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Investar Holding Corporation Announces 2019 Third Quarter Results

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Investar Holding Corporation (ISTR) (the “Company”), the holding company for Investar Bank, National Association (the “Bank”), today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019. The Company reported net income of $4.7 million, or $0.46 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $4.9 million, or $0.48 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, and $4.0 million, or $0.41 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.

On a non-GAAP basis, core earnings per diluted common share for the third quarter were $0.48 compared to $0.47 for the second quarter of 2019 and $0.41 for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. Core earnings exclude certain non-operating items including, but not limited to, acquisition expense and changes in the fair value of equity securities (refer to the Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures table for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP metrics).

The Company’s balance sheet and statement of income as of and for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019 include the impact of the Company’s acquisition of Mainland Bank (“Mainland”), which was completed on March 1, 2019. As of the acquisition date, Mainland had approximately $127.1 million in total assets, including $82.4 million in loans, and approximately $107.6 million in deposits. The assets acquired and liabilities assumed have been recorded at fair value in the Company’s consolidated balance sheet and are subject to change pending finalization of all valuations.

Investar Holding Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer John D’Angelo said:

“We are pleased to announce strong third quarter performance. We experienced solid organic loan growth of 2.8% during the quarter, or 11.2% annualized, and remain confident that we will achieve our target organic loan growth of 8% to 10% for the year. We are focused on improving profitability while creating shareholder value by continuing to grow both EPS and the franchise organically and through M&A.

During the third quarter, we announced a definitive agreement to acquire Bank of York which will expand our footprint into the west Alabama market. We are excited to expand into new markets and have the opportunity to serve more customers in more communities. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the shareholders of Bank of York have approved the acquisition, and we expect to close the acquisition on or about November 1, 2019. We also announced an agreement whereby the Bank will acquire certain assets, deposits and other liabilities relating to two existing branch locations of Dallas, Texas-based PlainsCapital Bank. The branches are located in the Texas cities of Victoria and Alice, which further expands our existing Texas footprint.”

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Total revenues, or interest and noninterest income, for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 totaled $24.5 million, an increase of $0.3 million, or 1.4%, compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2019, and an increase of $4.5 million, or 22.4%, compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2018.

  • Total loans increased $43.0 million, or 2.8%, to $1.59 billion at September 30, 2019, compared to $1.54 billion at June 30, 2019, and increased $227.9 million, or 16.8% compared to $1.36 billion at September 30, 2018. Excluding the loans acquired in the Mainland acquisition, or $73.2 million at September 30, 2019, total loans increased $47.4 million, or 3.2%, compared to June 30, 2019, and increased $154.7 million, or 11.4%, compared to September 30, 2018.

  • The business lending portfolio, which consists of loans secured by owner-occupied commercial real estate properties and commercial and industrial loans, was $632.4 million at September 30, 2019, an increase of $16.4 million, or 2.7%, compared to the business lending portfolio of $616.0 million at June 30, 2019, and an increase of $147.7 million, or 30.5%, compared to the business lending portfolio of $484.7 million at September 30, 2018.

  • Credit quality remains strong with nonperforming loans of 0.36% of total loans at September 30, 2019 compared to 0.37% and 0.47% at June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018, respectively.

  • Total deposits increased $33.1 million, or 2.1%, to $1.59 billion at September 30, 2019, compared to $1.55 billion at June 30, 2019, and increased $289.7 million, or 22.4%, compared to $1.30 billion at September 30, 2018. The Company acquired approximately $107.6 million in deposits from Mainland at the time of acquisition on March 1, 2019, and the remaining increase is due to organic growth.

  • The Company repurchased 18,707 shares of its common stock through its stock repurchase program at an average price of $22.83 during the quarter ended September 30, 2019, leaving 326,334 shares authorized for repurchase under the current stock repurchase plan.

  • On July 30, 2019, the Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Merger Agreement”) to acquire Bank of York in York, Alabama. Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, the Company will pay a total amount of cash merger consideration to shareholders of Bank of York equal to $15.0 million. Bank of York will also be permitted under the Merger Agreement to make regular and special pre-closing cash distributions to its shareholders in an aggregate amount of approximately $1.0 million. The transaction has received required regulatory and Bank of York shareholder approval, and the Company anticipates it will close the Bank of York acquisition on or about November 1, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. Branch and operating system conversions are currently scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2020. At June 30, 2019, Bank of York had approximately $99.5 million in assets, $46.0 million in net loans, and $82.3 million in deposits.

