First Bank Reports Second Quarter 2020 Net Income of $4.1 Million

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Net Income of $7.4 Million for First Six Months of 2020  

For the Second Quarter and First Half of 2020: Continued Strong Loan Origination,
Solid Revenue Growth, Effective Management of Non-Interest Expense

HAMILTON, N.J., July 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Bank (Nasdaq Global Market: FRBA) today announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020. Net income for the second quarter of 2020 was $4.1 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared to $2.8 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2019. Return on average assets and return on average equity for the second quarter of 2020 were 0.74% and 7.33%, respectively, and 0.64% and 5.64%, respectively, for the second quarter of 2019. Net income for the first six months of 2020 was $7.4 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, compared to $7.1 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, for the same period in 2019.

Second Quarter 2020 Performance Highlights:

  • Total net revenue (net interest income plus non-interest income) of $18.2 million for the quarter increased $3.1 million, or 20.7%, from $15.1 million, compared to the prior year quarter.
  • Total loans of $1.96 billion at June 30, 2020 increased $406.5 million, including $190.5 million in Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans, or 26.2%, from June 30, 2019, and increased $231.4 million, or 13.4%, from December 31, 2019.
  • Total deposits of $1.92 billion at June 30, 2020 increased $479.8 million, or 33.2%, from June 30, 2019 and $282.4 million, or 17.2%, compared to December 31, 2019.
  • Despite the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, asset quality metrics remained solid during the quarter, with net charge-offs of $1.0 million, or an annualized 0.21% of average loans, for second quarter 2020, compared to net charge-offs of $481,000 for second quarter 2019. Nonperforming loans at June 30, 2020 were $14.1 million, $14.6 million on June 30, 2019, and $13.8 million on March 31, 2020. The ratio of nonperforming loans to total loans was 0.72% at June 30, 2020 compared to 0.94% at June 30, 2019, and 0.79% at March 31, 2020.
  • Successful subordinated note issuance with net proceeds of $29.5 million. Completion of approved share repurchase program with a total of 1.0 million shares repurchased during the first six months of 2020.
  • Continued effective non-interest expense management was reflected in the second quarter 2020 efficiency ratioi of 53.64% compared to 59.76% for second quarter 2019, and 58.03% for the linked first quarter of 2020.

“Our intense focus on customer service was reflected in our second quarter results highlighted by strong loan origination, double-digit net revenue growth, a continuation of solid asset quality metrics, and effective non-interest expense management,” said Patrick L. Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer. “This solid team effort was realized despite considerable logistical hurdles and the economic challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These pandemic headwinds have in no way subsided, however our team continues to perform above and beyond to make certain that the Bank’s customers receive the support necessary to weather the current storm.”

“While our second quarter loan growth, prior to deferred loan fees and costs, of more than $202 million was driven primarily by PPP lending, it also included approximately $12 million in non-PPP loan growth. An additional benefit of our significant participation in the PPP lending program has been the strong increase in deposits.  Participation in the PPP lending program, and our other efforts to drive commercial deposit growth, led to strong growth in both the first and second quarters of 2020. The increase in non-interest bearing deposits in the first half of 2020 was particularly significant, growing by more than $183 million during that period.  In addition to the deposits that were linked to the PPP program, we also realized solid core deposit growth related to new and existing commercial banking relationships. We are also excited about developing additional relationships with the approximately 150 new customers introduced to us through the PPP program.”

“We took appropriate steps during the first half of 2020 to ensure that First Bank had adequate liquidity to meet the potential needs of our customers. Our liquidity position remains strong reflecting a funding base of core non-interest bearing demand deposit accounts and low-cost interest-bearing savings, interest checking and money market deposit accounts. The significant increase in non-interest bearing deposits has allowed us to lower time deposit and core deposit rates in a much lower rate environment. We expect to continue to move deposit costs lower which will help stabilize or improve our margin.”

“Our provision for loan losses for the first and second quarters were notably higher compared to prior quarters primarily due to continued uncertainty about the duration of, and the level of economic disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are closely monitoring loan deferrals and the impact to our borrowers due to the pandemic. While it’s impossible to predict how ultimately our loan portfolio will perform in this difficult environment, we believe our strong credit underwriting standards will put us in a good position to manage the potential negative impact. We are also seeing some positive trends as over 40% of deferred loans have reached their deferred payment due date and more than three-quarters of these loans have made their regular payment.”

“Our earnings performance has benefited from PPP loan generated fees and loan swap fees. In addition, we’ve done a good job of lowering deposit costs helping to stabilize our margin. At the same time non-interest expense has been managed effectively, reflected in a lower efficiency ratio. We are well capitalized, have strong liquidity and the capital structure flexibility to adapt to these unprecedented times.”

Income Statement

First Bank’s net interest income for the second quarter of 2020 was $16.3 million, an increase of $2.2 million, or 15.3%, compared to $14.2 million in the second quarter of 2019. This increase was driven by a $1.5 million, or 7.3%, increase in interest and dividend income, along with a $665,000 decrease in total interest expense.

The increase in interest income was primarily a result of a $377.0 million increase in average loans compared with the second quarter of 2019. The reduction in interest expense was a result of a 48-basis point reduction for the average rates paid on interest bearing liabilities. Six-month 2020 net interest income totaled $32.2 million, an increase of $4.0 million or 14.2%, compared to $28.2 million for 2019. The increase in the 2020 year to date net interest income was also driven by strong growth in average loans, which increased by $321.3 million, or 21.4%, from the prior year period.

