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Northfield Bancorp, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2019 Results - 10% Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend - $37.2 Million Stock Repurchase Plan Approval

NOTABLE ITEMS INCLUDE:

  • DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE OF $0.19 FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2019, COMPARED TO

    • $0.21 diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2018, including $0.01 per diluted share of excess tax benefits related to the exercise or vesting of equity awards

    • $0.22 diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2018, including $0.02 per diluted share of excess tax benefits related to the exercise or vesting of equity awards

  • TOTAL ASSETS INCREASED $147.0 MILLION, OR 3.3%, WITH AN INCREASE IN SECURITIES OF $87.2 MILLION, OR 10.5%

  • ORIGINATED LOANS, NET, INCREASED $49.0 MILLION, OR 7.3% ANNUALIZED

  • DEPOSITS INCREASED $122.0 MILLION, OR 16.2% ANNUALIZED, EXCLUDING BROKERED

  • CASH DIVIDEND INCREASED 10%, TO $0.11 PER SHARE

WOODBRIDGE, N.J., April 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC. (NFBK), the holding company for Northfield Bank, reported diluted earnings per common share of $0.19 for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to diluted earnings per common share of $0.21 for the three months ended December 31, 2018, and diluted earnings per common share of $0.22 for the three months ended March 31, 2018. Earnings for the three months ended December 31, 2018, and March 31, 2018, included excess tax benefits related to the exercise or vesting of equity awards of $514,000, or $0.01 per diluted share, and $869,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, respectively. There were no material excess tax benefits for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

Commenting on the quarter, Steven M. Klein, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, noted, “We reported strong financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2019, as we continued to successfully execute on our key strategic initiatives focused on prudent and disciplined loan and deposit growth, technology investment and implementation, team member training and development, and promotion of our brand.” Mr. Klein continued, “Our strong capital and risk management processes, combined with continued profitability, support the Company’s implementation of a $37.2 million stock repurchase plan and an increase to our quarterly cash dividend.”

Mr. Klein further noted, “I'm pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has declared a 10% increase to our cash dividend, to $0.11 per common share, payable on May 22, 2019, to stockholders of record on May 8, 2019.”

Results of Operations

Comparison of Operating Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

Net income was $8.8 million and $10.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, and March 31, 2018, respectively. Significant variances from the comparable prior year period are as follows: a $214,000 decrease in net interest income, a $909,000 increase in non-interest income, a $2.1 million increase in non-interest expense, and a $266,000 increase in income tax expense.

Net interest income for the three months ended March 31, 2019, decreased $214,000, or 0.8%, to $27.3 million, from $27.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as a 30 basis point decrease in our net interest margin to 2.63% more than offset a $390.1 million, or 10.2%, increase in our average interest-earning assets. The decrease in net interest margin was primarily due to the increased cost of our interest-bearing liabilities, which increased 49 basis points to 1.47% for the three months ended March 31, 2019, from 0.98% for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The increase in our average interest-earning assets was due to increases in average loans outstanding of $86.1 million, average mortgage-backed securities of $141.3 million, average other securities of $155.5 million, and average interest-earning deposits in financial institutions of $10.2 million, partially offset by a decrease in average Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (“FHLBNY”) stock of $3.1 million. Net interest income for the three months ended March 31, 2019, included loan prepayment income of $420,000 as compared to $628,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2018. Yields earned on interest-earning assets increased 11 basis points to 3.80% for the three months ended March 31, 2019, from 3.69% for the three months ended March 31, 2018, driven by higher yields in all asset classes.

The provision for loan losses remained relatively stable at $59,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to $34,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as an improvement in qualitative factors offset an increase in provision from loan growth. Net charge-offs for the three months ended March 31, 2019, were $70,000 compared to net charge-offs of $22,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2018.

Non-interest income increased $909,000, or 37.8%, to $3.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, from $2.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, primarily due to a $1.1 million increase in gains on securities transactions, net. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, securities gains, net, included gains of $1.1 million related to the Company’s trading portfolio, compared to gains of $106,000 in the comparative prior year period. The trading portfolio is utilized to fund the Company’s deferred compensation obligation to certain employees and directors of the Company's deferred compensation plan (the Plan). The participants of this Plan, at their election, defer a portion of their compensation. Gains and losses on trading securities have no effect on net income since participants benefit from, and bear the full risk of, changes in the trading securities market values. Therefore, the Company records an equal and offsetting amount in compensation expense, reflecting the change in the Company’s obligations under the Plan.