  • On August 20, 2019, the Company announced that it is has entered into a Purchase and Assumption Agreement (the “Agreement”) whereby the Bank has agreed to acquire certain assets, deposits and other liabilities relating to two existing branch locations of PlainsCapital Bank in Dallas, Texas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. The branches are located in the Texas cities of Victoria and Alice. Under the terms of the Agreement, the Bank expects to acquire approximately $42 million in deposits and approximately $52 million in loans. In addition, the Bank will acquire substantially all the fixed assets at the branch locations, and will assume the leases for the branch facilities. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

  • The Company announced that it will be opening two new branch locations in the fourth quarter of 2019. One branch is located in Lafayette, Louisiana and will expand the Bank’s presence to five branches in the Acadiana market. Another branch will be opened in Westlake, Louisiana, which will be the Bank’s first branch in the Lake Charles market.

Loans

Total loans were $1.59 billion at September 30, 2019, an increase of $43.0 million, or 2.8%, compared to June 30, 2019, and an increase of $227.9 million, or 16.8%, compared to September 30, 2018. Excluding the loans acquired in the Mainland acquisition, or $73.2 million at September 30, 2019, total loans increased $47.4 million, or 3.2%, compared to June 30, 2019, and increased $154.7 million, or 11.4%, compared to September 30, 2018. We experienced the majority of our loan growth in the commercial real estate and commercial and industrial portfolios for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 as we remain focused on relationship banking and growing our commercial loan portfolio.

The following table sets forth the composition of the total loan portfolio as of the dates indicated (dollars in thousands).

                Linked Quarter       Percentage of Total
                Change   Year/Year Change   Loans
    9/30/2019   6/30/2019   9/30/2018   $   %   $   %   9/30/2019   9/30/2018
Mortgage loans on real estate                                    
Construction and development   $ 176,674     $ 167,232     $ 160,921     $ 9,442     5.6 %   $ 15,753     9.8 %   11.1 %   11.9 %
1-4 Family   310,298     305,512     286,976     4,786     1.6     23,322     8.1     19.6     21.1  
Multifamily   58,243     56,081     50,770     2,162     3.9     7,473     14.7     3.7     3.7  
Farmland   24,629     25,203     20,902     (574 )   (2.3 )   3,727     17.8     1.5     1.5  
Commercial real estate                                    
Owner-occupied   339,240     339,130     291,168     110         48,072     16.5     21.4     21.4  
Nonowner-occupied   353,910     338,426     301,828     15,484     4.6     52,082     17.3     22.3     22.2  
Commercial and industrial   293,152     276,902     193,563     16,250     5.9     99,589     51.5     18.5     14.3  
Consumer   30,196     34,822     52,284     (4,626 )   (13.3 )   (22,088 )   (42.2 )   1.9     3.9  
Total loans   $ 1,586,342     $ 1,543,308     $ 1,358,412     $ 43,034     2.8 %   $ 227,930     16.8 %   100 %   100 %

At September 30, 2019, the Company’s total business lending portfolio, which consists of loans secured by owner-occupied commercial real estate properties and commercial and industrial loans, was $632.4 million, an increase of $16.4 million, or 2.7%, compared to the business lending portfolio of $616.0 million at June 30, 2019, and an increase of $147.7 million, or 30.5%, compared to the business lending portfolio of $484.7 million at September 30, 2018. The increase in the business lending portfolio compared to June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018 is mainly attributable to increased production of our Commercial and Industrial Division. The increase in the business lending portfolio compared to September 30, 2018 is also partly attributable to loans acquired from Mainland on March 1, 2019, which included owner-occupied commercial real estate and commercial and industrial loans with a total balance of $45.7 million at September 30, 2019.

Consumer loans, including indirect auto loans of $17.9 million, totaled $30.2 million at September 30, 2019, a decrease of $4.6 million, or 13.3%, compared to $34.8 million, including indirect auto loans of $21.6 million, at June 30, 2019, and a decrease of $22.1 million, or 42.2%, compared to $52.3 million, including indirect auto loans of $35.9 million, at September 30, 2018. The decrease in consumer loans is mainly attributable to the scheduled paydowns of this portfolio and is consistent with our business strategy.

Credit Quality

Nonperforming loans were $5.7 million at September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019, or 0.36% and 0.37% of total loans, at September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively, a decrease of $0.6 million compared to $6.3 million, or 0.47% of total loans, at September 30, 2018.

The allowance for loan losses was $10.3 million, or 182.40% and 0.65% of nonperforming loans and total loans, respectively, at September 30, 2019, compared to $9.9 million, or 173.43% and 0.64%, respectively, at June 30, 2019, and $9.0 million, or 142.16% and 0.66%, respectively, at September 30, 2018.

