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German American Bancorp, Inc. (GABC) Reports Third Quarter Earnings

JASPER, Ind., Oct. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- German American Bancorp, Inc. (GABC) reported quarterly earnings of $13.1 million, or $0.49 per share, in the third quarter of 2019.  This level of quarterly earnings performance was an increase of approximately $425,000, or 3% on a reported net income basis over third quarter 2018 net income of $12.6 million, or $0.55 per share.  On a per share basis, the quarter-over-quarter comparison was reflective of a higher level of shares outstanding in 2019 resulting in a $0.06, or approximately 11%, decrease in reported earnings per share relative to the third quarter of 2018.  The current year earnings are reflective of the inclusion of the acquisition of Citizens First Corporation of Bowling Green, Kentucky on July 1, 2019 and the acquisition of First Security, Inc. of Owensboro, Kentucky on October 15, 2018.  The third quarter of 2019 operating results included acquisition-related expenses of approximately $2.3 million ($1.7 million, or $0.06 per share, on an after-tax basis), while the results of the third quarter of 2018 included merger-related expenses of $395,000 ($317,000, or $0.01 per share, on an after-tax basis).  On a year-to-date basis, reported earnings for the first nine months of 2019 were $43.4 million, or $1.70 per share, which represents an increase of $7.9 million, or 10% on a per share basis, over the first nine months 2018 net income of $35.5 million, or $1.55 per share.

Our 2019 third quarter financial position and performance, relative to that of the same quarter last year, was largely attributable to the inclusion of the operating results of the two previously noted acquisitions.  Total assets increased during the past year by nearly $1.0 billion, or approximately 30%, to $4.4 billion as of September 30, 2019, while average earning assets increased by $883.3 million, or approximately 29%, during the same period.

Third quarter 2019 net interest income increased by $10.0 million, or approximately 35%, driven by the Company’s higher level of average earning assets and an increase in the net interest margin to 3.93% in third quarter of 2019, compared to 3.76% in the same quarter of 2018.  Other significant positive contributors to the quarter-over-quarter earnings comparison included a $3.1 million, or approximately 35%, increase in other non-interest income.  Partially offsetting the $13.1 million revenue increase was $10.4 million of additional other non-interest expenses during the current quarter as compared to the third quarter of 2018, of which approximately $1.9 million was attributable to the quarter-over-quarter increase in the previously noted acquisition-related expenses. The 2019 third quarter results also included a $2.3 million increase in the Company’s provision for loan losses as compared to the third quarter of 2018.

Mark A. Schroeder, German American’s Chairman & CEO, stated, "The third quarter of 2019 marked another period of solid performance for our Company.  While the third quarter results were impacted by significant acquisition-related expenses in connection with the completion of the Citizens First merger, we were very pleased with the level of incremental year-over-year growth in revenue, within both net interest income and various categories of non-interest income.  The incrementally higher level of non-interest expenses in the third quarter 2019 was also largely attributable to the inclusion of both the merger-related expenses and general operating expenses of Citizens First.  Those expenses are expected to be significantly mitigated going forward, as the operations of Citizens First are fully integrated into German American.”

Schroeder continued, “Further, the level of asset quality within our loan portfolio remains exceedingly strong, as indicated by our end of period non-performing asset ratio of only 0.32%.  The level of organic loan growth during the current quarter was mitigated by a combination of elevated commercial loan payoffs, reduced utilization of operating lines of credit by agricultural and commercial clients, and the continued realignment of mortgage loans from our portfolio to the secondary market, yet we are extremely pleased with the level of continued strength in our loan pipeline, which we believe is indicative of the continued economic strength throughout our footprint.  We look forward to building upon our exceptional record of delivering customer service excellence to our clients, continued reinvestment in the communities we serve, and long-term investment value to our shareholders.”

The Company also announced its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share, which will be payable on November 20, 2019 to shareholders of record as of November 10, 2019.