Non-interest expense increased $2.1 million, or 12.1%, to $19.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to $17.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. This is due primarily to a $1.9 million increase in employee compensation and benefits, $1.0 million of which is related to the Company's deferred compensation plan which is described above and has no effect on net income, with the remainder attributable to increased costs associated with new hires related to branch openings and new lending personnel, merit increases effective January 1, 2019, and higher medical benefit costs.

The Company recorded income tax expense of $2.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to $2.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The effective tax rate for the three months ended March 31, 2019, was 22.9% compared to 18.3% for the three months ended March 31, 2018, the increase being primarily due to lower excess tax benefits related to the exercise or vesting of equity awards. Excess tax benefits were $93,000 and $869,000 for the quarters ended March 31, 2019, and March 31, 2018, respectively.

Comparison of Operating Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019, and December 31, 2018

Net income was $8.8 million and $9.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, and December 31, 2018, respectively. Significant variances from the prior quarter are as follows: a $674,000 decrease in net interest income, a $548,000 decrease in the provision for loan losses, a $2.7 million increase in non-interest income, a $3.4 million increase in non-interest expense, and a $296,000 increase in income tax expense.

Net interest income for the three months ended March 31, 2019, decreased $674,000, or 2.4%, as a nine basis point decrease in our net interest margin to 2.63% from 2.72% for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, more than offset a $117.1 million, or 2.9%, increase in our average interest-earning assets. In addition there were two fewer days in the current quarter as compared to the prior quarter, which also contributed to the decrease in net interest income. The decrease in net interest margin was primarily due to an increased cost of our interest-bearing liabilities, which increased 12 basis points to 1.47% for the current quarter as compared to 1.35% for the prior quarter. The increase in our average interest-earning assets was due primarily to increases in average loans outstanding of $20.0 million, average mortgage-backed securities of $39.2 million, average other securities of $14.0 million, and average interest-earning deposits in financial institutions of $45.3 million. Net interest income for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 included loan prepayment income of $420,000, as compared to $503,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2018. Yields earned on interest-earning assets increased two basis points to 3.80% for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, from 3.78% for the quarter ended December 31, 2018.

The provision for loan losses decreased by $548,000 to $59,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, from $607,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, primarily due to lower net charge-offs. Net charge-offs were $70,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, compared to net charge-offs of $797,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2018.

Non-interest income increased $2.7 million to $3.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, from $640,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2018. This increase was primarily due to an increase of $2.8 million in gains on securities transactions, net. Securities gains, net, during the quarter ended March 31, 2019, included gains of $1.1 million related to the Company’s trading portfolio, compared to losses of $1.6 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2018. As discussed above, the trading portfolio is utilized to fund the Company’s deferred compensation plan and gains and losses on trading securities have no effect on net income since participants benefit from, and bear the full risk of, changes in the trading securities market values.

Non-interest expense increased $3.4 million, or 21.7%, to $19.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, from $15.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, primarily due to a $3.9 million increase in employee compensation and benefits, $2.7 million of which is related to the Company's deferred compensation plan which as previously described has no effect on net income, with the remainder attributable to increased costs associated with merit increases effective January 1, 2019, and higher medical benefit costs in the current quarter as compared to the prior quarter. Partially offsetting the increase, were decreases of $221,000 in data processing costs and $200,000 in other non-interest expense.

The Company recorded income tax expense of $2.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, compared to $2.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2018. The effective tax rate for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 was 22.9% compared to 18.9% for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, the increase being primarily due to lower excess tax benefits. Excess tax benefits were $93,000 and $514,000 for the quarters ended March 31, 2019, and December 31, 2018, respectively.

Financial Condition

Total assets increased $147.0 million, or 3.3%, to $4.56 billion at March 31, 2019, from $4.41 billion at December 31, 2018. The increase was primarily due to increases in cash and cash equivalents of $8.1 million, or 10.4%, available-for sale debt securities of $86.2 million, or 10.7%, loans held-for-investment, net, of $10.7 million, or 0.3%, and the recording of our operating leased assets of $43.5 million from the adoption of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02 Leases (Topic 842) on January 1, 2019, which requires us to recognize on the balance sheet right-of-use assets, which approximate the present value of our remaining lease payments.