The provision for loan losses was $0.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to $0.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 and $0.8 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. The changes in the provision for loan losses compared to the quarters ended June 30, 2019  and September 30, 2018, are primarily attributable to the changes in incremental loan growth, excluding acquired loan balances, as credit quality and other factors impacting our allowance and related provision were relatively unchanged period over period.

Deposits

Total deposits at September 30, 2019 were $1.59 billion, an increase of $33.1 million, or 2.1%, compared to June 30, 2019, and an increase of $289.7 million, or 22.4%, compared to September 30, 2018. The Company acquired approximately $107.6 million in deposits from Mainland at the time of acquisition on March 1, 2019.

The following table sets forth the composition of deposits as of the dates indicated (dollars in thousands).

                Linked Quarter       Percentage of
                Change   Year/Year Change   Total Deposits
    9/30/2019   6/30/2019   9/30/2018   $   %   $   %   9/30/2019   9/30/2018
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits   $ 291,039     $ 289,481     $ 214,190     $ 1,558     0.5 %   $ 76,849     35.9 %   18.3 %   16.5 %
Interest-bearing demand deposits   305,361     332,754     245,569     (27,393 )   (8.2 )   59,792     24.3     19.3     19.0  
Money market deposit accounts   194,757     177,209     179,071     17,548     9.9     15,686     8.8     12.3     13.8  
Savings accounts   110,636     111,222     112,078     (586 )   (0.5 )   (1,442 )   (1.3 )   7.0     8.7  
Time deposits   683,564     641,551     544,713     42,013     6.5     138,851     25.5     43.1     42.0  
Total deposits   $ 1,585,357     $ 1,552,217     $ 1,295,621     $ 33,140     2.1 %   $ 289,736     22.4 %   100.0 %   100.0 %

Interest-bearing demand deposits and time deposits at September 30, 2019 increased $59.8 million and $138.9 million, respectively, compared to September 30, 2018. These increases are mainly attributable to the increased rates offered for our interest-bearing demand deposits and time deposits to remain competitive in our markets. Noninterest-bearing demand deposits at September 30, 2019 increased $76.8 million compared to September 30, 2018. While some of this growth was a result of acquisition, we continue to focus on relationship banking and growing our commercial relationships while improving our deposit mix with growth in noninterest-bearing deposits as a percentage of total deposits.

Net Interest Income

Net interest income for the third quarter of 2019 totaled $16.4 million, an increase of $35.0 thousand, or 0.2%, compared to the second quarter of 2019, and an increase of $2.0 million, or 13.8%, compared to the third quarter of 2018. Interest accretion from acquired loans of $0.4 million, $0.4 million, and $0.6 million is included in interest income for the quarters ended September 30, 2019, June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018, respectively. Also included in interest income for the quarters ended September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019 are interest recoveries of $24.3 thousand and $74.7 thousand, respectively, on acquired loans.

Interest income for the third quarter of 2019 increased $4.1 million compared to the third quarter of 2018, with $3.3 million and $0.8 million due to increases in the volume and yield, respectively, of interest-earning assets. This increase in interest income was partially offset by an increase in interest expense of $2.1 million, with $0.5 million and $1.6 million due to increases in the volume and cost, respectively, of interest-bearing liabilities compared to the third quarter of 2018.

The Company’s net interest margin was 3.48% for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to 3.59% for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 and 3.56% for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. The yield on interest-earning assets was 4.86% for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to 4.93% for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 and 4.65% for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. The decrease in the net interest margin for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2019 is primarily attributable to an increase in the cost of time deposits which negatively impacted the net interest margin by approximately six basis points. The decrease in net interest margin for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2018 was driven by an increase in the cost of funds required to fund the increase in assets.

Exclusive of the interest income accretion from the acquisition of loans, discussed above, as well as the $24.3 thousand and $74.7 thousand of interest recoveries in the quarters ended September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively, net interest margin was 3.39% for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to 3.49% for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 and 3.42% for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, while the yield on interest-earning assets was 4.77% for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to 4.82% and 4.51% for the quarters ended June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018, respectively.