Balance Sheet Highlights

On July 1, 2019, the Company completed the acquisition of Citizens First Corporation (“Citizens First”) and its subsidiary bank, Citizen First Bank, Inc.  Citizens First, headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky, operated eight retail banking offices through Citizens First Bank, Inc. in Barren, Hart, Simpson and Warren Counties in Kentucky.  In addition, on October 15, 2018, the Company completed its acquisition of First Security, Inc. ("First Security") and its subsidiary bank, First Security Bank, Inc.  First Security was based in Owensboro, Kentucky, and operated 11 retail banking offices in Owensboro, Bowling Green, Franklin and Lexington, Kentucky and in Evansville and Newburgh, Indiana.

Total assets for the Company totaled $4.356 billion at September 30, 2019, representing an increase of $385.0 million, or 39% on an annualized basis, compared with June 30, 2019 and an increase of $992.0 million, or 30%, compared with September 30, 2018.  The increase in total assets as of September 30, 2019 compared to both June 30, 2019 and a year ago was driven largely by the acquisitions of Citizens First and First Security.

September 30, 2019 total loans increased $340.1 million, or 50% on an annualized basis, compared with June 30, 2019 and increased $720.6 million, or 31%, compared with September 30, 2018.  The majority of the increase in outstanding loans as of September 30, 2019 compared with June 30, 2019 was attributable to the acquisition of Citizens First.  As of September 30, 2019, outstanding loans from the Citizens First acquisition totaled $337.5 million.

             
End of Period Loan Balances   9/30/2019   6/30/2019   9/30/2018
(dollars in thousands)            
             
Commercial & Industrial Loans   $ 579,152     $ 554,290     $ 527,938  
Commercial Real Estate Loans   1,477,204     1,213,579     985,915  
Agricultural Loans   386,685     364,116     358,543  
Consumer Loans   305,027     280,963     247,861  
Residential Mortgage Loans   312,674     307,726     219,916  
    $ 3,060,742     $ 2,720,674     $ 2,340,173  
             

Non-performing assets totaled $14.1 million at September 30, 2019 compared to $12.5 million at June 30, 2019 and $8.6 million at September 30, 2018.  Non-performing assets represented 0.32% of total assets at September 30, 2019, 0.32% at June 30, 2019,  and 0.26% at September 30, 2018.  Non-performing loans totaled $13.5 million at September 30, 2019 compared to $11.9 million at June 30, 2019 and $8.5 million at September 30, 2018.  Non-performing loans represented 0.44% of total loans at September 30, 2019 compared to 0.44% at June 30, 2019 and 0.36% at September 30, 2018.

           
Non-performing Assets          
(dollars in thousands)          
  9/30/2019   6/30/2019   9/30/2018
Non-Accrual Loans $ 13,512     $ 10,929     $ 8,428  
Past Due Loans (90 days or more)     959     69  
Total Non-Performing Loans 13,512     11,888     8,497  
Other Real Estate 625     635     100  
Total Non-Performing Assets $ 14,137     $ 12,523     $ 8,597  
           
Restructured Loans $ 117     $ 118     $ 122  
           

The Company’s allowance for loan losses totaled $15.9 million at September 30, 2019 compared to $16.2 million at June 30, 2019 and $16.1 million at September 30, 2018.  The allowance for loan losses represented 0.52% of period-end loans at September 30, 2019 compared with 0.60% of period-end loans at June 30, 2019 and 0.69% of period-end loans at September 30, 2018.  From time to time, the Company has acquired loans through bank and branch acquisitions with the most recent being the Citizens First acquisition during the third quarter of 2019 and the First Security acquisition during the fourth quarter of 2018.  Under acquisition accounting treatment, loans acquired are recorded at fair value which includes a credit risk component, and therefore the allowance on loans acquired is not carried over from the seller.  The Company held a net discount on acquired loans of $22.9 million at September 30, 2019, $17.1 million at June 30, 2019 and $9.0 million at September 30, 2018.

September 30, 2019 total deposits increased $302.5 million, or 39% on an annualized basis, compared with June 30, 2019 and increased $790.4 million, or 30%, compared with September 30, 2018.  The increase in total deposits in the third quarter of 2019, compared with the second quarter of 2019, was related to the acquisition of Citizens First.  As of September 30, 2019, deposits from the Citizens First acquisition totaled $358.6 million.