The second quarter 2020 tax equivalent net interest margin was 3.07%, a decrease of 30 basis points compared to the prior year quarter and a decrease of 23 basis points compared to the linked first quarter of 2020. The decrease compared to second quarter 2019 was primarily the result of a 74-basis point reduction in the average rate for interest-earning assets. The 74 basis point reduction was primarily the result of the 75 basis point decrease in the targeted federal funds rate during the second half of 2019 and the 150 basis point reduction in March of 2020. The decrease was also impacted by the yield on PPP loans which reduced the average rate on interest earning assets by approximately 7 basis points during the quarter ended June 30, 2020. The lower interest rates for interest-earning assets was partially offset by a 48-basis point reduction in the average cost of interest-bearing deposits, reflecting the repricing of time deposits lower, as well as lower interest rates for money markets and interest bearing demand deposits. 

The tax equivalent net interest margin for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was 3.18%, a decrease of 23 basis points compared to the same period in 2019. The decrease in the six-month net interest margin was also a result of lower average interest rates for interest-earning assets, which declined by 51 basis points. The reduction in the rate for interest-earning assets was partially mitigated by a 30-basis point reduction in the cost of total interest-bearing liabilities, primarily interest bearing deposits.

The provision for loan losses for the second quarter of 2020 was $3.0 million, an increase of $1.3 million compared to $1.7 million in the second quarter of 2019. The increase in the provision compared to second quarter 2019, is primarily attributable to uncertainty in relation to potential credit losses due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The provision for loan losses for the first six months of 2020 totaled $5.9 million compared to $2.1 million for the same period in 2019. The increase in the six-month provision for loan losses was primarily a result of the same factors as discussed for the three-month period.

Second quarter 2020 non-interest income increased by $956,000 to $1.9 million, compared to $924,000 in second quarter 2019, primarily the result of a $500,000 increase in loan fees, primarily loan swap fees, and a $318,000 increase in income from bank owned life insurance compared to the second quarter of 2019. Non-interest income totaled $3.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 compared to $1.6 million for the same period in 2019. This increase in non-interest income for the first six months of 2020, was primarily a result of the same sources of revenue described for the three-month period.

Non-interest expense for second quarter 2020 totaled $9.8 million, an increase of $640,000, compared to $9.1 million for the prior year quarter. The higher non-interest expense compared to second quarter 2019 was primarily a result of increased occupancy and equipment expense related to the addition of the Grand Bank locations as well as increased costs associated with repairs, maintenance and cleaning throughout the Bank’s facilities, higher other professional fees due, in part, to consultants used to assist the Bank’s PPP lending activity and increased salaries and employee benefits expense, also related to the Grand Bank acquisition.

On a linked quarter basis non-interest expense decreased $148,000 to $9.8 million for second quarter 2020 compared to $9.9 million for the linked first quarter of 2020. The lower non-interest expense compared to the linked first quarter of 2020, was primarily a result of reduced data processing costs reflecting completion of integration activities for the Grand Bank locations, which ended the need to retain the services of Grand Bank’s prior data processing vendor as well as other cost saving initiatives that began in the second quarter of 2020. 

Non-interest expense for the first six months of 2020 totaled $19.7 million, an increase of $1.6 million, or 8.6%, compared to $18.1 million for the same period in 2019. The increase was primarily a result of increased salaries and employee benefits, higher occupancy and equipment expense, as well as increased other expense, legal fees, other professional fees and regulatory fees. Increases to the prior expense categories were partially offset by reduced merger-related expenses, marketing and advertising, and travel and entertainment costs.

Pre-provision net revenueii for the second quarter of 2020 was $8.4 million, an increase of $2.3 million, or 39.0%, compared to $6.1 million for the second quarter of 2019, and up $1.2 million, or 17.7%, compared to $7.2 million in the linked first quarter of 2020.

Income tax expense for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was $1.3 million, with an effective tax rate of 24.7% compared to $1.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019, with an effective tax rate of 33.0%, and $1.0 million for the linked first quarter of 2020, with an effective tax rate of 23.7%. Income tax expense for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $2.4 million, with an effective tax rate of 24.2% compared to $2.5 million for the first six months of 2019, with an effective tax rate of 25.8%.  The Company expects an effective tax rate in a range of 24% to 25% for the remainder of 2020.

Balance Sheet

Total assets at June 30, 2020 were $2.30 billion, an increase of $469.9 million, or 25.7%, compared to $1.83 billion at June 30, 2019, and an increase of $289.0 million, or 14.4%, from December 31, 2019. Total loans were $1.96 billion at June 30, 2020, an increase of $406.5 million, or 26.2%, compared to $1.55 billion at June 30, 2019, and an increase of $231.4 million, or 13.4%, from the 2019 year end. Total loans as of June 30, 2020 increased $196.6 million from $1.76 billion at the end of the linked first quarter of 2020. The growth during the second quarter 2020 was mainly derived from commercial and industrial loans originated as a result of funding available through the PPP.