The cost of deposits increased 9 basis points to 1.61% for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to 1.52% for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, and increased 47 basis points compared to 1.14% for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. The increase in the cost of deposits compared to the quarters ended June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018 reflects the increased rates offered during the period for our interest-bearing demand deposits and time deposits to remain competitive in our markets and attract new deposits. The overall cost of funds for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 increased 6 and 39 basis points to 1.73% compared to 1.67% and 1.34% for the quarters ended June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018, respectively. The increase in the cost of funds at September 30, 2019 compared to June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018 is mainly a result of an increase in the cost of deposits but is also driven by the increased cost of borrowed funds used to finance loan and investment activity.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income for the third quarter of 2019 totaled $1.6 million, a decrease of $0.1 million, or 7.1%, compared to the second quarter of 2019, and an increase of $0.4 million, or 33.0%, compared to the third quarter of 2018. The decrease in noninterest income in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2019 is mainly attributable to the $0.2 million in net gains recognized in the second quarter of 2019 on the sales of approximately $61.9 million in investment securities as we sought to better position the balance sheet for potential reductions in short term interest rates. The decrease was partially offset by a $0.1 million increase in other operating income. Other operating income includes, among other things, various operations fees and income recognized on certain equity method investments.

The increase in noninterest income compared to the third quarter of 2018 is primarily a result of a $0.4 million increase in other operating income.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense for the third quarter of 2019 totaled $11.7 million, an increase of $0.1 million, or 1.1%, compared to the second quarter of 2019, and an increase of $1.4 million, or 13.9%, compared to the third quarter of 2018.

The increase in noninterest expense for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2019 is mainly attributable to increases in salaries and employee benefits and acquisition expenses, partially offset by a decrease in other operating expenses. The increase in employee benefits expense is attributable to higher health insurance claims and increased bonus expense compared to the second quarter of 2019. The increase in acquisition expense compared to the second quarter of 2019 is a result of the pending acquisition of Bank of York in York, Alabama which the Company announced in July 2019. The decrease in other operating expenses primarily resulted from decreases in FDIC assessments, software expense and repair and maintenance expense.

The increase in noninterest expense for the third quarter of 2019 compared to the third quarter of 2018 is primarily attributable to increases in depreciation and amortization, salaries and employee benefits, data processing and acquisition expense. The increase in depreciation and amortization resulted from various projects including equipment upgrades at acquired branches, as well as the acquisition of Mainland, which added fixed assets of approximately $2.6 million in March 2019. The increase in salaries and employee benefits compared to the third quarter of 2018 is mainly attributable to the staffing mix throughout the year, as well as the additional staff from the Mainland acquisition. Data processing expense increased due to the increase in the volume of bank activity after the Company added the three branches from the Mainland acquisition. The increase in acquisition expense compared to the third quarter of 2018 is a result of the pending acquisition of Bank of York, mentioned above.

Taxes

The Company recorded income tax expense of $1.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, which equates to an effective tax rate of 19.2%, a decrease from the effective tax rate of 19.8% and an increase from the effective tax rate of 11.3% for the quarters ended June 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018, respectively. The increase in the effective tax rate compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2018 is the result of a discrete tax benefit of $0.3 million recorded by the Company in the third quarter of 2018 related to return-to-provision adjustments. Management expects the Company’s effective tax rate to approximate 20% in 2019.

Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Common Share

The Company reported basic and diluted earnings per common share of $0.46 for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, a decrease of $0.03 and $0.02 compared to basic and diluted earnings per common share of $0.49 and $0.48, respectively, for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, and an increase of $0.04 and $0.05 compared to basic and diluted earnings per common share of $0.42 and $0.41, respectively, for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.

About Investar Holding Corporation

Investar Holding Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, provides full banking services, excluding trust services, through its wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Investar Bank, National Association, a national bank. The Bank serves several markets across south Louisiana with 21 branches, and serves the greater Houston market in southeast Texas with three branches. At September 30, 2019, the Company had 285 full-time equivalent employees.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, or GAAP. These measures and ratios include “tangible common equity,” “tangible assets,” “tangible equity to tangible assets,” “tangible book value per common share,” “core noninterest income,” “core earnings before noninterest expense,” “core noninterest expense,” “core earnings before income tax expense,” “core income tax expense,” “core earnings,” “core efficiency ratio,” “core return on average assets,” “core return on average equity,” “core basic earnings per share,” and “core diluted earnings per share.” Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide information useful to investors in understanding the Company’s financial results, and the Company believes that its presentation, together with the accompanying reconciliations, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company’s business and allow investors to view performance in a manner similar to management, the entire financial services sector, bank stock analysts and bank regulators. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered a substitute for GAAP basis measures and results, and the Company strongly encourages investors to review its consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies’ non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures disclosed in this press release to the comparable GAAP financial measures is included at the end of the financial statement tables.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that reflect the Company’s current views with respect to, among other things, future events and financial performance. The Company generally identifies forward-looking statements by terminology such as “outlook,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” or the negative version of those words or other comparable words. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on the historical performance of the Company and its subsidiaries or on the Company’s current plans, estimates and expectations. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company that the future plans, estimates or expectations by the Company will be achieved. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and assumptions relating to the Company’s operations, financial results, financial condition, business prospects, growth strategy and liquidity. If one or more of these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the Company’s underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, the Company’s actual results may vary materially from those indicated in these statements. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the following, any one or more of which could materially affect the outcome of future events:

  • business and economic conditions generally and in the financial services industry in particular, whether nationally, regionally or in the markets in which we operate;
  • our ability to achieve organic loan and deposit growth, and the composition of that growth;
  • our ability to identify and enter into agreements to combine with attractive acquisition candidates, finance acquisitions, complete acquisitions after definitive agreements are entered into, and successfully integrate acquired operations;
  • changes (or the lack of changes) in interest rates, yield curves and interest rate spread relationships that affect our loan and deposit pricing;
  • possible cessation or market replacement of LIBOR and the related effect on our LIBOR-based financial products and contracts, including, but not limited to, hedging products, debt obligations, investments and loans;
  • the extent of continuing client demand for the high level of personalized service that is a key element of our banking approach as well as our ability to execute our strategy generally;
  • our dependence on our management team, and our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel;
  • changes in the quality or composition of our loan or investment portfolios, including adverse developments in borrower industries or in the repayment ability of individual borrowers;
  • inaccuracy of the assumptions and estimates we make in establishing reserves for probable loan losses and other estimates;
  • the concentration of our business within our geographic areas of operation in Louisiana and Texas, and, upon completion of our acquisition of Bank of York, Alabama;
  • concentration of credit exposure; and
  • the satisfaction of the conditions to closing the pending acquisition of Bank of York and the ability to subsequently integrate it effectively.

These factors should not be construed as exhaustive. Additional information on these and other risk factors can be found in Item 1A. “Risk Factors” and in the “Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in Item 7. “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For further information contact:

Investar Holding Corporation
Chris Hufft
Chief Financial Officer
(225) 227-2215
Chris.Hufft@investarbank.com

INVESTAR HOLDING CORPORATION
SUMMARY FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(Amounts in thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)
                     
    As of and for the three months ended
                Linked    
    9/30/2019   6/30/2019   9/30/2018   Quarter   Year/Year
EARNINGS DATA                    
Total interest income   $ 22,854     $ 22,388     $ 18,777     2.1 %   21.7 %
Total interest expense   6,488     6,057     4,392     7.1     47.7  
Net interest income   16,366     16,331     14,385     0.2     13.8  
Provision for loan losses   538     369     785     45.8     (31.5 )
Total noninterest income   1,618     1,742     1,217     (7.1 )   32.9  
Total noninterest expense   11,682     11,554     10,254     1.1     13.9  
Income before income taxes   5,764     6,150     4,563     (6.3 )   26.3  
Income tax expense   1,107     1,216     516     (9.0 )   114.5  
Net income   $ 4,657     $ 4,934     $ 4,047     (5.6 )   15.1  
                     
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET DATA                    
Total assets   $ 1,999,240     $ 1,951,559     $ 1,705,733     2.4 %   17.2 %
Total interest-earning assets   1,864,218     1,823,196     1,603,711     2.3     16.2  
Total loans   1,560,841     1,523,004     1,311,158     2.5     19.0  
Total interest-bearing deposits   1,284,646     1,236,324     1,045,326     3.9     22.9  
Total interest-bearing liabilities   1,488,776     1,455,623     1,301,248     2.3     14.4  
Total deposits   1,570,289     1,514,146     1,260,913     3.7     24.5  
Total stockholders’ equity   208,957     203,911     178,735     2.5     16.9  
                     
PER SHARE DATA                    
Earnings:                    
Basic earnings per common share   $ 0.46     $ 0.49     $ 0.42     (6.1 )%   9.5 %
Diluted earnings per common share   0.46     0.48     0.41     (4.2 )   12.2  
Core Earnings(1):                    
Core basic earnings per common share(1)   0.48     0.47     0.42     2.1     14.3  
Core diluted earnings per common share(1)   0.48     0.47     0.41     2.1     17.1  
Book value per common share   21.19     20.68     18.69     2.5     13.4  
Tangible book value per common share(1)   18.56     18.02     16.60     3.0     11.8  
Common shares outstanding   9,929,860     9,937,752     9,545,701     (0.1 )   4.0  
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic   9,935,221     10,008,882     9,563,550     (0.7 )   3.9  
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted   10,037,934     10,104,246     9,682,880     (0.7 )   3.7  
                     