             
End of Period Deposit Balances   9/30/2019   6/30/2019   9/30/2018
(dollars in thousands)            
             
Non-interest-bearing Demand Deposits   $ 827,259     $ 725,367     $ 634,421  
IB Demand, Savings, and MMDA Accounts   1,910,395     1,805,694     1,605,818  
Time Deposits < $100,000   323,746     248,744     189,405  
Time Deposits > $100,000   369,886     349,027     211,203  
    $ 3,431,286     $ 3,128,832     $ 2,640,847  
             

Results of Operations Highlights – Quarter ended September 30, 2019

Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 totaled $13,064,000, or $0.49 per share, a decline of 20% on a per share basis compared with the second quarter 2019 net income of $15,271,000, or $0.61 per share, and a decline of 11% on a per share basis compared with the third quarter 2018 net income of $12,639,000, or $0.55 per share.  The change in net income during the third quarter of 2019, compared with the third quarter of 2018, was largely impacted by the completed acquisition activity during 2018 and 2019.  A detailed analysis of the factors impacting third quarter 2019 income and expenses, as compared to second quarter 2019, is included in the remaining discussion.

Net income for each quarter presented was impacted by merger and acquisition activity during 2018 and 2019.  The third quarter of 2019 results of operations included acquisition-related expenses of approximately $2,258,000 ($1,696,000 or $0.06 per share, on an after tax basis), while the second quarter of 2019 results of operations included acquisition-related expenses of approximately $423,000 ($365,000 or $0.01 per share, on an after tax basis) and the third quarter of 2018 included approximately $395,000 ($317,000 or $0.01 per share on an after tax basis).

                                     
Summary Average Balance Sheet                                    
(Tax-equivalent basis / dollars in thousands)                                    
     Quarter Ended    Quarter Ended    Quarter Ended
    September 30, 2019   June  30, 2019   September 30, 2018
                                     
     Principal
Balance
   Income/
Expense
   Yield/
Rate
   Principal
Balance
   Income/
Expense
   Yield/
Rate
   Principal
Balance
   Income/
Expense
   Yield/
Rate
Assets                                          
Federal Funds Sold and Other                                          
Short-term Investments   $ 31,230     $ 163     2.07 %   $ 21,257     $ 85     1.62 %   $ 20,745     $ 101     1.94 %
Securities   870,369     6,472     2.97 %   842,282     6,529     3.10 %   755,793     5,826     3.08 %
Loans and Leases   3,076,931     41,008     5.29 %   2,721,630     35,135     5.18 %   2,318,657     28,240     4.84 %
Total Interest Earning Assets   $ 3,978,530     $ 47,643     4.76 %   $ 3,585,169     $ 41,749     4.67 %   $ 3,095,195     $ 34,167     4.39 %
                                           
Liabilities                                          
Demand Deposit Accounts   $ 797,337               $ 715,681               $ 636,989            
IB Demand, Savings, and                                          
MMDA Accounts   $ 1,946,219     $ 3,189     0.65 %   $ 1,797,228     $ 2,945     0.66 %   $ 1,617,768     $ 2,028     0.50 %
Time Deposits   725,347     3,210     1.75 %   631,174     2,814     1.79 %   425,783     1,507     1.40 %
FHLB Advances and Other Borrowings   286,587     1,934     2.68 %   246,229     1,636     2.67 %   257,460     1,392     2.14 %
Total Interest-Bearing Liabilities   $ 2,958,153     $ 8,333     1.12 %   $ 2,674,632     $ 7,395     1.11 %   $ 2,301,011     $ 4,927     0.85 %
                                           
Cost of Funds           0.83 %           0.83 %           0.63 %
Net Interest Income       $ 39,310               $ 34,354               $ 29,240        
Net Interest Margin           3.93 %           3.84 %           3.76 %
                                       

During the quarter ended September 30, 2019, net interest income totaled $38,578,000, an increase of $4,937,000, or 15%, compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2019 net interest income of $33,641,000. The increased level of net interest income during the third quarter of 2019 compared with the second quarter of 2019 was driven primarily by a higher level of average earning assets and an improved tax equivalent net interest margin. The increased level of average earning assets in the third quarter of 2019, compared with the second quarter of 2019, was driven primarily by the completed acquisition of Citizens First on July 1, 2019.

