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  • HMN Financial, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results
    GlobeNewswire

    HMN Financial, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results

    First Quarter Highlights Net income of $3.4 million, up $2.0 million, from net income of $1.4 million for first quarter of 2020Diluted earnings per share of $0.74, up $0.44, from $0.30 for first quarter of 2020Gain on sales of loans of $1.8 million, up $0.7 million, from $1.1 million for first quarter of 2020Net interest margin of 3.36%, down 40 basis points, from 3.76% for first quarter of 2020Provision for loan losses of ($0.6) million, down $1.1 million, from $0.5 million for first quarter of 2020 Net Income Summary Three Months Ended March 31, (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) 2021 2020 Net income$3,418 1,385 Diluted earnings per share 0.74 0.30 Return on average assets (annualized) 1.49%0.72%Return on average equity (annualized) 13.38%5.93%Book value per share$22.11 19.68 ROCHESTER, Minn., April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HMN Financial, Inc. (HMN or the Company) (Nasdaq:HMNF), the $971 million holding company for Home Federal Savings Bank (the Bank), today reported net income of $3.4 million for the first quarter of 2021, an increase of $2.0 million compared to net income of $1.4 million for the first quarter of 2020. Diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2021 was $0.74, an increase of $0.44 from diluted earnings per share of $0.30 for the first quarter of 2020. The increase in net income between the periods was primarily because of a $1.1 million decrease in the provision for loan losses due to an improvement in the credit quality of the loan portfolio, a $0.7 million increase in the gain on sales of loans due to the increase in mortgage loan originations and sales, a $0.4 million increase in net interest income due primarily to an increase in the earning assets, and a $0.5 million decrease in non-interest expenses primarily related to decreases in legal and compensation expenses. These increases in net income were partially offset by a $0.8 million increase in income tax expense as a result of the increase in pre-tax income between the periods. President’s Statement “We are pleased to report an increase in our mortgage loan origination activity and the related gain on sales of loans that we experienced as a result of the continued low interest rate environment,” said Bradley Krehbiel, President and Chief Executive Officer of HMN. “We are also encouraged by the positive impact that the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs, as well as other economic stimulus actions implemented by the Federal Government, have had on our clients and the credit quality of our loan portfolio.” First Quarter Results Net Interest Income Net interest income was $7.4 million for the first quarter of 2021, an increase of $0.4 million, or 7.0%, compared to $7.0 million for the first quarter of 2020. Interest income was $7.9 million for the first quarter of 2021, an increase of $0.1 million, or 0.6%, from $7.8 million for the first quarter of 2020. Interest income increased primarily because of the $154.2 million increase in the average interest-earning assets between the periods. The average yield earned on interest-earning assets was 3.56% for the first quarter of 2021, a decrease of 68 basis points from 4.24% for the first quarter of 2020. The decrease in the average yield is primarily related to the decrease in the yield earned on new loans and investments since the prime rate was reduced in the first quarter of 2020. Interest expense was $0.5 million for the first quarter of 2021, a decrease of $0.4 million, or 49.2%, compared to $0.9 million for the first quarter of 2020. Interest expense decreased despite the $147.0 million increase in the average interest-bearing liabilities and non-interest bearing deposits between the periods primarily because of the decrease in the average interest rate paid on deposits. The average interest rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities and non-interest bearing deposits was 0.22% for the first quarter of 2021, a decrease of 31 basis points from 0.53% for the first quarter of 2020. The decrease in the interest paid on interest-bearing liabilities was primarily because of the decrease in deposit rates as a result of the decrease in the federal funds rate in the first quarter of 2020. Net interest margin (net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets) for the first quarter of 2021 was 3.36%, a decrease of 40 basis points, compared to 3.76% for the first quarter of 2020. The decrease in the net interest margin is primarily related to the decrease in the average yield earned on interest-earning assets as a result of the prime rate decreases that occurred in the first quarter of 2020. A summary of the Company’s net interest margin for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 is as follows: For the three-month period ended March 31, 2021 March 31, 2020 (Dollars in thousands) Average Outstanding Balance Interest Earned/ Paid Yield/ Rate Average Outstanding Balance Interest Earned/ Paid Yield/ Rate Interest-earning assets: Securities available for sale$164,518 498 1.23%$103,269 501 1.95%Loans held for sale 5,087 37 2.95 2,754 24 3.52 Mortgage loans, net 144,965 1,329 3.72 127,235 1,276 4.03 Commercial loans, net 437,881 5,372 4.98 409,781 5,097 5.00 Consumer loans, net 52,238 622 4.83 68,418 843 4.96 Other 93,225 31 0.13 32,254 103 1.28 Total interest-earning assets 897,914 7,889 3.56 743,711 7,844 4.24 Interest-bearing liabilities: Checking accounts 154,277 44 0.12 103,294 30 0.12 Savings accounts 105,795 16 0.06 81,150 16 0.08 Money market accounts 223,563 129 0.23 190,497 293 0.62 Certificate accounts 99,801 264 1.07 123,770 553 1.80 Total interest-bearing liabilities 583,436 498,711 Non-interest checking 236,471 173,986 Other non-interest bearing liabilities 2,544 2,793 Total interest-bearing liabilities and non-interest bearing deposits$822,451 453 0.22 $675,490 892 0.53 Net interest income $7,436 $6,952 Net interest rate spread 3.34% 3.71%Net interest margin 3.36% 3.76% Provision for Loan Losses The provision for loan losses was ($0.6) million for the first quarter of 2021, a decrease of $1.1 million compared to $0.5 million for the first quarter of 2020. The provision for loan losses decreased between the periods primarily because of an improvement in the credit quality of the portfolio and a reduction in certain loan loss reserve percentages as a result of an internal analysis of the loan portfolio. During 2020, the Company increased its allowance for loan losses due to the changes in the economic environment related to the disruption in business activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount of the increase in the allowance for loan losses related to the economic environment was based, in part, on the amount of loans to borrowers in the hospitality, restaurant and entertainment industries that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. At March 31, 2021, the Bank had $34.5 million of loans that had been granted loan accommodations in accordance with Section 4013 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The accommodations granted included $29.2 million of loans that are required to make interest only payments for periods up to December 31, 2021 and $5.3 million of loans that had their loan amortization period increased. Of these loans, $2.3 million were classified but still accruing at March 31, 2021 and all of these loans were current with their agreed upon payments. The commercial credit area continues to communicate regularly with the borrowers that have been granted loan accommodations and monitors their activity closely. This information is used to analyze the performance of these loans and to anticipate any potential issues that these loans may develop so that risk ratings may be appropriately adjusted in a timely manner. It is anticipated that most of the remaining borrowers that have been granted accommodations will be in a position to resume making their