As of March 31, 2019, we estimate that our non-owner occupied commercial real estate concentration (as defined by regulatory guidance issued in 2006) to total risk-based capital was approximately 414%. Management believes that Northfield Bank (the Bank) has implemented appropriate risk management practices including risk assessments, board approved underwriting policies and related procedures which include monitoring bank portfolio performance, performing market analysis (economic and real estate), and stressing of the Bank’s commercial real estate portfolio under severe adverse economic conditions. Although management believes the Bank has implemented appropriate policies and procedures to manage our commercial real estate concentration risk, the Bank’s regulators could require us to implement additional policies and procedures or could require us to maintain higher levels of regulatory capital, which might adversely affect our loan originations, ability to pay dividends, and profitability.

Loans held-for-investment, net, increased $10.7 million to $3.26 billion at March 31, 2019, from $3.25 billion at December 31, 2018. Originated loans held-for-investment, net, totaled $2.73 billion at March 31, 2019, as compared to $2.68 billion at December 31, 2018. The increase was primarily due to an increase in multifamily real estate loans of $47.5 million, or 2.5%, to $1.98 billion at March 31, 2019, from $1.93 billion at December 31, 2018, partially offset by decreases in acquired loans of $37.0 million.

The following tables detail our multifamily real estate originations for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 (dollars in thousands):

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019
Multifamily
Originations
  Weighted Average
Interest Rate
  Weighted Average
Loan-to-Value Ratio
  Weighted Average Months to Next
Rate Change or Maturity for Fixed
Rate Loans
  (F)ixed or
(V)ariable
  Amortization Term
$ 90,743   4.26%   57%   75   V   30 Years


For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
Multifamily
Originations
  Weighted Average Interest Rate   Weighted Average
Loan-to-Value Ratio
  Weighted Average Months to Next
Rate Change or Maturity for Fixed
Rate Loans
  (F)ixed or
(V)ariable
  Amortization Term
$ 57,471   3.72%   51%   80   V   30 Years
1,400   3.93%   44%   180   F   15 Years
$ 58,871   3.72%   51%            

Acquired loans decreased by $37.0 million to $509.1 million at March 31, 2019, from $546.2 million at December 31, 2018, primarily due to paydowns of one-to-four family residential and multifamily loans with weighted average interest rates (net of the servicing fee retained by the originating bank) of 3.53% and 2.85%, respectively.

PCI loans totaled $18.9 million at March 31, 2019, as compared to $20.1 million at December 31, 2018. The majority of the PCI loan balance consists of loans acquired as part of a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-assisted transaction. The Company accreted interest income of $1.0 million and $1.1 million attributable to PCI loans for the three months ended March 31, 2019, and March 31, 2018, respectively.

The Company’s available-for-sale debt securities portfolio increased by $86.2 million, or 10.7%, to $894.3 million at March 31, 2019, from $808.0 million at December 31, 2018. The increase was primarily attributable to purchases of mortgage-backed and corporate securities, partially offset by paydowns and sales. At March 31, 2019, $668.0 million of the portfolio consisted of residential mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or Ginnie Mae. In addition, the Company held $225.9 million in corporate bonds, the majority of which were considered investment grade at March 31, 2019, and $274,000 in municipal bonds.

Total liabilities increased $134.0 million, or 3.6%, to $3.88 billion at March 31, 2019, from $3.74 billion at December 31, 2018. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in deposits of $88.7 million and lease liabilities of $43.7 million, attributable to capitalization of our operating leases as a result of adoption of ASU No. 2016-02, effective January 1, 2019.

Deposits increased $88.7 million, or 2.7%, to $3.38 billion at March 31, 2019, as compared to $3.29 billion at December 31, 2018. The increase was attributable to increases of $56.9 million in transaction accounts and $84.4 million in savings accounts, partially offset by decreases of $20.1 million in money market accounts, and $32.5 million in certificates of deposit. Deposit account balances are summarized as follows (dollars in thousands):

  March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018
Transaction:      
Non-interest bearing checking $ 380,681   $ 395,375
Negotiable orders of withdrawal 529,610   458,012
Total transaction 910,291   853,387
Savings and Money market:      
Savings 678,712   594,290
Money market 721,810   741,939
Total savings 1,400,522   1,336,229
Certificates of deposit:      
Brokered deposits 242,061   275,398
$250,000 and under 697,575   696,957
Over $250,000 124,756   124,541
Total certificates of deposit 1,064,392   1,096,896
Total deposits $ 3,375,205   $ 3,286,512

Included in the table above are business and municipal deposit account balances as follows (dollars in thousands):

  March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018
       
Business customers $ 474,866   $ 468,166
Municipal customers $ 399,979   $ 337,053

Borrowings and securities sold under agreements to repurchase increased modestly to $409.2 million at March 31, 2019, from $408.9 million at December 31, 2018. Management utilizes borrowings to mitigate interest rate risk, for short-term liquidity, and to a lesser extent as part of leverage strategies.