Total deposits were $1.92 billion at June 30, 2020, an increase of $479.8 million, or 33.2%, compared to $1.44 billion at June 30, 2019, and an increase of $282.4 million, 17.2%, from December 31, 2019. Non-interest-bearing deposits totaled $459.1 million at June 30, 2020, an increase of $167.2 million, or 57.3%, from March 31, 2020, reflective of continued growth in commercial deposits primarily related to PPP loan program.

On May 29, 2020, First Bank entered into a Subordinated Note Purchase Agreement with certain institutional accredited investors pursuant to which the Bank sold and issued $30.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.50% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due June 1, 2030. The Notes qualify as Tier 2 capital for regulatory capital purposes.  The Bank utilized the net proceeds of the offering of $29.5 million to redeem their outstanding $22.0 million subordinated notes on June 30, 2020, and will use the remainder of the net proceeds for general corporate purposes.

Stockholders’ equity was $226.4 million at June 30, 2020 and on December 31, 2019. Stockholder’s equity at June 30, 2020 reflects treasury stock purchases of $7.9 million and $1.2 million in cash dividends during the first six months of 2020 offset by net income of $7.4 million, stock option exercises and an increase in accumulated other comprehensive income of $836,000.   

As of June 30, 2020, the Bank continued to exceed all regulatory capital requirements to be considered well capitalized, with a Tier 1 Leverage ratio of 9.26%, a Tier 1 Risk-Based capital ratio of 10.37%, a Common Equity Tier 1 Capital ratio of 10.37%, and a Total Risk-Based capital ratio of 12.93%.

Asset Quality

First Bank’s asset quality metrics have remained relatively stable and favorable during the past 12 months. Net charge-offs were $1.0 million for the second quarter of 2020, compared to net charge-offs of $481,000 for the second quarter of 2019 and net charge-offs of $699,000 for the first quarter of 2020. Net charge-offs as an annualized percentage of average loans were 0.21% in second quarter 2020, compared to 0.13% in second quarter 2019 and 0.16% in the linked first quarter 2020. Nonperforming loans as a percentage of total loans at June 30, 2020 were 0.72%, compared with 0.94% on June 30, 2019 and 0.79% at March 31, 2020. Nonperforming loans were $14.1 million at June 30, 2020, down from $14.6 million on June 30, 2019, and up slightly from $13.8 million on March 31, 2020. The allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans was 152.25% at June 30, 2020, compared with 115.13% at the end of second quarter 2019 and 141.00% at March 31, 2020.

COVID-19 Response

First Bank participated in the PPP, established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities Act (CARES Act), during the second quarter of 2020.  PPP is a specialized low-interest loan program funded by the U.S. Treasury Department and administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The PPP provides borrower guarantees for lenders, as well as loan forgiveness incentives for borrowers that utilize the loan proceeds to cover compensation-related business operating costs.  As of July 15, 2020, First Bank has submitted and received approval from the SBA for 1,151 PPP loans totaling approximately $190.9 million. First Bank realized gross fees of $6.9 million from the SBA from the origination of these loans. These fees, net of the associated direct origination costs of approximately $519,000, are being amortized through interest income over the life of the PPP loans.

First Bank continues to monitor and analyze its COVID-19 related financial hardship payment deferrals (COVID-19 deferrals) based on asset class and borrower type.  Through July 15, 2020, the Bank granted COVID-19 deferrals, primarily for 90 days, for a total of 616 loans representing approximately $430.7 million of existing loan balances. As of July 15, 2020, 291 loans totaling $180.4 million of these deferred loans have already come due for their first payment since their 90 day deferral was put in place.  Out of the 291 loans, 260 loans or $144.6 million have made a payment and the Bank anticipates regular payments will continue on these loans. The Bank is working with the remainder of these customers and expects the majority will also get back on track with normal payments or will take an additional 90 day deferral. Early results are positive with 79% of COVID-19 deferrals that came due by July 15, 2020 now paying as agreed. While these trends are positive, future results will be dependent on the pandemic and its impact on the local business conditions in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  

First Bank has focused on proactively working with its borrowers in the industries hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. First Bank’s hospitality and restaurant loan portfolio totaled $160.9 million at June 30, 2020 or 8.23% of total loans. Hospitality loans totaling $59.0 million have received a COVID-19 related deferral out of a total of $74.9 million total loans, or 79%. Of these COVID-19 deferred loans, as of July 15, 2020, loans totaling $20.0 million have already come due for their first payment since their 90 day deferral was put in place.  Of the $20.0 million in loans, $7.7 million have made a payment and the Bank anticipates regular payments will continue on these loans. The Bank is in discussions with the remainder of these early deferrals about either additional deferral time, return to partial payment, or return to full repayment.  Restaurant loans totaling $46.0 million have received a COVID-19 related deferral out of a total of $86.0 million total loans or 53%. Of these COVID-19 deferred loans, as of July 15, 2020, loans totaling $29.7 million have already come due for their first payment since their 90 day deferral was put in place.  Of the $29.7 million, $29.2 million have made a payment and the Bank anticipates regular payments will continue on these loans.

Requests for deferrals have significantly decreased with only approximately $4.0 million of the $430.7 million in total deferrals occurring in the first 15 days of July.  As of the July 15, 2020 date, the portfolio of deferred loans was $286.2 million, a reduction of $144.5 million, or 34%, compared to the peak deferral portfolio of $430.7 million.  If the remainder of the deferrals behave in a similar way to the initial 42% that reached the end of their 90-day deferral period by July 15, 2020, the entire deferral portfolio would be $89.3 million, or 4.6% of total loans as of June 30, 2020.  