regular loan payments at the end of the initial accommodation period. Other borrowers, particularly in the hospitality and restaurant industries, may need additional accommodations when their initial accommodation period ends as their operations may need more time to recover from the impact of the pandemic. The allowance for loan losses is made up of general reserves on the entire loan portfolio and specific reserves on impaired loans. The general reserve amount includes quantitative reserves based on our past loan loss history and qualitative reserves for other items determined to have a potential impact on future loan losses. The general reserves decreased during the quarter as a result of a decrease in the required quantitative reserves due to an improvement in the risk ratings on certain commercial loans and a reduction in certain loan loss reserve percentages as a result of an internal analysis of the loan portfolio. No changes were made to the qualitative allowance for loan losses related to the disruption in business activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic during the quarter. Despite the progress made in the vaccination of the general public during the first quarter of 2021, it was determined that significant economic risks related to the pandemic continued to exist and more time was needed to prudently evaluate the impact that these risks would have on our loan portfolio. Total non-performing assets were $3.2 million at March 31, 2021, a decrease of $0.1 million, or 3.9%, from $3.3 million at December 31, 2020. Non-performing loans decreased $0.1 million and foreclosed and repossessed assets remained the same during the first quarter of 2021. A reconciliation of the Company’s allowance for loan losses for the first quarters of 2021 and 2020 is as follows: (Dollars in thousands) 2021 2020Balance at January 1,$10,699 8,564 Provision (576) 460 Charge offs: Consumer (31) (12)Recoveries 40 24 Balance at March 31,$10,132 9,036 Allocated to: General allowance$9,927 8,389 Specific allowance 205 647 $10,132 9,036 The following table summarizes the amounts and categories of non-performing assets in the Bank’s portfolio and loan delinquency information as of the end of the two most recently completed quarters. March 31, December 31, (Dollars in thousands) 2021 2020 Non‑performing loans: Single family$497 $502 Commercial real estate 1,408 1,484 Consumer 612 689 Commercial 8 9 Total 2,525 2,684 Foreclosed and repossessed assets: Commercial real estate$636 636 Consumer 30 0 666 636 Total non‑performing assets$3,191 $3,320 Total as a percentage of total assets 0.33% 0.37%Total as a percentage of total loans receivable, net 0.39% 0.42%Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans 401.37% 398.72% Delinquency data: Delinquencies (1) 30+ days$1,147 $995 90+ days 0 0 Delinquencies as a percentage of loan portfolio (1) 30+ days 0.17% 0.15%90+ days 0.00% 0.00%(1) Excludes non-accrual loans. Non-Interest Income and Expense Non-interest income was $3.3 million for the first quarter of 2021, an increase of $0.8 million, or 31.7%, from $2.5 million for the first quarter of 2020. Gain on sales of loans increased $0.7 million between the periods primarily because of an increase in single family loan originations and sales. Loan servicing fees increased $0.1 million between the periods due to an increase in the aggregate balances of single family mortgage loans that were being serviced for others. Other non-interest income increased $0.1 million due primarily to an increase in the gains realized on equity securities between the periods. Fees and service charges increased slightly between the periods due primarily to an increase in debit card income. Non-interest expense was $6.5 million for the first quarter of 2021, a decrease of $0.5 million, or 7.5%, from $7.0 million for the first quarter of 2020. Professional services expense decreased $0.3 million between the periods primarily because of a decrease in legal expenses relating to an ongoing bankruptcy litigation claim. Compensation and benefits expense decreased $0.2 million primarily because of an increase in the direct loan origination compensation costs that were deferred as a result of the increased mortgage loan production between the periods. Other non-interest expense decreased slightly due primarily to a decrease in advertising expense between the periods. Occupancy and equipment expense decreased slightly between the periods due to a decrease in building expenses as a result of having more employees working remotely in the first quarter of 2021. These decreases in non-interest expense were partially offset by a slight increase in data processing expenses between the periods due to an increase in internet and mobile banking costs. Income tax expense was $1.4 million for the first quarter of 2021, an increase of $0.8 million from $0.6 million for the first quarter of 2020. The increase in income tax expense between the periods is primarily the result of an increase in pre-tax income. Paycheck Protection Program The Bank actively participated in helping businesses that were negatively impacted by COVID-19 that applied for forgivable loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as part of the CARES Act. The CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020, allocated $349 billion in funding to help small businesses that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank had the following activity related to the first round of the PPP program during 2020 and through March 31, 2021: Dollars in thousands Number of Loans Amount Net Deferred FeesOriginated 413 $53,153 $1,837 Repaid (130) (19,484) - Net deferred fees recognized - - (1,097)Balance, December 31, 2020 283 $33,669 $740 Repaid (243) (21,419) - Net deferred fees recognized - - (597)Balance, March 31, 2021 40 $12,250 $143 The Bank continues to submit applications for forgiveness on the PPP loans that were outstanding at March 31, 2021 and it is anticipated that the majority of the remaining loans will be forgiven by the SBA. The remaining net deferred fees will be recognized into income over the remaining lives of the loans. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which was signed into law on December 27, 2020, allocated $284 billion to the SBA to fund a second round of the PPP and extended the application period for the program to March 31, 2021. The application period was later extended to May 31, 2021. The Bank is actively participating in the second round of the program and began submitting applications for borrowers on January 15, 2021 when the application window opened. The program was adjusted for the second round to allow applications from both first time borrowers and those that obtained loans during the first round of the program. The revised program, among other things, requires that borrowers demonstrate or certify that they experienced a 25% or greater reduction in gross receipts from a quarter in 2020 compared to the same quarter in 2019 and certify that current economic uncertainty makes the loan request necessary to support their ongoing operations. The Bank had the following activity related to the second round of the PPP program through March 31, 2021: Dollars in thousands Number of Loans Amount Net Deferred FeesOriginated 416$26,798$1,476 Repaid - - - Net deferred fees recognized - - (29)Balance, March 31, 2021 416$26,798$1,447 Return on Assets and Equity Return on average assets (annualized) for the first quarter of 2021 was 1.49%, compared to 0.72% for the first quarter of 2020. Return on average equity (annualized) was 13.38% for the first quarter of 2021, compared to 5.93% for the first quarter of 2020. Book value per common share at March 31, 2021 was $22.11, compared to $19.68 at March 31, 2020. General Information HMN Financial, Inc. and the Bank are headquartered in Rochester, Minnesota. Home Federal Savings Bank operates twelve full service offices in Minnesota located in Albert Lea, Austin, Eagan, Kasson, La Crescent, Owatonna, Rochester (4), Spring Valley and Winona, one full service office in Marshalltown, Iowa, and one full service office in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. The