The following is a table of term borrowing maturities (excluding capitalized leases and overnight borrowings) and the weighted average rate by year at March 31, 2019 (dollars in thousands):

Year   Amount   Weighted Average Rate
2019   $98,502   1.48%
2020   90,000   1.65%
2021   70,000   1.80%
2022   45,000   2.29%
2023   87,500   2.89%
Thereafter   12,500   3.00%
    $403,502   2.02%

Total stockholders’ equity increased by $13.0 million to $679.4 million at March 31, 2019, from $666.4 million at December 31, 2018. The increase was attributable to net income of $8.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, a $2.7 million increase related to ESOP and equity award activity, and a $6.2 million decrease in unrealized losses on our debt securities available-for-sale portfolio, partially offset by dividend payments of $4.7 million.


Asset Quality

The following table details total originated and acquired (excluding PCI) non-accrual loans, non-performing loans, non-performing assets, troubled debt restructurings on which interest is accruing, and accruing loans 30 to 89 days delinquent at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 (dollars in thousands):

  March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018
Non-accrual loans:      
Held-for-investment      
Real estate loans:      
Commercial $ 6,708     $ 7,291  
One-to-four family residential 1,059     1,129  
Multifamily 456     566  
Home equity and lines of credit 150     151  
Commercial and industrial 55     25  
Total non-accrual loans 8,428     9,162  
Loans delinquent 90 days or more and still accruing:      
Held-for-investment      
Real estate loans:      
One-to-four family residential 33     33  
Total loans delinquent 90 days or more and still accruing 33     33  
Total non-performing assets $ 8,461     $ 9,195  
Non-performing loans to total loans 0.26 %   0.28 %
Non-performing assets to total assets 0.19 %   0.21 %
Loans subject to restructuring agreements and still accruing $ 16,243     $ 16,390  
Accruing loans 30 to 89 days delinquent $ 8,652     $ 8,562  

Accruing Loans 30 to 89 Days Delinquent

Loans 30 to 89 days delinquent and on accrual status totaled $8.7 million and $8.6 million at March 31, 2019, and December 31, 2018, respectively. The following table sets forth delinquencies for accruing loans by type and by amount at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 (dollars in thousands):

  March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018
Held-for-investment      
Real estate loans:      
Commercial $ 4,272   $ 2,377
One-to-four family residential 3,843   4,120
Multifamily   2,018
Construction and land 25  
Home equity and lines of credit 362  
Commercial and industrial loans 142   45
Other loans 8   2
Total delinquent accruing loans held-for-investment $ 8,652   $ 8,562

PCI Loans (Held-for-Investment)

At March 31, 2019, 7.7% of PCI loans were past due 30 to 89 days, and 27.0% were past due 90 days or more, as compared to 10.0% and 23.3%, respectively, at December 31, 2018.

About Northfield Bank

Northfield Bank, founded in 1887, operates 40 full-service banking offices in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York, and Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer, and Union counties, New Jersey. For more information about Northfield Bank, please visit www.eNorthfield.com.

Forward-Looking Statements: This release may contain certain "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and may be identified by the use of such words as "may," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "plan," "estimate," "predict," "continue," and "potential" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, estimates with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of Northfield Bancorp, Inc. Any or all of the forward-looking statements in this release and in any other public statements made by Northfield Bancorp, Inc. may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions Northfield Bancorp, Inc. might make or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties as described in our SEC filings, including, but not limited to, those related to general economic conditions, particularly in the market areas in which the Company operates, competition among depository and other financial institutions, changes in laws or government regulations or policies affecting financial institutions, including changes in regulatory fees and capital requirements, inflation and changes in the interest rate environment that reduce our margins or reduce the fair value of financial instruments, our ability to successfully integrate acquired entities, if any, and adverse changes in the securities markets. Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Northfield Bancorp, Inc. does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release, or conform these statements to actual events.