Consistent with industry regulatory guidance, borrowers that were otherwise current on loan payments that were granted COVID-19 related financial hardship payment deferrals will continue to be reported as current loans throughout the agreed upon deferral period, will continue to accrue interest and will not be required to be accounted for as a troubled debt restructuring. This will also apply to borrowers that request a second 90 day deferral request.  

Cash Dividend Declared

On July 21, 2020, First Bank’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.03 per share to common stockholders of record at the close of business on August 7, 2020, payable on August 21, 2020.

Share Repurchase Program

On October 23, 2019, First Bank announced that the Board of Directors authorized, and the Bank had received regulatory approval for, the repurchase of up to 1.0 million shares of First Bank common stock in the open market. The Bank repurchased 1.0 million shares of common stock during the first six months of 2020 for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $7.9 million. The Company currently has no plans to expand its authorization to repurchase shares of its common stock.

Conference Call

First Bank will host its earnings call on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM eastern time.  The direct dial toll free number for the call is 1-844-825-9784.  For those unable to participate in the call, a replay will be available by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (access code 10145757) from one hour after the end of the conference call until October 28, 2020.  Replay information will also be available on First Bank’s website at www.firstbanknj.com under the “About Us” tab.  Click on “Investor Relations” to access the replay of the conference call.

About First Bank

First Bank is a New Jersey state-chartered bank with 18 full-service branches in Cinnaminson, Cranbury, Delanco, Denville, Ewing, Flemington, Hamilton, Hamilton Square, Lawrence, Mercerville, Pennington, Randolph, Somerset and Williamstown, New Jersey; and Doylestown, Trevose, Warminster and West Chester, Pennsylvania. With $2.3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2020, First Bank offers a full range of deposit and loan products to individuals and businesses throughout the New York City to Philadelphia corridor. First Bank's common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “FRBA”.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, either express or implied, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements include information regarding First Bank’s future financial performance, business and growth strategy, projected plans and objectives, and related transactions, integration of acquired businesses, ability to recognize anticipated operational efficiencies, and other projections based on macroeconomic and industry trends, which are inherently unreliable due to the multiple factors that impact economic trends, and any such variations may be material.  Such forward-looking statements are based on various facts and derived utilizing important assumptions, current expectations, estimates and projections about First Bank, any of which may change over time and some of which may be beyond First Bank’s control. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “projects,” “estimates,” “plans” and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,” “would,” “may” and “could” are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts, although not all forward-looking statements include the foregoing. Further, certain factors that could affect our future results and cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: whether First Bank can: successfully implement its growth strategy, including identifying acquisition targets and consummating suitable acquisitions; continue to sustain its internal growth rate; provide competitive products and services that appeal to its customers and target markets; difficult market conditions and unfavorable economic trends in the United States generally, and particularly in the market areas in which First Bank operates and in which its loans are concentrated, including the effects of declines in housing markets; the impact of disease pandemics, such as the novel strain of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on First Bank, its operations and its customers and employees; an increase in unemployment levels and slowdowns in economic growth; First Bank's level of nonperforming assets and the costs associated with resolving any problem loans including litigation and other costs; changes in market interest rates may increase funding costs and reduce earning asset yields thus reducing margin; the impact of changes in interest rates and the credit quality and strength of underlying collateral and the effect of such changes on the market value of First Bank's investment securities portfolio; the extensive federal and state regulation, supervision and examination governing almost every aspect of First Bank's operations including changes in regulations affecting financial institutions, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the rules and regulations being issued in accordance with this statute and potential expenses associated with complying with such regulations; uncertainties in tax estimates and valuations, including due to changes in state and federal tax law; First Bank's ability to comply with applicable capital and liquidity requirements, including First Bank’s ability to generate liquidity internally or raise capital on favorable terms, including continued access to the debt and equity capital markets; possible changes in trade, monetary and fiscal policies, laws and regulations and other activities of governments, agencies, and similar organizations. For discussion of these and other risks that may cause actual results to differ from expectations, please refer to “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in First Bank’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and any updates to those risk factors set forth in First Bank’s joint proxy statement, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K. If one or more events related to these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if First Bank’s underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from what First Bank anticipates. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and First Bank does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. All forward-looking statements, expressed or implied, included in this communication are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. This cautionary statement should also be considered in connection with any subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements that First Bank or persons acting on First Bank’s behalf may issue.

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i The efficiency ratio is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure and is calculated by dividing non-interest expense less merger-related expenses by adjusted total revenue (net interest income plus non-interest income).  For a reconciliation of this non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, along with the other non-U.S. GAAP financial measures in this press release, to their comparable U.S. GAAP measures, see the financial reconciliations at the end of this press release.

ii Pre-provision net revenue is a non-U.S. GAAP financial measure and is calculated by adding net interest income and non-interest income and subtracting non-interest expense adjusted by certain non-recurring items.  For a reconciliation of this non-U.S. GAAP financial measure, along with the other non-U.S. GAAP financial measures in this press release, to their comparable U.S. GAAP measures, see the financial reconciliations at the end of this press release.