Bank also operates a loan origination office located in Sartell, Minnesota. Safe Harbor Statement This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are often identified by such forward-looking terminology as “expect,” “intend,” “look,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “project,” “continue,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” and “trend,” or similar statements or variations of such terms and include, but are not limited to, those relating to maintaining credit quality, maintaining net interest margins; the adequacy and amount of available liquidity and capital resources to the Bank; the Company’s liquidity and capital requirements; the anticipated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to mitigate the same on the general economy, our clients, deposit balances, and the allowance for loan losses; the anticipated benefits that will be realized by our clients from government assistance programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the forgiveness of PPP loans; the amount of the Bank’s non-performing assets in future periods and the appropriateness of the allowances therefor; the payment of dividends or repurchases of stock by HMN; the amount of deposits that will be withdrawn from checking and money market accounts and how the withdrawn deposits will be replaced; the projected changes in net interest income based on rate shocks; the range that interest rates may fluctuate over the next twelve months; the net market risk of interest rate shocks; the future outlook for the issuer of the trust preferred securities held by the Bank; the anticipated results of litigation and our assessment of the impact on our financial statements; the ability of the Bank to pay dividends to HMN; the ability to remain well capitalized; the impact of new accounting pronouncements; and compliance by the Bank with regulatory standards generally (including the Bank’s status as “well-capitalized”) and other supervisory directives or requirements to which the Company or the Bank are or may become expressly subject. A number of factors, many of which may be amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to mitigate the same, could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s assumptions and expectations. These include but are not limited to the adequacy and marketability of real estate and other collateral securing loans to borrowers; federal and state regulation and enforcement; possible legislative and regulatory changes, including changes to regulatory capital rules; the ability of the Bank to comply with other applicable regulatory capital requirements; enforcement activity of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) in the event of our non-compliance with any applicable regulatory standard or requirement; adverse economic, business and competitive developments such as continued shrinking interest margins, reduced collateral values, deposit outflows, changes in credit or other risks posed by the Company’s loan and investment portfolios; changes in costs associated with traditional and alternate funding sources, including changes in collateral advance rates and policies of the Federal Home Loan Bank and the FRB; technological, computer-related or operational difficulties including those from any third party cyberattack; results of litigation; reduced demand for financial services and loan products; changes in accounting policies and guidelines, or monetary and fiscal policies of the federal government or tax laws; domestic and international economic developments; the Company’s access to and adverse changes in securities markets; the market for credit related assets; the future operating results, financial condition, cash flow requirements and capital spending priorities of the Company and the Bank; the availability of internal and, as required, external sources of funding; our ability to attract and retain employees; or other significant uncertainties. Additional factors that may cause actual results to differ from the Company’s assumptions and expectations include those set forth in the Company’s most recent filings on Form 10-K and 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are qualified by, and should be considered in conjunction with, such cautionary statements. For additional discussion of the risks and uncertainties applicable to the Company, see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and Part II, Item 1A of its subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. All statements in this press release, including forward-looking statements, speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release. (Three pages of selected consolidated financial information are included with this release.) HMN FINANCIAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESConsolidated Balance Sheets March 31, December 31,(Dollars in thousands) 2021 2020 (unaudited) Assets Cash and cash equivalents$115,391 86,269 Securities available for sale: Mortgage-backed and related securities (amortized cost $133,434 and $99,821) 133,505 101,464 Other marketable securities (amortized cost $45,786 and $46,491) 45,773 46,626 179,278 148,090 Loans held for sale 7,256 6,186 Loans receivable, net 641,787 642,630 Accrued interest receivable 2,374 3,102 Mortgage servicing rights, net 3,114 3,043 Premises and equipment, net 9,945 10,133 Goodwill 802 802 Core deposit intangible 32 57 Prepaid expenses and other assets 8,819 7,241 Deferred tax asset, net 2,507 2,027 Total assets$971,305 909,580 Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity Deposits$855,478 795,204 Accrued interest payable 145 140 Customer escrows 2,971 1,998 Accrued expenses and other liabilities 7,647 8,986 Total liabilities 866,241 806,328 Commitments and contingencies Stockholders’ equity: Serial-preferred stock ($.01 par value): authorized 500,000 shares; issued 0 0 0 Common stock ($.01 par value): authorized 16,000,000 shares; issued 9,128,662 91 91 Additional paid-in capital 40,405 40,480 Retained earnings, subject to certain restrictions 121,267 117,849 Accumulated other comprehensive income 41 1,282 Unearned employee stock ownership plan shares (1,401) (1,450)Treasury stock, at cost 4,377,829 and 4,359,552 shares (55,339) (55,000)Total stockholders’ equity 105,064 103,252 Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$971,305 909,580 HMN FINANCIAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESConsolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31,(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) 2021 2020Interest income: Loans receivable$7,360 7,240Securities available for sale: Mortgage-backed and related 391 289Other marketable 107 212Other 31 103Total interest income 7,889 7,844 Interest expense: Deposits 453 892Total interest expense 453 892Net interest income 7,436 6,952Provision for loan losses (576) 460Net interest income after provision for loan losses 8,012 6,492 Non-interest income: Fees and service charges 739 714Loan servicing fees 395 332Gain on sales of loans 1,773 1,134Other 348 291Total non-interest income 3,255 2,471 Non-interest expense: Compensation and benefits 3,821 4,047Occupancy and equipment 1,107 1,123Data processing 347 308Professional services 203 487Other 1,001 1,036Total non-interest expense 6,479 7,001Income before income tax expense 4,788 1,962Income tax expense 1,370 577Net income 3,418 1,385Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax (1,241) 1,275Comprehensive income available to common shareholders$2,177 2,660Basic earnings per share$0.75 0.30Diluted earnings per share$0.74 0.30 HMN FINANCIAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESSelected Consolidated Financial Information(unaudited)Selected Financial Data: Three Months Ended March 31, (Dollars in thousands, except per share data) 2021 2020 I. OPERATING DATA: Interest income$7,889 7,844 Interest expense 453 892 Net interest income 7,436 6,952 II. AVERAGE BALANCES: Assets (1) 932,771 777,564 Loans receivable, net 635,084 605,434 Securities available for sale (1) 164,518 103,269 Interest-earning assets (1) 897,914 743,711 Interest-bearing liabilities and non-interest