The tax equivalent net interest margin for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 was 3.93% compared with 3.84% in the second quarter of 2019.  Accretion of loan discounts on acquired loans contributed approximately 20 basis points to the net interest margin on an annualized basis in the third quarter of 2019 and 12 basis points in the second quarter of 2019.

During the quarter ended September 30, 2019, the Company recorded a provision for loan loss of $2,800,000 compared with $250,000 in the second quarter of  2019.  The provision during all periods was done in accordance with the Company's standard methodology for determining the adequacy of its allowance for loan loss.

Net charge-offs totaled $3,170,000 or 41 basis points on an annualized basis of average loans outstanding during the three months ended September 30, 2019, compared with $254,000 or 4 basis point on an annualized basis of average loans outstanding during second quarter of 2019.  The increase in net charge-offs during the third quarter of 2019 was primarily attributable to a partial charge-off on a single, adversely classified, commercial lending relationship.

During the quarter ended September 30, 2019, non-interest income totaled $12,056,000, an increase of $1,547,000, or 15%, compared with the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

             
    Quarter Ended   Quarter Ended   Quarter Ended
Non-interest Income   9/30/2019   6/30/2019   9/30/2018
(dollars in thousands)            
             
Trust and Investment Product Fees   $ 1,885     $ 1,913     $ 1,585  
Service Charges on Deposit Accounts   2,395     2,024     1,858  
Insurance Revenues   1,883     1,929     1,827  
Company Owned Life Insurance   364     304     251  
Interchange Fee Income   2,538     2,332     1,847  
Other Operating Income   1,029     461     639  
Subtotal   10,094     8,963     8,007  
Net Gains on Loans   1,649     1,030     866  
Net Gains on Securities   313     516     90  
Total Non-interest Income   $ 12,056     $ 10,509     $ 8,963  
             

Service charges on deposit accounts increased $371,000, or 18%, during the quarter ended September 30, 2019, compared with the second quarter of 2019. The increase was largely related to the acquisition of Citizens First during the third quarter of  2019.

Interchange fees increased $206,000, or 9%, during the third quarter of 2019 compared with the second quarter of 2019.  The increase during the third quarter of 2019 compared with the second quarter of 2019 was largely related to the Citizens First acquisition.

Other operating income increased $568,000, or 123%, during the quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared with the second quarter of 2019.  The increase during the third quarter of 2019 compared with the second quarter of 2019 was largely attributable to fees associated with increased interest rate swap transactions with loan customers.

Net gains on sales of loans increased $619,000, or 60%, during the third quarter of 2019 compared with the second quarter of 2019, primarily due to higher sales volumes.  Loan sales for the third quarter of 2019 totaled $60.1 million compared with $39.6 million during the second quarter of 2019.

During the quarter ended September 30, 2019, non-interest expense totaled $31,961,000, an increase of $6,343,000, or 25%, compared with the quarter ended June 30, 2019.  The third quarter of 2019 included acquisition-related expenses of $2,258,000 while the second quarter of 2019 included acquisition-related expenses of approximately $423,000.

             
    Quarter Ended   Quarter Ended   Quarter Ended
Non-interest Expense   9/30/2019   6/30/2019   9/30/2018
(dollars in thousands)            
             
Salaries and Employee Benefits   $ 17,579     $ 14,117     $ 12,134  
Occupancy, Furniture and Equipment Expense   3,751     3,212     2,738  
FDIC Premiums       245     324  
Data Processing Fees   2,860     1,803     1,309  
Professional Fees   1,324     1,174     793  
Advertising and Promotion   1,054     936     851  
Intangible Amortization   1,064     802     430  
Other Operating Expenses   4,329     3,329     2,997  
Total Non-interest Expense   $ 31,961     $ 25,618     $ 21,576  
             

Salaries and benefits increased $3,462,000, or 25%, during the quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared with the second quarter of 2019.  The increase in salaries and benefits during the third quarter of 2019 compared with the second quarter of 2019 was largely attributable to the Citizen First acquisition completed July 1, 2019.  Also, contributing to the increased salaries and benefits expense were increases in health insurance plan costs and in mortgage origination compensation related to the increased volume of residential mortgages.  The third quarter of 2019 included approximately $695,000 of acquisition-related salary and benefit costs of a non-recurring nature.