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NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC.
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL AND OTHER DATA
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited)

  At or For the Three Months Ended
  March 31,   December 31,
  2019   2018   2018
Selected Financial Ratios:          
Performance Ratios(1)          
Return on assets (ratio of net income to average total assets) (7) 0.79%   1.04%   0.91%
Return on equity (ratio of net income to average equity) (7) 5.29   6.61   6.00
Average equity to average total assets 14.97   15.79   15.18
Interest rate spread 2.33   2.71   2.43
Net interest margin 2.63   2.93   2.72
Efficiency ratio(2) 62.67   57.18   55.08
Non-interest expense to average total assets 1.73   1.71   1.44
Non-interest expense to average total interest-earning assets 1.85   1.82   1.53
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 125.54   128.55   126.72
Asset Quality Ratios:          
Non-performing assets to total assets 0.19   0.16   0.21
Non-performing loans(3) to total loans(4) 0.26   0.18   0.28
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans held-for-investment 324.85   463.05   299.06
Allowance for loan losses to originated loans held-for-investment, net(5) 0.97   1.04   0.99
Allowance for loan losses to total loans held-for-investment, net(6) 0.84   0.83   0.85


(1) Annualized when appropriate.
(2) The efficiency ratio represents non-interest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and non-interest income.
(3) Non-performing loans consist of non-accruing loans and loans 90 days or more past due and still accruing (excluding PCI loans), and are included in total loans held-for-investment, net.
(4) Includes originated loans held-for-investment, PCI loans, and acquired loans.
(5) Excludes PCI loans and acquired loans held-for-investment, and related reserve balances.
(6) Includes PCI and acquired loans held-for-investment.
(7) The three months ended March 31, 2019, December 31, 2018, and March 31, 2018, include excess tax benefits of $93,000, $514,000, and $869,000, respectively, related to the exercise or vesting of equity awards. Excess tax benefits will fluctuate based on the Company's stock price and timing of employee stock option exercises and vesting of other share-based awards.
   

NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts) (unaudited)

  March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018
ASSETS:      
Cash and due from banks $ 14,166     $ 15,147  
Interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions 71,659     62,615  
Total cash and cash equivalents 85,825     77,762  
Trading securities 9,759     8,968  
Debt securities available-for-sale, at estimated fair value 894,272     808,031  
Debt securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost 9,448     9,505  
Equity securities 1,465     1,280  
Originated loans held-for-investment, net 2,727,852     2,678,877  
Loans acquired 509,116     546,150  
Purchased credit-impaired (PCI) loans held-for-investment 18,892     20,143  
Loans held-for-investment, net 3,255,860     3,245,170  
Allowance for loan losses (27,486 )   (27,497 )
Net loans held-for-investment 3,228,374     3,217,673  
Accrued interest receivable 13,205     12,959  
Bank owned life insurance 155,031     154,135  
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock, at cost 22,517     22,517  
Operating lease right-of-use assets 43,500      
Premises and equipment, net 25,211     25,605  
Goodwill 38,411     38,411  
Other assets 28,429     31,586  
Total assets $ 4,555,447     $ 4,408,432  
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:      
Deposits $ 3,375,205     $ 3,286,512  
Federal Home Loan Bank advances and other borrowings 409,244     408,891  
Lease liabilities 47,414     3,763  
Advance payments by borrowers for taxes and insurance 20,723     18,007  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 23,421     24,820  
Total liabilities 3,876,007     3,741,993  
Total stockholders’ equity 679,440     666,439  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 4,555,447     $ 4,408,432  
       
Total shares outstanding 49,773,796     49,635,673  
Tangible book value per share (1) $ 12.86     $ 12.63  


(1) Tangible book value per share is calculated based on total stockholders' equity, excluding intangible assets (goodwill and core deposit intangibles), divided by total shares outstanding as of the balance sheet date. Core deposit intangibles were $966,000 and $1.0 million at March 31, 2019, and December 31, 2018, respectively, and are included in other assets.
   

NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts) (unaudited)