bearing deposits 822,451 675,490 Equity (1) 103,617 93,881 III. PERFORMANCE RATIOS: (1) Return on average assets (annualized) 1.49%0.72% Interest rate spread information: Average during period 3.34 3.71 End of period 3.27 3.65 Net interest margin 3.36 3.76 Ratio of operating expense to average total assets (annualized) 2.82 3.62 Return on average common equity (annualized) 13.38 5.93 Efficiency 60.60 74.29 March 31, December 31, March 31, 2021 2020 2020 IV. EMPLOYEE DATA: Number of full time equivalent employees 163 172 180 V. ASSET QUALITY: Total non-performing assets$3,191 3,320 2,595 Non-performing assets to total assets 0.33%0.37%0.33%Non-performing loans to total loans receivable, net 0.39 0.42 0.31 Allowance for loan losses$10,132 10,699 9,036 Allowance for loan losses to total assets 1.04%1.18%1.15%Allowance for loan losses to total loans receivable, net 1.58 1.66 1.46 Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans 401.37 398.72 472.54 VI. BOOK VALUE PER COMMON SHARE: Book value per common share$22.11 21.65 19.68 Three Months Ended Mar 31, 2021 Year Ended Dec 31, 2020 Three Months Ended Mar 31, 2020 VII. CAPITAL RATIOS: Stockholders’ equity to total assets, at end of period 10.82%11.35%12.12%Average stockholders’ equity to average assets (1) 11.11 11.43 12.07 Ratio of average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities and non-interest bearing deposits (1) 109.18 109.66 110.10 Home Federal Savings Bank regulatory capital ratios: Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 13.98 13.62 13.22 Tier 1 capital leverage ratio 10.00 9.85 10.97 Tier 1 capital ratio 13.98 13.62 13.22 Risk-based capital 15.23 14.87 14.47 (1) Average balances were calculated based upon amortized cost without the market value impact of ASC 320. CONTACT: Bradley Krehbiel, Chief Executive Officer, President HMN Financial, Inc. (507) 252-7169

  • HMN Financial (NASDAQ:HMNF) Shareholders Have Enjoyed A 73% Share Price Gain
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    HMN Financial (NASDAQ:HMNF) Shareholders Have Enjoyed A 73% Share Price Gain

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    HMN Financial, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Results and Annual Meeting

    Fourth Quarter Highlights Net income of $3.1 million, up $1.9 million from $1.2 million for fourth quarter of 2019Diluted earnings per share of $0.67, up $0.40 from $0.27 for fourth quarter of 2019Gain on sales of loans of $3.0 million, up $1.9 million from $1.1 million for fourth quarter of 2019Net interest margin of 3.51%, down 25 basis points from 3.76% for fourth quarter of 2019Provision for loan losses of $1.2 million, up $1.0 million from $0.2 million for fourth quarter of 2019 Annual Highlights Net income of $10.3 million, up $2.5 million from $7.8 million for 2019Diluted earnings per share of $2.22, up $0.54 from $1.68 for 2019Gain on sales of loans of $9.5 million, up $6.6 million from $2.9 million for 2019Net interest margin of 3.55%, down 49 basis points from 4.04% for 2019Provision for loan losses of $2.7 million, up $3.9 million from ($1.2) million for 2019 Net Income Summary Three Months Ended Year Ended December 31, December 31, (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) 2020 2019 20202019 Net income$3,1251,236 $10,3027,793 Diluted earnings per share 0.670.27 2.221.68 Return on average assets (annualized) 1.37%0.64% 1.21%1.05%Return on average equity (annualized) 12.18%5.29% 10.56%8.74%Book value per share$21.6519.13 $21.6519.13 ROCHESTER, Minn., Jan. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HMN Financial, Inc. (HMN or the Company) (Nasdaq:HMNF), the $910 million holding company for Home Federal Savings Bank (the Bank), today reported net income of $3.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of $1.9 million compared to net income of $1.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $0.67, an increase of $0.40 from the diluted earnings per share of $0.27 for the fourth quarter of 2019. The increase in net income between the periods was primarily because of a $1.9 million increase in the gain on sales of loans due to the increase in mortgage loan originations and sales between the periods, a $0.8 million increase in net interest income due primarily to an increase in the earning assets between the periods, and a $0.6 million decrease in non-interest expenses primarily related to decreases in compensation and legal expenses. These increases in net income were partially offset by a $1.0 million increase in the provision for loan losses due primarily to the increase in the qualitative reserves that were established as a result of the stressed economic environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Income tax expense increased $0.6 million as a result of the increase in pre-tax income between the periods. President’s Statement“The COVID-19 pandemic and the related social distancing mandates continued to have a significant impact on the Company in the fourth quarter of 2020,” said Bradley Krehbiel, President and Chief Executive Officer of HMN. “The economic effects of the pandemic resulted in the recording of additional provisions for loan losses in the fourth quarter as we continue to analyze the impact of the pandemic on our borrowers. The increased provision for loan losses combined with the net interest margin compression we are experiencing, as a result of the historic low interest rate environment, continue to have a negative impact on the Company’s earnings. Despite these challenges, we are pleased to report the increases in net income for both the quarter and the year, due in large part to the increased mortgage loan origination activity and the related gain on sales of loans.” Fourth Quarter ResultsNet Interest IncomeNet interest income was $7.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of $0.8 million, or 11.2%, from $6.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Interest income was $8.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of $0.4 million, or 5.4%, from $7.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Interest income increased primarily because of the $142.0 million increase in the average interest-earning assets between the periods. However, the majority of that increase was offset by a decrease in the average yield earned on interest- earning assets between the periods. The average yield earned on interest-earning assets was 3.76% for the fourth quarter of 2020, a decrease of 49 basis points from 4.25% for the fourth quarter of 2019. The decrease in the average yield is primarily related to the decrease in loan yields as a result of the decrease in the average prime rate between the periods.Interest expense was $0.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, a decrease of $0.3 million, or 38.9%, from $0.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Interest expense decreased despite the $130.1 million increase in the average interest-bearing liabilities and non-interest bearing deposits between the periods primarily because of the decrease in the average interest rate paid on deposits. The average interest rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities and non-interest bearing deposits was 0.28% for the fourth quarter of 2020, a decrease of 26 basis points from 0.54% for the fourth quarter of 2019. The decrease in the interest paid on interest-bearing liabilities was primarily because of the decrease in deposit rates as a result of the decrease in the average federal funds rate between the periods. Net interest margin (net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets) for the fourth quarter of 2020 was 3.51%, a decrease of 25 basis points, compared to 3.76% for the fourth quarter of 2019. The decrease in the net interest margin is primarily related to the decrease in the average yield earned on interest-earning assets as a result of the prime rate decreases that occurred between the periods. A summary of the Company’s net interest margin for the three month periods ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 is as follows: For the three month period ended December 31, 2020 December 31, 2019 (Dollars in thousands) AverageOutstandingBalance InterestEarned/Paid Yield/Rate AverageOutstandingBalance InterestEarned/Paid Yield/Rate Interest-earning assets: Securities available for sale$128,269 486 1.51%$91,940 449 1.94% Loans held for sale 8,334 59 2.84 4,567 43 3.76 Single family loans, net 139,836 1,350 3.84 120,117 1,248 4.12 Commercial loans, net 457,654 5,676 4.93 394,667 5,003 5.03 Consumer loans, net 57,311 683 4.74 70,302 896 5.06 Other 84,014 29 0.14 51,838 222 1.70 Total interest-earning assets$875,418 8,283 3.76 $733,431 7,861 4.25 Interest-bearing liabilities: Checking accounts$145,626 49 0.13 $98,280 30 0.12 Savings accounts 97,444 17 0.07 79,550 15 0.07 Money market accounts 220,404 156 0.28 186,557 294 0.63 Certificates 105,121 336 1.27 126,479 575 1.80 Total interest-bearing liabilities$568,595 $490,866 Non-interest checking 226,786 174,100 Other non-interest bearing deposits 1,856 2,137 Total interest-bearing liabilities and non-interest bearing deposits $797,237 558 0.28 $667,103 914 0.54 Net interest income 7,725 6,947 Net interest rate spread 3.48% 3.71%Net interest margin 3.51% 3.76% Provision for Loan LossesThe provision for loan losses was $1.