Occupancy, furniture and equipment expense increased $539,000, or 17%, during the third quarter of 2019 compared with the second quarter of 2019.  The increase in occupancy, furniture and equipment expense was primarily attributable to the Citizens First acquisition.

FDIC premiums declined $245,000, or 100%, during the third quarter of 2019 compared with the second quarter of 2019.  The decline in FDIC premiums is attributable to credits received from the FDIC during the third quarter of 2019.  The credits received were due to the reserve ratio of the deposit insurance fund exceeding the FDIC's target levels.

Data processing fees increased $1,057,000, or 59%, during the third quarter of 2019 compared with the second quarter of 2019.  The increase during the third quarter of 2019 compared with the second quarter of 2019 was largely driven by acquisition-related costs which totaled approximately $999,000 during the third quarter of 2019.  Acquisition-related costs totaled $214,000 during the second quarter of 2019.

Professional fees increased $150,000, or 13%, during the third quarter of 2019 compared with the second quarter of 2019.  The increase during the third quarter of 2019 compared to the second quarter of 2019 was due in large part to professional fees related to merger and acquisition activity.  Merger and acquisition-related professional fees totaled approximately $401,000 during the third quarter of 2019 compared with $205,000 in the second quarter of 2019.

Intangible amortization increased $262,000, or 33%, during the third quarter of 2019 compared with the second quarter of 2019.  The increase was attributable to the Citizen First acquisition.

Other operating expenses increased $1,000,000, or 30%, during the third quarter of 2019 compared with the second quarter of 2019.  The increase was largely attributable to the Citizens First acquisition.

About German American

German American Bancorp, Inc. is a NASDAQ-traded (GABC) financial   holding company based in Jasper, Indiana.  German American, through its banking subsidiary German American Bank, operates 75 banking offices in 20 contiguous southern Indiana counties, six counties in Kentucky and one county in Tennessee.  The Company also owns an investment brokerage subsidiary (German American Investment Services, Inc.) and a full line property and casualty insurance agency (German American Insurance, Inc.).

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Readers are cautioned that, by their nature, forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors. Actual results and experience could differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including but not limited to, those discussed in this press release. Factors that could cause actual experience to differ from the expectations expressed or implied in this press release include the unknown future direction of interest rates and the timing and magnitude of any changes in interest rates; changes in competitive conditions; the introduction, withdrawal, success and timing of asset/liability management strategies or of mergers and acquisitions and other business initiatives and strategies; changes in customer borrowing, repayment, investment and deposit practices; changes in fiscal, monetary and tax policies; changes in financial and capital markets; potential deterioration in general economic conditions, either nationally or locally, resulting in, among other things, credit quality deterioration; capital management activities, including possible future sales of new securities, or possible repurchases or redemptions by the Company of outstanding debt or equity securities; risks of expansion through acquisitions and mergers, such as unexpected credit quality problems of the acquired loans or other assets, unexpected attrition of the customer base of the acquired institution or branches, and difficulties in integration of the acquired operations; factors driving impairment charges on investments; the impact, extent and timing of technological changes; potential cyber-attacks, information security breaches and other criminal activities; litigation liabilities, including related costs, expenses, settlements and judgments, or the outcome of matters before regulatory agencies, whether pending or commencing in the future; actions of the Federal Reserve Board; changes in accounting principles and interpretations; potential increases of federal deposit insurance premium expense, and possible future special assessments of FDIC premiums, either industry wide or specific to the Company’s banking subsidiary; actions of the regulatory authorities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act") and the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and other possible legislative and regulatory actions and reforms; impacts resulting from possible amendments or revisions to the Dodd-Frank Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder, or to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules and regulations; the continued availability of earnings and excess capital sufficient for the lawful and prudent declaration and payment of cash dividends; and other risk factors expressly identified in the Company’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Such statements reflect our views with respect to future events and are subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to the operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity of the Company. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. It is intended that these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. We do not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