PERFORMANCE RATIOS                    
Return on average assets   0.92 %   1.01 %   0.94 %   (8.9 )%   (2.1 )%
Core return on average assets(1)   0.95     0.97     0.92     (2.1 )   3.3  
Return on average equity   8.84     9.70     8.98     (8.9 )   (1.6 )
Core return on average equity(1)   9.13     9.25     8.81     (1.3 )   3.6  
Net interest margin   3.48     3.59     3.56     (3.1 )   (2.2 )
Net interest income to average assets   3.25     3.34     3.35     (2.7 )   (3.0 )
Noninterest expense to average assets   2.32     2.42     2.39     (4.1 )   (2.9 )
Efficiency ratio(2)   64.96     63.93     65.72     1.6     (1.2 )
Core efficiency ratio(1)   63.95     64.96     64.09     (1.6 )   (0.2 )
Dividend payout ratio   13.04     11.24     10.63     16.0     22.7  
Net charge-offs to average loans   0.01     0.01     0.02         (50.0 )
                     
(1) Non-GAAP financial measure. See reconciliation.
(2) Efficiency ratio represents noninterest expenses divided by the sum of net interest income (before provision for loan losses) and noninterest income.
 


INVESTAR HOLDING CORPORATION
SUMMARY FINANCIAL INFORMATION
(Amounts in thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)
                     
    As of and for the three months ended
                Linked    
    9/30/2019   6/30/2019   9/30/2018   Quarter   Year/Year
ASSET QUALITY RATIOS                    
Nonperforming assets to total assets   0.29 %   0.36 %   0.61 %   (19.4 )%   (52.5 )%
Nonperforming loans to total loans   0.36     0.37     0.47     (2.7 )   (23.4 )
Allowance for loan losses to total loans   0.65     0.64     0.66     1.6     (1.5 )
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans   182.40     173.43     142.16     5.2     28.3  
                     
CAPITAL RATIOS                    
Investar Holding Corporation:                    
Total equity to total assets   10.43 %   10.29 %   10.28 %   1.4 %   1.5 %
Tangible equity to tangible assets(1)   9.25     9.09     9.24     1.8     0.1  
Tier 1 leverage ratio   9.60     9.59     10.08     0.1     (4.8 )
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio(2)   10.93     10.51     11.43     4.0     (4.4 )
Tier 1 capital ratio(2)   11.32     10.89     11.88     3.9     (4.7 )
Total capital ratio(2)   13.04     12.56     13.79     3.8     (5.4 )
Investar Bank:                    
Tier 1 leverage ratio   10.58     10.53     10.98     0.5     (3.6 )
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio(2)   12.47     11.95     12.96     4.4     (3.8 )
Tier 1 capital ratio(2)   12.47     11.95     12.96     4.4     (3.8 )
Total capital ratio(2)   13.09     12.55     13.59     4.3     (3.7 )
                     
(1) Non-GAAP financial measure. See reconciliation.
(2) Estimated for September 30, 2019.
 


INVESTAR HOLDING CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amounts in thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)
             
    September 30, 2019   June 30, 2019   September 30, 2018
ASSETS            
Cash and due from banks   $ 26,442     $ 30,400     $ 21,151  
Interest-bearing balances due from other banks   2,559     33,519     3,352  
Federal funds sold           285  
Cash and cash equivalents   29,001     63,919     24,788  
             
Available for sale securities at fair value (amortized cost of $258,811, $252,554, and $238,443, respectively)   261,179     253,985     230,747  
Held to maturity securities at amortized cost (estimated fair value of $15,386, $15,480 and $16,691, respectively)   15,318     15,473     17,030  
Loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $10,339, $9,924, and $9,021, respectively   1,576,003     1,533,384     1,349,391  
Other equity securities   18,767     14,537     12,671  
Bank premises and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $11,741, $11,078, and $9,332, respectively   49,088     46,097     39,831  
Other real estate owned, net   126     1,529     4,227  
Accrued interest receivable   7,130     6,880     5,073  
Deferred tax asset           1,768  
Goodwill and other intangible assets, net   26,117     26,409     19,902  
Bank-owned life insurance   29,390     29,204     23,702  
Other assets   5,895     5,224     6,185  
Total assets   $ 2,018,014     $ 1,996,641     $ 1,735,315  
             
LIABILITIES            
Deposits            
Noninterest-bearing   $ 291,039     $ 289,481     $ 214,190  
Interest-bearing   1,294,318     1,262,736     1,081,431  
Total deposits   1,585,357     1,552,217     1,295,621  
Advances from Federal Home Loan Bank   181,725     196,600     208,083  
Repurchase agreements   2,143     1,876     17,931  
Subordinated debt   18,250     18,238     18,203  
Junior subordinated debt   5,884     5,871     5,832  
Accrued taxes and other liabilities   14,198     16,340     11,238  
Total liabilities   1,807,557     1,791,142     1,556,908  
             