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of $1.0 million from the $0.2 million provision for loan losses for the fourth quarter of 2019. The provision for loan losses increased between the periods primarily because of the changes in the economic environment related to the disruption in business activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount of the increase in the allowance for loan losses related to the economic environment is based, in part, on the amount of loans to borrowers in the hospitality, restaurant and entertainment industries that continue to be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank had no loans to borrowers who had their loan payments deferred at December 31, 2020, compared to $82.0 million at September 30, 2020, and $119.1 million of loans to borrowers who had their payments deferred at June 30, 2020. All of the borrowers whose loan deferral period ended during the fourth quarter of 2020 have resumed making their normal payments except for the $34.6 million of loans that were granted loan accommodations in accordance with Section 4013 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The accommodations granted included $29.2 million of loans that are required to make interest only payments for up to one year and $5.4 million of loans that had their loan amortization period increased. Of the loans removed from the deferred list during the period, $8.1 million were downgraded, of which $2.3 million were classified but still accruing at December 31, 2020. The commercial credit area continues to communicate regularly with the borrowers that have been granted loan accommodations and monitors their activity closely. This information is used to analyze the performance of these loans and to anticipate any potential issues that these loans may develop so that risk ratings may be appropriately adjusted in a timely manner. It is anticipated that some of the remaining borrowers that have been granted accommodations will be in a position to resume making their regular loan payments at the end of the initial accommodation period. Other borrowers, particularly in the hospitality and restaurant industries, may need additional accommodations when their initial accommodation period ends as their operations may need more time to recover from the impacts of the pandemic. The allowance for loan losses is made up of general reserves on the entire loan portfolio and specific reserves on impaired loans. The general reserve amount includes quantitative reserves based on our past loan loss history and qualitative reserves for other items determined to have a potential impact on future loan losses. The general reserves increased during the quarter as a result of an increase in the qualitative allowance for loan losses because of the current economic environment related to the disruption in business activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also increased due to an increase in the risk rating downgrades on certain commercial real estate loans between the periods. Total non-performing assets were $3.3 million at December 31, 2020, an increase of $0.3 million, or 12.4%, from $3.0 million at September 30, 2020. Non-performing loans increased $0.1 million and foreclosed and repossessed assets increased $0.2 million during the fourth quarter of 2020. A reconciliation of the Company’s allowance for loan losses for the quarters ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 is summarized as follows: (Dollars in thousands) 2020 2019 Balance at September 30,$9,532 $8,195 Provision 1,151 236 Charge offs: Consumer (10) (14) Commercial business 0 (10)Recoveries 26 157 Balance at December 31,$10,699 $8,564 Allocated to: General allowance$10,461 $7,839 Specific allowance 238 725 $10,699 $8,564 The following table summarizes the amounts and categories of non-performing assets in the Bank’s portfolio and loan delinquency information as of the end of the two most recently completed quarters and December 31, 2019. December 31, September 30, December 31, (Dollars in thousands) 2020 2020 2019 Non‑Performing Loans: Single family$502 $352 $617 Commercial real estate 1,484 1,537 184 Consumer 689 641 659 Commercial business 9 11 621 Total 2,684 2,541 2,081 Foreclosed and Repossessed Assets: Single family 0 0 166 Commercial real estate 636 414 414 Total non‑performing assets$3,320 $2,955 $2,661 Total as a percentage of total assets 0.37% 0.33% 0.34%Total non‑performing loans$2,684 $2,541 $2,081 Total as a percentage of total loans receivable, net 0.42% 0.38% 0.35%Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans 398.72% 375.19% 411.45% Delinquency Data: Delinquencies (1) 30+ days$995 $995 $1,167 90+ days 0 0 0 Delinquencies as a percentage of loan portfolio (1) 30+ days 0.15% 0.14% 0.19% 90+ days 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% (1) Excludes non-accrual loans. Non-Interest Income and ExpenseNon-interest income was $4.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of $2.0 million, or 78.6%, from $2.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Gain on sales of loans increased $1.9 million between the periods primarily because of an increase in single family loan originations and sales. Other non-interest income increased $0.1 million due primarily to an increase in the fees earned on the sale of uninsured investment products between the periods. Loan servicing fees increased $0.1 million between the periods due to an increase in the aggregate balances of single family mortgage loans that were being serviced for others. These increases in the non-interest income were partially offset by a decrease of $0.1 million in fees and service charges earned between the periods due primarily to a decrease in the overdraft fees collected. Non-interest expense was $6.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, a decrease of $0.6 million, or 8.2%, from $7.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Professional services expense decreased $0.3 million between the periods primarily because of a decrease in legal expenses relating to an ongoing bankruptcy litigation claim. Compensation and benefits expense decreased $0.3 million because of an increase in the direct loan origination compensation costs that were deferred as a result of the increased mortgage loan production between the periods. Occupancy and equipment expense decreased $0.1 million between the periods due to a decrease in building expenses as a result of having more staff working remotely in the fourth quarter of 2020. Other non-interest expense decreased slightly due primarily to a decrease in advertising expense between the periods. These decreases in non-interest expense were partially offset by a slight increase in data processing expenses between the periods due to an increase in internet and mobile banking costs. Income tax expense was $1.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of $0.6 million from $0.