GERMAN AMERICAN BANCORP, INC.
(unaudited, dollars in thousands except per share data)
           
Consolidated Balance Sheets
           
  September 30, 2019   June 30, 2019   September 30, 2018
ASSETS          
Cash and Due from Banks $ 64,791     $ 48,634     $ 50,980  
Short-term Investments 26,328     41,623     14,604  
Investment Securities 849,798     841,045     739,980  
           
Loans Held-for-Sale 19,156     14,184     9,178  
           
Loans, Net of Unearned Income 3,056,907     2,717,028     2,336,625  
Allowance for Loan Losses (15,869 )   (16,239 )   (16,051 )
Net Loans 3,041,038     2,700,789     2,320,574  
           
Stock in FHLB and Other Restricted Stock 13,968     13,048     13,048  
Premises and Equipment 98,754     89,413     69,267  
Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets 133,818     113,309     65,548  
Other Assets 108,231     108,694     80,590  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 4,355,882     $ 3,970,739     $ 3,363,769  
           
LIABILITIES          
Non-interest-bearing Demand Deposits $ 827,259     $ 725,367     $ 634,421  
Interest-bearing Demand, Savings, and Money Market Accounts 1,910,395     1,805,694     1,605,818  
Time Deposits 693,632     597,771     400,608  
Total Deposits 3,431,286     3,128,832     2,640,847  
           
Borrowings 316,687     305,940     327,039  
Other Liabilities 44,982     36,556     19,760  
TOTAL LIABILITIES 3,792,955     3,471,328     2,987,646  
           
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Common Stock and Surplus 305,270     254,935     189,195  
Retained Earnings 241,801     233,269     204,188  
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) 15,856     11,207     (17,260 )
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 562,927     499,411     376,123  
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 4,355,882     $ 3,970,739     $ 3,363,769  
           
END OF PERIOD SHARES OUTSTANDING 26,662,078     24,992,238     22,968,078  
           
TANGIBLE BOOK VALUE PER SHARE (1) $ 16.09     $ 15.45     $ 13.52  
           
(1) Tangible Book Value per Share is defined as Total Shareholders' Equity less Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets divided by End of Period Shares Outstanding.
                       


GERMAN AMERICAN BANCORP, INC.
(unaudited, dollars in thousands except per share data)
                     
Consolidated Statements of Income
                     
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30,
2019
  June 30, 2019   September 30,
2018
  September 30,
2019
  September 30,
2018
INTEREST INCOME                  
Interest and Fees on Loans $ 40,921     $ 35,046     $ 28,148     $ 111,086     $ 78,406  
Interest on Short-term Investments 163     85     101     389     211  
Interest and Dividends on Investment Securities 5,827     5,905     5,226     17,661     15,536  
TOTAL INTEREST INCOME 46,911     41,036     33,475     129,136     94,153  
                     
INTEREST EXPENSE                  
Interest on Deposits 6,399     5,759     3,535     17,574     8,666  
Interest on Borrowings 1,934     1,636     1,392     5,752     3,860  
TOTAL INTEREST EXPENSE 8,333     7,395     4,927     23,326     12,526  
                     
NET INTEREST INCOME 38,578     33,641     28,548     105,810     81,627  
Provision for Loan Losses 2,800     250     500     3,725     2,070  
NET INTEREST INCOME AFTER PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES 35,778     33,391     28,048     102,085     79,557  
                     
NON-INTEREST INCOME                  
Net Gain on Sales of Loans 1,649     1,030     866     3,660     2,421  
Net Gain on Securities 313     516     90     984     434  
Other Non-interest Income 10,094     8,963     8,007     29,579     24,482  
TOTAL NON-INTEREST INCOME 12,056     10,509     8,963     34,223     27,337  
                     
NON-INTEREST EXPENSE                  
Salaries and Benefits 17,579     14,117     12,134     46,740     36,279  
Other Non-interest Expenses 14,382     11,501     9,442     37,598     27,460  
TOTAL NON-INTEREST EXPENSE 31,961     25,618     21,576     84,338     63,739  
                     
Income before Income Taxes 15,873     18,282     15,435     51,970     43,155  
Income Tax Expense 2,809     3,011     2,796     8,568     7,606  
                     