CONTACT:  Patrick L. Ryan, President and CEO
(609) 643-0168, patrick.ryan@firstbanknj.com

FIRST BANK AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
(in thousands, except for share data)
 
       
  June 30, 2020
(unaudited)
  December 31, 2019
Assets      
Cash and due from banks $ 24,434     $ 16,751
Federal funds sold   -       40,000
Interest bearing deposits with banks   99,723       25,041
Cash and cash equivalents   124,157       81,792
Interest bearing time deposits with banks   7,160       6,087
Investment securities available for sale   66,757       47,462
Investment securities held to maturity (fair value of $43,790 at June 30, 2020 and $47,100 at December 31, 2019)   43,013       46,612
Restricted investment in bank stocks   6,585       6,652
Other investments   6,469       6,388
Loans, net of deferred fees and costs   1,955,007       1,723,574
Less: Allowance for loan losses   21,441       17,245
Net loans   1,933,566       1,706,329
Premises and equipment, net   11,320       11,881
Other real estate owned, net   1,142       1,363
Accrued interest receivable   8,656       4,810
Bank-owned life insurance   49,677       49,580
Goodwill   16,253       16,253
Other intangible assets, net   1,939       2,083
Deferred income taxes   10,088       10,400
Other assets   13,812       13,895
Total assets $ 2,300,594     $ 2,011,587
       
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity      
Liabilities:      
Non-interest bearing deposits $ 459,123     $ 275,778
Interest bearing deposits   1,464,143       1,365,089
Total deposits   1,923,266       1,640,867
Borrowings   104,897       105,476
Subordinated debentures   29,475       21,964
Accrued interest payable   790       1,076
Other liabilities   15,716       15,811
Total liabilities   2,074,144       1,785,194
Stockholders' Equity:      
Preferred stock, par value $2 per share; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding   -       -
Common stock, par value $5 per share; 40,000,000 shares authorized; 20,629,892 shares issued and 19,629,892 shares outstanding at June 30, 2020 and 20,458,665 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2019   102,573       101,887
Additional paid-in capital   78,384       78,112
Retained earnings   52,514       46,367
Accumulated other comprehensive income   863       27
Treasury stock, 1,000,000 shares at June 30, 2020   (7,884 )     -
Total stockholders' equity   226,450       226,393
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 2,300,594     $ 2,011,587
       



FIRST BANK AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME  
(in thousands, except for share data, unaudited)  
   
                 
  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended  
  June 30,   June 30,  
  2020   2019   2020   2019  
Interest and Dividend Income                
Investment securities—taxable $ 612   $ 527   $ 1,162   $ 1,078  
Investment securities—tax-exempt   76     91     154     189  
Interest bearing deposits with banks,                
Federal funds sold and other   203     450     626     976  
Loans, including fees   21,088     19,412     42,251     38,080  
Total interest and dividend income   21,979     20,480     44,193     40,323  
                 
Interest Expense                
Deposits   4,565     5,282     9,951     10,228  
Borrowings   550     636     1,109     1,100  
Subordinated debentures   536     398     934     796  
Total interest expense   5,651     6,316     11,994     12,124  
Net interest income   16,328     14,164     32,199     28,199  
Provision for loan losses   2,977     1,721     5,909     2,086  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses   13,351     12,443     26,290     26,113  
                 
Non-Interest Income                
Service fees on deposit accounts   116     116     287     208  
Loan fees   649     149     934     179  
Income from bank-owned life insurance   592     274     936     541  
Gains on sale of loans   38     55     117     55  
Gains on recovery of acquired loans   293     187     474     322  
Other non-interest income   192     143     346     292  
Total non-interest income   1,880     924     3,094     1,597  
                 
Non-Interest Expense                
Salaries and employee benefits   5,308     5,137     10,692     10,217  
Occupancy and equipment   1,548     1,283     2,964     2,644  
Legal fees   235     127     455     239  
Other professional fees   569     360     1,025     787  
Regulatory fees   277     177     510     294  
Directors' fees   215     194     430     394  
Data processing   430     451     994     882  
Marketing and advertising   81     225     225     450  
Travel and entertainment   13     135     114     246  
Insurance   122     97     318     184  
Other real estate owned expense, net   94     44     211     113  
Merger-related expenses   -     110     -     228  
Other expense   875     787     1,744     1,449  
Total non-interest expense   9,767     9,127     19,682     18,127  
Income Before Income Taxes   5,464     4,240     9,702     9,583  
Income tax expense   1,347     1,400     2,352     2,473  
Net Income $ 4,117   $ 2,840   $ 7,350   $ 7,110  
                 
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.21   $ 0.15   $ 0.37   $ 0.38  
Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.21   $ 0.15   $ 0.36   $ 0.38  
Cash dividends per common share $ 0.03   $ 0.03   $ 0.03   $ 0.06  
                 
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding   19,651,675     18,670,010     19,984,351     18,653,533  
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding   19,744,571     18,954,171     20,165,724     18,950,589  
                 


FIRST BANK AND SUBSIDIARIES
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS WITH INTEREST AND AVERAGE RATES
(dollars in thousands, unaudited)
                       