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. The increase in income tax expense between the periods is primarily the result of an increase in pre-tax income. Return on Assets and EquityReturn on average assets (annualized) for the fourth quarter of 2020 was 1.37%, compared to 0.64% for the fourth quarter of 2019. Return on average equity (annualized) was 12.18% for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to 5.29% for the same period of 2019. Book value per share at December 31, 2020 was $21.65, compared to $19.13 at December 31, 2019. Annual ResultsNet IncomeNet income was $10.3 million for 2020, an increase of $2.5 million, or 32.2%, compared to net income of $7.8 million for 2019. Diluted earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2020 was $2.22, an increase of $0.54 per share compared to diluted earnings per share of $1.68 for the year ended December 31, 2019. The increase in net income between the periods was primarily because of a $6.6 million increase in the gain on sales of loans due to the increase in mortgage loan originations and sales between the periods, a $0.5 million increase in net interest income due primarily to an increase in the earning assets between the periods, and a $0.1 million decrease in non-interest expenses primarily related to decreases in legal expenses. These increases in net income were partially offset by a $3.9 million increase in the provision for loan losses due primarily to the increase in qualitative reserves that were established as a result of the stressed economic environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Income tax expense increased $0.7 million as a result of the increase in pre-tax income between the periods Net Interest IncomeNet interest income was $29.1 million for 2020, an increase of $0.5 million, or 2.0%, from $28.6 million for 2019. Interest income was $32.0 million for 2020, an increase of $0.1 million, or 0.2%, from $31.9 million for 2019. Interest income increased primarily because of the $112.8 million increase in the average interest-earning assets between the periods. However, the majority of that increase was offset by a decrease in the average yield earned on interest earning assets. The average yield earned on interest-earning assets was 3.90% for 2020, a decrease of 61 basis points from 4.51% for 2019. The decrease in the average yield is primarily related to the decrease in loan yields as a result of the decrease in the average prime rate between the periods.Interest expense was $2.9 million for 2020, a decrease of $0.4 million, or 14.6%, from $3.3 million for 2019. Interest expense decreased despite the $105.9 million increase in the average interest-bearing liabilities and non-interest bearing deposits between the periods primarily because of the decrease in the average interest rate paid on deposits. The average interest rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities and non-interest bearing deposits was 0.38% for 2020, a decrease of 14 basis points from 0.52% for 2019. The decrease in the interest paid on interest-bearing liabilities was primarily because of the decrease in deposit rates as a result of the decrease in the average federal funds rate between the periods. Net interest margin (net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets) for 2020 was 3.55%, a decrease of 49 basis points, compared to 4.04% for 2019. The decrease in the net interest margin is primarily related to the decrease in the average yield earned on interest-earning assets as a result of the prime rate decreases that occurred between the periods. A summary of the Company’s net interest margin for 2020 and 2019 is as follows: For the twelve month period ended December 31, 2020 December 31, 2019 (Dollars in thousands) AverageOutstandingBalance InterestEarned/Paid Yield/Rate AverageOutstandingBalance InterestEarned/Paid Yield/Rate Interest-earning assets: Securities available for sale$107,771 1,857 1.72%$82,383 1,500 1.82% Loans held for sale 7,292 215 2.95 2,959 125 4.22 Single family loans, net 132,803 5,257 3.96 116,411 4,992 4.29 Commercial loans, net 449,364 21,457 4.77 400,503 20,969 5.24 Consumer loans, net 62,745 2,995 4.77 72,607 3,701 5.10 Other 59,321 178 0.30 31,679 603 1.90 Total interest-earning assets$819,296 31,959 3.90 $706,542 31,890 4.51 Interest-bearing liabilities: Checking accounts$122,781 151 0.12 $96,387 103 0.11 Savings accounts 90,064 65 0.07 79,587 63 0.08 Money market accounts 209,522 840 0.40 177,587 1,171 0.66 Certificates 115,079 1,795 1.56 121,914 1,995 1.64 Advances and other borrowings 0 0 0.00 287 7 2.54 Total interest-bearing liabilities$537,446 $475,762 Non-interest checking 207,456 163,420 Other non-interest bearing deposits 2,251 2,057 Total interest-bearing liabilities and non-interest bearing deposits$747,153 2,851 0.38 $641,239 3,339 0.52 Net interest income 29,108 28,551 Net interest rate spread 3.52% 3.99%Net interest margin 3.55% 4.04% Provision for Loan LossesThe provision for loan losses was $2.7 million for 2020, an increase of $3.9 million from the ($1.2) million provision for loan losses for 2019. The provision for loan losses increased between the periods primarily because of the changes in the economic environment related to the disruption in business activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and also because of a reduction in the recoveries received on previously charged off loans. The amount of the increase in the allowance for loan losses related to the economic environment is based, in part, on the amount of loans to borrowers in the hospitality, restaurant and entertainment industries that continue to be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank had no loans to borrowers who had their loan payments deferred at December 31, 2020, compared to $82.0 million at September 30, 2020, and $119.1 million of loans to borrowers who had their payments deferred at June 30, 2020. All of the borrowers whose loan deferral period ended during 2020 have resumed making their normal payments except for the $34.6 million of loans that were granted loan accommodations in accordance with Section 4013 of the CARES Act. The accommodations granted included $29.2 million of loans that are required to make interest only payments for periods up to one year and $5.4 million of loans that had their loan amortization period increased. Of the loans removed from the deferred list during the period, $8.1 million were downgraded, of which $2.3 million were classified but still accruing at December 31, 2020. The commercial credit area continues to communicate regularly with the borrowers that have been granted loan accommodations and monitors their activity closely. This information is used to analyze the performance of these loans and to anticipate any potential issues that these loans may develop so that risk ratings may be appropriately adjusted in a timely manner. It is anticipated that some of the remaining borrowers that have been granted accommodations will be in a position to resume making their regular loan payments at the end of the initial accommodation period. Other borrowers, particularly in the hospitality and restaurant industries, may need additional accommodations when their initial accommodation period ends as their operations may need more time to recover from the impacts of the pandemic. The allowance for loan losses is made up of general reserves on the entire loan portfolio and specific reserves on impaired loans. The general reserve amount includes quantitative reserves based on our past loan loss history and qualitative reserves for other items determined to have a potential impact on future loan losses. The general reserves increased during 2020 as a result of an increase in the qualitative allowance for loan losses because of the current economic environment related to the disruption in business activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also increased due to an increase in the risk rating downgrades on certain commercial real estate loans between the periods. Total non-performing assets were $3.3 million at December 31, 2020, an increase of $0.6 million, or 24.7%, from $2.7 million at December 31, 2019. Non-performing