NET INCOME $ 13,064     $ 15,271     $ 12,639     $ 43,402     $ 35,549  
                     
BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE $ 0.49     $ 0.61     $ 0.55     $ 1.70     $ 1.55  
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $ 0.49     $ 0.61     $ 0.55     $ 1.70     $ 1.55  
                     
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING 26,643,064     24,992,238     22,968,047     25,541,843     22,958,977  
DILUTED WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING 26,643,064     24,992,238     22,968,047     25,541,843     22,958,977  
                     


GERMAN AMERICAN BANCORP, INC.
(unaudited, dollars in thousands except per share data)
                       
      Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
      September 30,   June 30,   September 30,   September 30,   September 30,
      2019   2019   2018   2019   2018
EARNINGS PERFORMANCE RATIOS                    
  Annualized Return on Average Assets   1.20 %   1.56 %   1.52 %   1.43 %   1.47 %
  Annualized Return on Average Equity   9.37 %   12.60 %   13.47 %   11.52 %   12.88 %
  Net Interest Margin   3.93 %   3.84 %   3.76 %   3.89 %   3.72 %
  Efficiency Ratio (1)   62.22 %   57.10 %   56.48 %   59.31 %   57.43 %
  Net Overhead Expense to Average Earning Assets (2)   2.00 %   1.69 %   1.63 %   1.80 %   1.62 %
                                           
ASSET QUALITY RATIOS                                        
  Annualized Net Charge-offs to Average Loans   0.41 %   0.04 %   0.01 %   0.17 %   0.10 %
  Allowance for Loan Losses to Period End Loans   0.52 %   0.60 %   0.69 %        
  Non-performing Assets to Period End Assets   0.32 %   0.32 %   0.26 %        
  Non-performing Loans to Period End Loans   0.44 %   0.44 %   0.36 %        
  Loans 30-89 Days Past Due to Period End Loans   0.30 %   0.39 %   0.65 %        
                       
SELECTED BALANCE SHEET & OTHER FINANCIAL DATA                    
  Average Assets   $ 4,355,111     $ 3,908,669     $ 3,333,005     $ 4,051,884     $ 3,227,466  
  Average Earning Assets   $ 3,978,530     $ 3,585,169     $ 3,095,195     $ 3,712,930     $ 3,002,543  
  Average Total Loans   $ 3,076,931     $ 2,721,630     $ 2,318,657     $ 2,840,435     $ 2,230,100  
  Average Demand Deposits   $ 797,337     $ 715,681     $ 636,989     $ 735,097     $ 616,048  
  Average Interest Bearing Liabilities   $ 2,958,153     $ 2,674,632     $ 2,301,011     $ 2,781,279     $ 2,223,469  
  Average Equity   $ 557,447     $ 484,891     $ 375,255     $ 502,532     $ 368,053  
                       
  Period End Non-performing Assets (3)   $ 14,137     $ 12,523     $ 8,597          
  Period End Non-performing Loans (4)   $ 13,512     $ 11,888     $ 8,497          
  Period End Loans 30-89 Days Past Due (5)   $ 9,054
    $ 10,605     $ 15,110          
                       
  Tax Equivalent Net Interest Income   $ 39,310     $ 34,354     $ 29,240     $ 107,964     $ 83,643  
  Net Charge-offs during Period   $ 3,170     $ 254     $ 86     $ 3,679     $ 1,713  
                       
(1) Efficiency Ratio is defined as Non-interest Expense divided by the sum of Net Interest Income, on a tax equivalent basis, and Non-interest Income.        
(2) Net Overhead Expense is defined as Total Non-interest Expense less Total Non-interest Income.        
(3) Non-performing assets are defined as Non-accrual Loans, Loans Past Due 90 days or more, and Other Real Estate Owned.        
(4) Non-performing loans are defined as Non-accrual Loans and Loans Past Due 90 days or more.        
(5) Loans 30-89 days past due and still accruing.                    

For additional information, contact:
Mark A Schroeder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of German American Bancorp, Inc.
Bradley M Rust, Executive Vice President/CFO of German American Bancorp, Inc.
(812) 482-1314