                       
  Three Months Ended June 30,
  2020   2019
  Average       Average
  Average       Average
  Balance   Interest   Rate (5)   Balance   Interest   Rate (5)
Interest earning assets                      
Investment securities (1) (2) $ 105,248     $ 704     2.69 %   $ 94,021     $ 637     2.72 %
Loans (3)   1,905,227       21,088     4.45 %     1,528,231       19,412     5.09 %
Interest bearing deposits with banks,                      
Federal funds sold and other   120,343       73     0.24 %     52,338       318     2.44 %
Restricted investment in bank stocks   6,584       92     5.62 %     6,899       86     5.00 %
Other investments   6,457       38     2.37 %     6,278       46     2.94 %
Total interest earning assets (2)   2,143,859       21,995     4.13 %     1,687,767       20,499     4.87 %
Allowance for loan losses   (20,000 )             (15,848 )        
Non-interest earning assets   127,537               110,913          
Total assets $ 2,251,396             $ 1,782,832          
                       
Interest bearing liabilities                      
Interest bearing demand deposits $ 164,325     $ 131     0.32 %   $ 144,699     $ 256     0.71 %
Money market deposits   531,535       1,138     0.86 %     346,277       1,419     1.64 %
Savings deposits   135,805       268     0.79 %     75,039       135     0.72 %
Time deposits   634,281       3,028     1.92 %     629,054       3,472     2.21 %
Total interest bearing deposits   1,465,946       4,565     1.25 %     1,195,069       5,282     1.77 %
Borrowings   104,109       550     2.12 %     115,685       636     2.21 %
Subordinated debentures   32,515       536     6.59 %     21,893       398     7.27 %
Total interest bearing liabilities   1,602,570       5,651     1.42 %     1,332,647       6,316     1.90 %
Non-interest bearing deposits   406,498               232,444          
Other liabilities   16,423               15,945          
Stockholders' equity   225,905               201,796          
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 2,251,396             $ 1,782,832          
Net interest income/interest rate spread (2)       16,344     2.71 %         14,183     2.97 %
Net interest margin (2) (4)         3.07 %           3.37 %
Tax equivalent adjustment (2)       (16 )             (19 )    
Net interest income     $ 16,328             $ 14,164      
                       
(1) Average balance of investment securities available for sale is based on amortized cost.            
(2) Interest and average rates are tax equivalent using a federal income tax rate of 21%.            
(3) Average balances of loans include loans on nonaccrual status.                    
(4) Net interest income divided by average total interest earning assets.                
(5) Annualized.                      
                       


FIRST BANK AND SUBSIDIARIES
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS WITH INTEREST AND AVERAGE RATES
(dollars in thousands, unaudited)
                       
                       
  Six Months Ended June 30,
  2020   2019
  Average       Average
  Average       Average
  Balance   Interest   Rate (5)   Balance   Interest   Rate (5)
Interest earning assets                      
Investment securities (1) (2) $ 98,553     $ 1,348     2.75 %   $ 96,604     $ 1,307     2.73 %
Loans (3)   1,824,020       42,251     4.66 %     1,502,766       38,080     5.11 %
Interest bearing deposits with banks,                      
Federal funds sold and other   105,815       343     0.65 %     58,219       694     2.40 %
Restricted investment in bank stocks   6,549       202     6.20 %     6,328       193     6.15 %
Other investments   6,438       81     2.53 %     6,255       89     2.87 %
Total interest earning assets (2)   2,041,375       44,225     4.36 %     1,670,172       40,363     4.87 %
Allowance for loan losses   (18,761 )             (15,676 )        
Non-interest earning assets   127,698               110,719          
Total assets $ 2,150,312             $ 1,765,215          
                       
Interest bearing liabilities                      
Interest bearing demand deposits $ 162,643     $ 293     0.36 %   $ 149,617     $ 518     0.70 %
Money market deposits   487,550       2,628     1.08 %     337,319       2,708     1.62 %
Savings deposits   131,215       590     0.90 %     79,552       270     0.68 %
Time deposits   647,024       6,440     2.00 %     630,900       6,732     2.15 %
Total interest bearing deposits   1,428,432       9,951     1.40 %     1,197,388       10,228     1.72 %
Borrowings   103,269       1,109     2.16 %     104,000       1,100     2.13 %
Subordinated debentures   27,244       934     6.86 %     21,879       796     7.28 %
Total interest bearing liabilities   1,558,945       11,994     1.55 %     1,323,267       12,124     1.85 %
Non-interest bearing deposits   347,539               225,854          
Other liabilities   16,641               16,652          
Stockholders' equity   227,187               199,442          
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 2,150,312             $ 1,765,215          
Net interest income/interest rate spread (2)       32,231     2.81 %         28,239     3.02 %
Net interest margin (2) (4)         3.18 %           3.41 %
Tax equivalent adjustment (2)       (32 )             (40 )    
Net interest income     $ 32,199             $ 28,199      
                       
(1) Average balances of investment securities available for sale are based on amortized cost.            
(2) Interest and average rates are tax equivalent using a federal income tax rate of 21%.            
(3) Average balances of loans include loans on nonaccrual status.                    
(4) Net interest income divided by average total interest earning assets.                
(5) Annualized.                      
                       


FIRST BANK AND SUBSIDIARIES
QUARTERLY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
(in thousands, except for share and employee data, unaudited)
                     