loans increased $0.6 million and foreclosed and repossessed assets remained the same during 2020. A reconciliation of the allowance for loan losses for 2020 and 2019 is summarized as follows: (Dollars in thousands) 2020 2019 Balance beginning of period$8,564 $8,686 Provision 2,699 (1,216)Charge offs: Single family 0 (1) Commercial real estate (730) 0 Consumer (84) (107) Commercial business (8) (880)Recoveries 258 2,082 Balance at December 31,$10,699 $8,564 Non-Interest Income and ExpenseNon-interest income was $15.0 million for 2020, an increase of $6.5 million, or 76.9%, from $8.5 million for 2019. Gain on sales of loans increased $6.6 million between the periods primarily because of an increase in single family loan originations and sales. Other non-interest income increased $0.1 million due primarily to an increase in the fees earned on the sale of uninsured investment products between the periods. Loan servicing fees increased $0.1 million between the periods due to an increase in the aggregate balances of single family mortgage loans that were being serviced for others. These increases in the non-interest income were partially offset by a decrease of $0.2 million in fees and service charges earned between the periods due primarily to a decrease in the overdraft fees collected. Non-interest expense was $27.0 million for 2020, a decrease of $0.1 million, or 0.4%, from $27.1 million for 2019. Professional services expense decreased $0.2 million between the periods primarily because of a decrease in legal expenses relating to an ongoing bankruptcy litigation claim. Compensation and benefits expense decreased slightly because of an increase in the direct loan origination compensation costs that were deferred as a result of the increased mortgage loan production between the periods. Occupancy and equipment expense decreased slightly between the periods due to a decrease in building expenses as a result of having more staff working remotely in 2020. These decreases in non-interest expense were partially offset by a $0.1 million increase in data processing expenses between the periods due to an increase in internet and mobile banking costs. Other non-interest expense increased slightly due primarily to an increase in mortgage servicing expenses between the periods. Income tax expense was $4.1 million for 2020, an increase of $0.8 million from $3.3 million for 2019. The increase in income tax expense between the periods is primarily the result of an increase in pre-tax income. Paycheck Protection ProgramThe Bank actively participated in helping businesses that were negatively impacted by COVID-19 that applied for forgivable loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as part of the CARES Act. The CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020, allocated $349 billion in funding to help small businesses that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank had the following PPP loan activity during 2020: Dollars in thousands Number of Loans Amount Net Deferred FeesOriginated 413 $53,153 $1,837 Forgiven (130) (19,167) - Non-forgiven portion repaid - (317) - Net deferred fees recognized - - (1,097)Balance, December 31, 2020 283 $33,669 $740 The Bank continues to submit applications for forgiveness on the PPP loans that were still outstanding at December 31, 2020 and it is anticipated that the majority of these loans will be forgiven by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The remaining net deferred fees will be recognized into income over the remaining lives of the loans. The Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020, which was signed into law on December 27, 2020, allocated $284 billion to the SBA to fund a second round of the PPP and extended the application period for the program to March 31, 2021. The Bank is actively participating in the second round of the program and began submitting applications for borrowers on January 15, 2021 when the application window officially opened for financial institutions with under $1 billion in assets. The program was adjusted for the second round to allow applications from both first time borrowers and those that obtained loans during the first round of the program. The revised program, among other things, requires that borrowers demonstrate or certify that they experienced a 25% or greater reduction in gross receipts from a quarter in 2020 compared to the same quarter in 2019 and certify that current economic uncertainty makes the loan request necessary to support their ongoing operations. For various reasons, including the increased requirements to qualify for a second loan, it is anticipated that the Bank will originate fewer loans in the second round of the program. Return on Assets and EquityReturn on average assets (annualized) for 2020 was 1.21%, compared to 1.05% for 2019. Return on average equity (annualized) was 10.56% for 2020, compared to 8.74% for 2019. Book value per share at December 31, 2020 was $21.65, compared to $19.13 at December 31, 2019. Annual MeetingHMN announced that its 2021 annual meeting of shareholders will be held virtually on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. CDT. General InformationHMN Financial, Inc. and the Bank are headquartered in Rochester, Minnesota. Home Federal Savings Bank operates twelve full service offices in Minnesota located in Albert Lea, Austin, Eagan, Kasson, La Crescent, Owatonna, Rochester (4), Spring Valley and Winona, one full service office in Marshalltown, Iowa, and one full service office in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. The Bank also operates a loan origination office located in Sartell, Minnesota. Safe Harbor Statement This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are often identified by such forward-looking terminology as “expect,” “intend,” “look,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “project,” “continue,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” and “trend,” or similar statements or variations of such terms and include, but are not limited to, those relating to maintaining credit quality, maintaining net interest margins; the adequacy and amount of available liquidity and capital resources to the Bank; the Company’s liquidity and capital requirements; the anticipated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to mitigate the same on the general economy, our clients, and the allowance for loan losses; the anticipated benefits that will be realized by our clients from government assistance programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic; the amount of anticipated loans to be originated under the second round of the PPP, the amount of the Bank’s non-performing assets in future periods and the appropriateness of the allowances therefor; the payment of dividends or repurchases of stock by HMN; the amount of deposits that will be withdrawn from checking and money market accounts and how the withdrawn deposits will be replaced; the projected changes in net interest income based on rate shocks; the range that interest rates may fluctuate over the next twelve months; the net market risk of interest rate shocks; the future outlook for the issuer of the trust preferred securities held by the Bank; the anticipated results of litigation and our assessment of the impact on our financial statements; the ability of the Bank to pay dividends to HMN; the ability to remain well capitalized; the impact of new accounting pronouncements; and compliance by the Bank with regulatory standards generally (including the Bank’s status as “well-capitalized”) and other supervisory directives or requirements to which the Company or the Bank are or may become expressly subject. A number of factors, many of which may be amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to mitigate the same, could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s assumptions and expectations. These include but are not limited to the adequacy and marketability of real estate and other collateral securing loans to borrowers; federal and state regulation and enforcement; possible legislative and regulatory changes, including changes to regulatory capital