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY            
Preferred stock, no par value per share; 5,000,000 shares authorized            
Common stock, $1.00 par value per share; 40,000,000 shares authorized; 9,929,860, 9,937,752 and 9,545,701 shares outstanding, respectively   9,930     9,938     9,546  
Surplus   140,944     140,856     131,333  
Retained earnings   57,547     53,492     42,868  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   2,036     1,213     (5,340 )
Total stockholders’ equity   210,457     205,499     178,407  
  Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 2,018,014     $ 1,996,641     $ 1,735,315  
 


INVESTAR HOLDING CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Amounts in thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)
             
    For the three months ended
    September 30, 2019   June 30, 2019   September 30, 2018
INTEREST INCOME            
Interest and fees on loans   $ 20,844     $ 20,233     $ 16,905  
Interest on investment securities   1,848     1,923     1,710  
Other interest income   162     232     162  
Total interest income   22,854     22,388     18,777  
             
INTEREST EXPENSE            
Interest on deposits   5,198     4,684     2,994  
Interest on borrowings   1,290     1,373     1,398  
Total interest expense   6,488     6,057     4,392  
Net interest income   16,366     16,331     14,385  
             
Provision for loan losses   538     369     785  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses   15,828     15,962     13,600  
             
NONINTEREST INCOME            
Service charges on deposit accounts   462     434     368  
Gain on sale of investment securities, net       227     15  
(Loss) gain on sale of fixed assets, net       (11 )   9  
Gain on sale of other real estate owned, net   1     13      
Servicing fees and fee income on serviced loans   142     150     232  
Interchange fees   294     291     240  
Income from bank owned life insurance   186     170     159  
Change in the fair value of equity securities   (9 )   57     36  
Other operating income   542     411     158  
Total noninterest income   1,618     1,742     1,217  
Income before noninterest expense   17,446     17,704     14,817  
             
NONINTEREST EXPENSE            
Depreciation and amortization   882     873     644  
Salaries and employee benefits   7,325     7,077     6,646  
Occupancy   445     454     337  
Data processing   675     644     493  
Marketing   86     68     71  
Professional fees   326     309     281  
Acquisition expenses   177          
Other operating expenses   1,766     2,129     1,782  
Total noninterest expense   11,682     11,554     10,254  
Income before income tax expense   5,764     6,150     4,563  
Income tax expense   1,107     1,216     516  
Net income   $ 4,657     $ 4,934     $ 4,047  
             
EARNINGS PER SHARE            
Basic earnings per common share   $ 0.46     $ 0.49     $ 0.42  
Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.46     $ 0.48     $ 0.41  
Cash dividends declared per common share   $ 0.06     $ 0.06     $ 0.05  
 


INVESTAR HOLDING CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET, INTEREST EARNED AND YIELD ANALYSIS
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)
                                     
    For the three months ended
    September 30, 2019   June 30, 2019   September 30, 2018
        Interest           Interest           Interest    
    Average   Income/   Yield/   Average   Income/   Yield/   Average   Income/   Yield/
    Balance   Expense   Rate   Balance   Expense   Rate   Balance   Expense   Rate
Assets                                    
Interest-earning assets:                                    
Loans   $ 1,560,841     $ 20,844     5.30 %   $ 1,523,004     $ 20,233     5.33 %   $ 1,311,158     $ 16,905     5.12 %
Securities:                                    
Taxable   240,339     1,649     2.72     238,150     1,726     2.94     230,299     1,506     2.60  
Tax-exempt   31,688     199     2.49     31,554     197     2.51     34,108     204     2.37  
Interest-bearing balances with banks   31,350     162     2.05     30,488     232     3.05     28,146     162     2.29  
Total interest-earning assets   1,864,218     22,854     4.86     1,823,196     22,388     4.93     1,603,711     18,777     4.65  
Cash and due from banks   23,395             23,154             16,938          
Intangible assets   26,233             26,501             19,926          
Other assets   95,436             88,486             73,722          
Allowance for loan losses   (10,042 )           (9,778 )           (8,564 )        
Total assets   $ 1,999,240             $ 1,951,559             $ 1,705,733          
                                     