  Three Months Ended
  March 31,   December 31
  2019   2018   2018
Interest income:          
Loans $ 32,590   $ 30,787   $ 32,905  
Mortgage-backed securities 4,074   2,726   3,718  
Other securities 1,865   502   1,685  
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York dividends 402   414   443  
Deposits in other financial institutions 535   253   197  
Total interest income 39,466   34,682   38,948  
Interest expense:          
Deposits 10,247   5,211   8,887  
Borrowings 1,889   1,927   2,057  
Total interest expense 12,136   7,138   10,944  
Net interest income 27,330   27,544   28,004  
Provision for loan losses 59   34   607  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 27,271   27,510   27,397  
Non-interest income:          
Fees and service charges for customer services 1,140   1,214   1,275  
Income on bank owned life insurance 896   954   918  
Gains/(losses) on securities, net 1,241   161   (1,593 )
Other 37   76   40  
Total non-interest income 3,314   2,405   640  
Non-interest expense:          
Compensation and employee benefits 11,020   9,117   7,121  
Occupancy 3,282   3,096   3,035  
Furniture and equipment 259   256   257  
Data processing 1,263   1,224   1,484  
Professional fees 747   763   924  
Advertising 764   611   911  
FDIC insurance 277   297   253  
Other 1,592   1,762   1,792  
Total non-interest expense 19,204   17,126   15,777  
Income before income tax expense 11,381   12,789   12,260  
Income tax expense 2,610   2,344   2,314  
Net income $ 8,771   $ 10,445   $ 9,946  
Net income per common share:          
Basic $ 0.19   $ 0.23   $ 0.21  
Diluted $ 0.19   $ 0.22   $ 0.21  
Basic average shares outstanding 46,940,903   45,780,027   46,698,667  
Diluted average shares outstanding 47,288,160   46,999,775   47,013,958  
             

NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC.
ANALYSIS OF NET INTEREST INCOME
(Dollars in thousands) (unaudited)

  For the Three Months Ended
  March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018   March 31, 2018
  Average Outstanding Balance   Interest   Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
  Average Outstanding Balance   Interest   Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
  Average Outstanding Balance   Interest   Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
Interest-earning assets:                                  
Loans (2) $ 3,218,277   $ 32,590   4.11 %   $ 3,198,288   $ 32,905   4.08 %   $ 3,132,162   $ 30,787   3.99 %
Mortgage-backed securities (3) 627,377   4,074   2.63     588,201   3,718   2.51     486,045   2,726   2.27  
Other securities (3) 246,802   1,865   3.06     232,777   1,685   2.87     91,268   502   2.23  
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock 21,729   402   7.50     23,128   443   7.60     24,820   414   6.76  
Interest-earning deposits in financial institutions 92,538   535   2.34     47,190   197   1.66     82,341   253   1.25  
Total interest-earning assets 4,206,723   39,466   3.80     4,089,584   38,948   3.78     3,816,636   34,682   3.69  
Non-interest-earning assets 286,313           243,019           243,054        
Total assets $ 4,493,036           $ 4,332,603           $ 4,059,690        
                                   
Interest-bearing liabilities:                                  
Savings, NOW, and money market accounts $ 1,857,654   $ 4,794   1.05 %   $ 1,767,276   $ 3,907   0.88 %   $ 1,682,346   $ 2,143   0.52 %
Certificates of deposit 1,101,865   5,453   2.01     1,037,437   4,980   1.90     821,860   3,068   1.51  
Total interest-bearing deposits 2,959,519   10,247   1.40     2,804,713   8,887   1.26     2,504,206   5,211   0.84  
Borrowed funds 391,365   1,889   1.96     422,422   2,057   1.93     464,750   1,927   1.68  
Total interest-bearing liabilities 3,350,884   12,136   1.47     3,227,135   10,944   1.35     2,968,956   7,138   0.98  
Non-interest bearing deposits 379,642           397,022           404,990        
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 90,012           50,820           44,608        
Total liabilities 3,820,538           3,674,977           3,418,554        
Stockholders' equity 672,498           657,626           641,136        
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 4,493,036           $ 4,332,603           $ 4,059,690        
                                   
Net interest income     $ 27,330           $ 28,004           $ 27,544    
Net interest rate spread (4)         2.33 %           2.43 %           2.71 %
Net interest-earning assets (5) $ 855,839           $ 862,449           $ 847,680        
Net interest margin (6)         2.63 %           2.72 %           2.93 %
Average interest-earning assets to interest-bearing liabilities         125.54 %           126.72 %           128.55 %


(1) Average yields and rates are annualized.
(2) Includes non-accruing loans.
(3) Securities available-for-sale and other securities are reported at amortized cost.
(4) Net interest rate spread represents the difference between the weighted average yield on interest-earning assets and the weighted average cost of interest-bearing liabilities.
(5) Net interest-earning assets represent total interest-earning assets less total interest-bearing liabilities.
(6) Net interest margin represents net interest income divided by average total interest-earning assets.
   

Company Contact:
William R. Jacobs
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: (732) 499-7200 ext. 2519