    As of or For the Quarter Ended
    6/30/2020   3/31/2020   12/31/2019   9/30/2019 (1)   6/30/2019
EARNINGS                    
Net interest income   $ 16,328     $ 15,871     $ 16,191     $ 13,976     $ 14,164  
Provision for loan losses     2,977       2,932       340       1,558       1,721  
Non-interest income     1,880       1,214       1,493       905       924  
Non-interest expense     9,767       9,915       9,309       11,928       9,127  
Income tax expense     1,347       1,005       2,789       306       1,400  
Net income     4,117       3,233       5,246       1,089       2,840  
                     
PERFORMANCE RATIOS                    
Return on average assets (2)     0.74 %     0.63 %     1.02 %     0.23 %     0.64 %
Adjusted return on average assets (2) (3)     0.74 %     0.63 %     1.16 %     0.81 %     0.66 %
Return on average equity (2)     7.33 %     5.69 %     9.24 %     2.11 %     5.64 %
Adjusted return on average equity (2) (3)     7.33 %     5.69 %     10.53 %     7.34 %     5.82 %
Return on average tangible equity (2) (3)     7.97 %     6.19 %     10.06 %     2.31 %     6.11 %
Adjusted return on average tangible equity (2) (3)   7.97 %     6.19 %     11.46 %     8.02 %     6.37 %
Net interest margin (2) (4)     3.07 %     3.30 %     3.34 %     3.15 %     3.37 %
Efficiency ratio (3)     53.64 %     58.03 %     52.64 %     57.19 %     59.76 %
Pre-provision net revenue (3)   $ 8,441     $ 7,170     $ 8,375     $ 6,371     $ 6,071  
                     
SHARE DATA                    
Common shares outstanding     19,629,892       20,141,204       20,458,665       20,460,078       18,757,965  
Basic earnings per share   $ 0.21     $ 0.16     $ 0.26     $ 0.06     $ 0.15  
Diluted earnings per share     0.21       0.16       0.25       0.06       0.15  
Adjusted diluted earnings per share (3)     0.21       0.16       0.29       0.20       0.15  
Tangible book value per share (3)     10.61       10.33       10.17       9.92       9.85  
Book value per share     11.54       11.23       11.07       10.83       10.78  
                     
MARKET DATA                    
Market value per share   $ 6.52     $ 6.94     $ 11.05     $ 10.83     $ 11.74  
Market value / Tangible book value     61.46 %     67.20 %     108.66 %     109.59 %     119.14 %
Market capitalization   $ 127,987     $ 139,780     $ 226,068     $ 221,583     $ 220,219  
                     
CAPITAL & LIQUIDITY                    
Tangible stockholders' equity / tangible assets (3)   9.12 %     10.03 %     10.44 %     10.02 %     10.19 %
Stockholders' equity / assets     9.84 %     10.81 %     11.25 %     10.83 %     11.05 %
Loans / deposits     101.65 %     101.90 %     105.04 %     105.52 %     107.28 %
                     
ASSET QUALITY                    
Net charge-offs   $ 1,013     $ 699     $ 325     $ 1,084     $ 481  
Nonperforming loans     14,083       13,814       22,746       15,841       14,554  
Nonperforming assets     15,225       14,975       24,108       17,705       15,330  
Net charge offs / average loans (2)     0.21 %     0.16 %     0.07 %     0.28 %     0.13 %
Nonperforming loans / total loans     0.72 %     0.79 %     1.32 %     0.91 %     0.94 %
Nonperforming assets / total assets     0.66 %     0.72 %     1.20 %     0.87 %     0.84 %
Allowance for loan losses / total loans     1.10 %     1.11 %     1.00 %     0.99 %     1.08 %
Allowance for loan losses / nonperforming loans   152.25 %     141.00 %     75.82 %     108.77 %     115.13 %
                     
OTHER DATA                    
Total assets   $ 2,300,594     $ 2,092,444     $ 2,011,587     $ 2,044,938     $ 1,830,695  
Total loans     1,955,007       1,758,364       1,723,574       1,743,897       1,548,540  
Total deposits     1,923,266       1,725,547       1,640,867       1,652,608       1,443,497  
Total stockholders' equity     226,450       226,259       226,393       221,510       202,242  
Number of full-time equivalent employees (5)     209       208       216       216       195  
                     
(1) Includes effects of Grand Bank merger effective September 30, 2019.                
(2) Annualized.                    
(3) Non-U.S. GAAP financial measure that we believe provides management and investors with information that is useful in understanding our financial performance and condition. See accompanying table, "Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures", for calculation and reconciliation.
(4) Tax equivalent using a federal income tax rate of 21%.                  
(5) Includes 4 and 15 full-time equivalent seasonal interns as of June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.        
                     