rules; the ability of the Bank to comply with other applicable regulatory capital requirements; enforcement activity of the OCC and FRB in the event of our non-compliance with any applicable regulatory standard or requirement; adverse economic, business and competitive developments such as continued shrinking interest margins, reduced collateral values, deposit outflows, changes in credit or other risks posed by the Company’s loan and investment portfolios; changes in costs associated with traditional and alternate funding sources, including changes in collateral advance rates and policies of the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) and the Federal Reserve Bank; technological, computer-related or operational difficulties including those from any third party cyberattack; results of litigation; reduced demand for financial services and loan products; changes in accounting policies and guidelines, or monetary and fiscal policies of the federal government or tax laws; domestic and international economic developments; the Company’s access to and adverse changes in securities markets; the market for credit related assets; the future operating results, financial condition, cash flow requirements and capital spending priorities of the Company and the Bank; the availability of internal and, as required, external sources of funding; our ability to attract and retain employees; or other significant uncertainties. Additional factors that may cause actual results to differ from the Company’s assumptions and expectations include those set forth in the Company’s most recent filing on Form 10-K and 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are qualified by, and should be considered in conjunction with, such cautionary statements. For additional discussion of the risks and uncertainties applicable to the Company, see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and Part II, Item 1A of its subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.All statements in this press release, including forward-looking statements, speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release.(Three pages of selected consolidated financial information are included with this release.) HMN FINANCIAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESConsolidated Balance Sheets December 31, December 31, (Dollars in thousands) 2020 2019 (unaudited) Assets Cash and cash equivalents$86,269 44,399 Securities available for sale: Mortgage-backed and related securities (amortized cost $99,821 and $54,777) 101,464 54,851 Other marketable securities (amortized cost $46,491 and $52,751) 46,626 52,741 148,090 107,592 Loans held for sale 6,186 3,606 Loans receivable, net 642,630 596,392 Accrued interest receivable 3,102 2,251 Mortgage servicing rights, net 3,043 2,172 Premises and equipment, net 10,133 10,515 Goodwill 802 802 Core deposit intangible 57 156 Prepaid expenses and other assets 7,241 8,052 Deferred tax asset, net 2,027 1,702 Total assets$909,580 777,639 Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity Deposits$795,204 673,870 Accrued interest payable 140 420 Customer escrows 1,998 2,413 Accrued expenses and other liabilities 8,986 8,288 Total liabilities 806,328 684,991 Commitments and contingencies Stockholders’ equity: Serial-preferred stock: ($.01 par value) authorized 500,000 shares; issued 0 0 0 Common stock ($.01 par value): authorized 16,000,000 shares; issued 9,128,662 91 91 Additional paid-in capital 40,480 40,365 Retained earnings, subject to certain restrictions 117,849 107,547 Accumulated other comprehensive income 1,282 46 Unearned employee stock ownership plan shares (1,450) (1,643) Treasury stock, at cost 4,359,552 and 4,284,840 shares (55,000) (53,758) Total stockholders’ equity 103,252 92,648 Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$909,580 777,639 HMN FINANCIAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESConsolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income Three Months Ended Year Ended December 31, December 31, (Dollars in thousands, except per share data) 2020 2019 2020 2019 (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) Interest income: Loans receivable$ 7,768 7,190 29,924 29,787 Securities available for sale: Mortgage-backed and related 330 197 1,155 343 Other marketable 156 252 702 1,157 Other 29 222 178 603 Total interest income 8,283 7,861 31,959 31,890 Interest expense: Deposits 558 914 2,851 3,332 Advances and other borrowings 0 0 0 7 Total interest expense 558 914 2,851 3,339 Net interest income 7,725 6,947 29,108 28,551Provision for loan losses 1,151 236 2,699 (1,216) Net interest income after provision for loan losses 6,574 6,711 26,409 29,767 Non-interest income: Fees and service charges 741 795 2,877 3,100 Loan servicing fees 380 321 1,356 1,278 Gain on sales of loans 3,028 1,106 9,531 2,941 Other 344 294 1,190 1,136 Total non-interest income 4,493 2,516 14,954 8,455 Non-interest expense: Compensation and benefits 3,884 4,163 15,646 15,659 Occupancy and equipment 1,094 1,158 4,429 4,442 Data processing 351 338 1,314 1,263 Professional services 230 492 1,405 1,573 Other 1,184 1,193 4,199 4,168 Total non-interest expense 6,743 7,344 26,993 27,105 Income before income tax expense 4,324 1,883 14,370 11,117Income tax expense 1,199 647 4,068 3,324 Net income 3,125 1,236 10,302 7,793Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax (61) 67 1,236 1,142Comprehensive income available to common shareholders$ 3,064 1,303 11,538 8,935Basic earnings per share$0.68 0.27 2.23 1.69Diluted earnings per share$0.67 0.27 2.22 1.68 HMN FINANCIAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESSelected Consolidated Financial Information(unaudited) Three Months Ended Year Ended SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA: December 31, December 31,(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) 2020 2019 2020 2019 I. OPERATING DATA: Interest income $8,283 7,861 31,959 31,890 Interest expense 558 914 2,851 3,339 Net interest income 7,725 6,947 29,108 28,551 II. AVERAGE BALANCES: Assets (1) 910,086 768,860 854,166 738,908 Loans receivable, net 654,801 585,086 644,912 589,520 Mortgage-backed and related securities (1) 128,269 91,940 107,771 82,383 Interest-earning assets (1) 875,418 733,431 819,296 706,542 Interest-bearing liabilities and non-interest bearing deposits 797,237 667,103 747,153 641,239 Equity (1) 102,064 92,631 97,599 89,122 III. PERFORMANCE RATIOS: (1) Return on average assets (annualized) 1.37%0.64%1.21%1.05% Interest rate spread information: Average during period 3.48 3.71 3.52 3.99 End of period 3.48 3.66 3.48 3.66 Net interest margin 3.51 3.76 3.55 4.04 Ratio of operating expense to average total assets (annualized) 2.95 3.79 3.16 3.67 Return on average common equity (annualized) 12.18 5.29 10.56 8.74 Efficiency 55.20 77.61 61.26 73.25 December 31, December 31, 2020 2019 IV. EMPLOYEE DATA: Number of full time equivalent employees 172 181 V. ASSET QUALITY: Total non-performing assets$3,320 2,661 Non-performing assets to total assets 0.37%0.34% Non-performing loans to total loans receivable, net 0.42%0.35% Allowance for loan losses$10,699 8,564 Allowance for loan losses to total assets 1.18%1.10% Allowance for loan losses to total loans receivable, net 1.66 %1.44% Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans 398.72%411.45% VI. BOOK VALUE PER COMMON SHARE: Book value per common share$21.65 19.13 Year Ended Year Ended Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 VII. CAPITAL RATIOS: Stockholders’ equity to total assets, at end of period 11.35%11.91% Average stockholders’ equity to average assets (1) 11.43 12.06 Ratio of average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities and non-interest bearing deposits (1) 109.66 110.18 Home Federal Savings Bank regulatory capital ratios: Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 13.62 13.21 Tier 1 capital leverage ratio 9.85 10.89 Tier 1 capital ratio 13.62 13.21 Risk-based capital 14.87 14.46 (1) Average balances were calculated based upon amortized cost without the market value impact of ASC 320. CONTACT: Bradley KrehbielChief Executive Officer, PresidentHMN Financial, Inc. (507) 252-7169