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity                                    
Interest-bearing liabilities:                                    
Deposits:                                    
Interest-bearing demand deposits   $ 507,293     $ 1,358     1.06     $ 504,541     $ 1,333     1.06     $ 394,545     $ 823     0.83  
Savings deposits   111,279     127     0.45     113,179     126     0.45     117,795     140     0.47  
Time deposits   666,074     3,713     2.21     618,604     3,225     2.09     532,986     2,031     1.51  
Total interest-bearing deposits   1,284,646     5,198     1.61     1,236,324     4,684     1.52     1,045,326     2,994     1.14  
Short-term borrowings   117,345     624     2.11     127,196     685     2.16     157,595     727     1.83  
Long-term debt   86,785     666     3.04     92,103     688     2.99     98,327     671     2.71  
Total interest-bearing liabilities   1,488,776     6,488     1.73     1,455,623     6,057     1.67     1,301,248     4,392     1.34  
Noninterest-bearing deposits   285,643             277,822             215,587          
Other liabilities   15,864             14,203             10,163          
Stockholders’ equity   208,957             203,911             178,735          
Total liability and stockholders’ equity   $ 1,999,240             $ 1,951,559             $ 1,705,733          
Net interest income/net interest margin       $ 16,366     3.48 %       $ 16,331     3.59 %       $ 14,385     3.56 %
 


INVESTAR HOLDING CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(Amounts in thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)
             
    September 30, 2019   June 30, 2019   September 30, 2018
Tangible common equity            
Total stockholders’ equity   $ 210,457     $ 205,499     $ 178,407  
Adjustments:            
Goodwill   21,902     21,978     17,424  
Core deposit intangible   4,115     4,331     2,378  
Trademark intangible   100     100     100  
Tangible common equity   $ 184,340     $ 179,090     $ 158,505  
Tangible assets            
Total assets   $ 2,018,014     $ 1,996,641     $ 1,735,315  
Adjustments:            
Goodwill   21,902     21,978     17,424  
Core deposit intangible   4,115     4,331     2,378  
Trademark intangible   100     100     100  
Tangible assets   $ 1,991,897     $ 1,970,232     $ 1,715,413  
             
Common shares outstanding   9,929,860     9,937,752     9,545,701  
Tangible equity to tangible assets   9.25 %   9.09 %   9.24 %
Book value per common share   $ 21.19     $ 20.68     $ 18.69  
Tangible book value per common share   18.56     18.02     16.60  
                   


INVESTAR HOLDING CORPORATION
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(Amounts in thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)
             
    Three months ended
    9/30/2019   6/30/2019   9/30/2018
Net interest income (a) $ 16,366     $ 16,331     $ 14,385  
Provision for loan losses   538     369     785  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses   15,828     15,962     13,600  
             
Noninterest income (b) 1,618     1,742     1,217  
Gain on sale of investment securities, net       (227 )   (15 )
Gain on sale of other real estate owned, net   (1 )   (13 )    
Loss (gain) on sale of fixed assets, net       11     (9 )
Change in the fair value of equity securities   9     (57 )   (36 )
Core noninterest income (d) 1,626     1,456     1,157  
             
Core earnings before noninterest expense   17,454     17,418     14,757  
             
Total noninterest expense (c) 11,682     11,554     10,254  
Acquisition expense   (177 )        
Severance           (293 )
Core noninterest expense (f) 11,505     11,554     9,961  
             
Core earnings before income tax expense   5,949     5,864     4,796  
Core income tax expense(1)   1,143     1,161     825  
Core earnings   $ 4,806     $ 4,703     $ 3,971  
             
Core basic earnings per common share   0.48     0.47     0.42  
             
Diluted earnings per common share (GAAP)   $ 0.46     $ 0.48     $ 0.41  
Gain on sale of investment securities, net       (0.01 )    
Gain on sale of other real estate owned, net            
Loss (gain) on sale of fixed assets, net            
Change in the fair value of equity securities            
Acquisition expense   0.02          
Severance           0.03  
Discrete tax benefit related to return-to-provision adjustments           (0.03 )
Core diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.48     $ 0.47     $ 0.41  
             
Efficiency ratio (c) / (a+b) 64.96 %   63.93 %   65.72 %
Core efficiency ratio (f) / (a+d) 63.95 %   64.96 %   64.09 %
Core return on average assets(2)   0.95 %   0.98 %   0.92 %
Core return on average equity(2)   9.13 %   9.35 %   8.81 %
Total average assets   $ 1,999,240     $ 1,951,559     $ 1,705,733  
Total average stockholders’ equity   208,957     203,911     178,735  
             
             
(1) Core income tax expense is calculated using the effective tax rates of 19.2% and 19.8% for the quarters ended September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively and 17.2%, prior to the discrete tax benefit of $0.3 million related to return-to-provision adjustments, for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.
(2) Core earnings used in calculation. No adjustments were made to average assets or average equity.