                     
                     


FIRST BANK AND SUBSIDIARIES
QUARTERLY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
(dollars in thousands, unaudited)
                     
    As of the Quarter Ended
    6/30/2020   3/31/2020   12/31/2019   9/30/2019 (1)   6/30/2019
LOAN COMPOSITION                    
Commercial and industrial   $ 428,494     $ 247,654     $ 239,090     $ 236,932     $ 219,930  
Commercial real estate:                    
Owner-occupied     392,096       387,217       395,995       405,485       370,498  
Investor     689,891       678,568       673,300       685,006       619,174  
Construction and development     131,791       124,496       105,709       113,281       93,916  
Multi-family     132,942       131,566       119,005       103,858       88,801  
Total commercial real estate     1,346,720       1,321,847       1,294,009       1,307,630       1,172,389  
Residential real estate:                    
Residential mortgage and first lien home equity loans     117,796       118,020       123,917       127,337       92,760  
Home equity–second lien loans and revolving lines of credit     29,371       33,764       32,555       35,264       26,695  
Total residential real estate     147,167       151,784       156,472       162,601       119,455  
Consumer and other     40,230       38,902       35,810       38,584       38,529  
Total loans prior to deferred loan fees and costs     1,962,611       1,760,187       1,725,381       1,745,747       1,550,303  
Net deferred loan fees and costs     (7,604 )     (1,823 )     (1,807 )     (1,850 )     (1,763 )
Total loans   $ 1,955,007     $ 1,758,364     $ 1,723,574     $ 1,743,897     $ 1,548,540  
                     
LOAN MIX                    
Commercial and industrial     21.9 %     14.1 %     13.9 %     13.6 %     14.2 %
Commercial real estate:                    
Owner-occupied     20.1 %     22.0 %     23.0 %     23.3 %     23.9 %
Investor     35.3 %     38.6 %     39.1 %     39.3 %     40.0 %
Construction and development     6.7 %     7.1 %     6.1 %     6.5 %     6.1 %
Multi-family     6.8 %     7.5 %     6.9 %     6.0 %     5.7 %
Total commercial real estate     68.9 %     75.2 %     75.1 %     75.0 %     75.7 %
Residential real estate:                    
Residential mortgage and first lien home equity loans     6.0 %     6.7 %     7.2 %     7.3 %     6.0 %
Home equity–second lien loans and revolving lines of credit     1.5 %     1.9 %     1.9 %     2.0 %     1.7 %
Total residential real estate     7.5 %     8.6 %     9.1 %     9.3 %     7.7 %
Consumer and other     2.1 %     2.2 %     2.0 %     2.2 %     2.5 %
Net deferred loan fees and costs     (0.4 %)     (0.1 %)     (0.1 %)     (0.1 %)     (0.1 %)
Total loans     100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %     100.0 %
                     
(1) Includes effects of Grand Bank merger effective September 30, 2019.                
                     


FIRST BANK AND SUBSIDIARIES
NON-U.S. GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(in thousands, except for share data, unaudited)
                   
  As of or For the Quarter Ended
  6/30/2020   3/31/2020   12/31/2019   9/30/2019 (1)   6/30/2019
Return on Average Tangible Equity                  
Net income (numerator) $ 4,117     $ 3,233     $ 5,246     $ 1,089     $ 2,840  
                   
Average stockholders' equity $ 225,905     $ 228,471     $ 225,200     $ 204,759     $ 201,796  
Less: Average Goodwill and other intangible assets, net   18,236       18,309       18,377       17,412       17,450  
Average Tangible stockholders' equity (denominator) $ 207,669     $ 210,162     $ 206,823     $ 187,347     $ 184,346  
                   
Return on Average Tangible equity   7.97 %     6.19 %     10.06 %     2.31 %     6.11 %
                   
Tangible Book Value Per Share                  
Stockholders' equity $ 226,450     $ 226,259     $ 226,393     $ 221,510     $ 202,242  
Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets, net   18,192       18,245       18,336       18,485       17,406  
Tangible stockholders' equity (numerator) $ 208,258     $ 208,014     $ 208,057     $ 203,025     $ 184,836  
                   
Common shares outstanding (denominator)   19,629,892       20,141,204       20,458,665       20,460,078       18,757,965  
                   
Tangible book value per share $ 10.61     $ 10.33     $ 10.17     $ 9.92     $ 9.85  
                   
                   
Tangible Equity / Assets                  
Stockholders' equity $ 226,450     $ 226,259     $ 226,393     $ 221,510     $ 202,242  
Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets, net   18,192       18,245       18,336       18,485       17,406  
Tangible equity (numerator) $ 208,258     $ 208,014     $ 208,057     $ 203,025     $ 184,836  
                   
Total assets $ 2,300,594     $ 2,092,444     $ 2,011,587     $ 2,044,938     $ 1,830,695  
Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets, net   18,192       18,245       18,336       18,485       17,406  
Adjusted total assets (denominator) $ 2,282,402     $ 2,074,199     $ 1,993,251     $ 2,026,453     $ 1,813,289  
                   
Tangible equity / assets   9.12 %     10.03 %     10.44 %     10.02 %     10.19 %
                   
                   
Efficiency Ratio (2)                  
Non-interest expense $ 9,767     $ 9,915     $ 9,309     $ 11,928     $ 9,127  
Less: Merger-related expenses   -       -       -       3,418       110  
Adjusted non-interest expense (numerator) $ 9,767     $ 9,915     $ 9,309     $ 8,510     $ 9,017  
                   
Net interest income $ 16,328     $ 15,871     $ 16,191     $ 13,976     $ 14,164  
Non-interest income   1,880       1,214       1,493       905       924  
Total revenue   18,208       17,085       17,684       14,881       15,088  
Adjusted total revenue (denominator) $ 18,208     $ 17,085     $ 17,684     $ 14,881     $ 15,088  
                   
Efficiency ratio   53.64 %     58.03 %     52.64 %     57.19 %     59.76 %
                   
                   
Pre-Provision Net Revenue (2)                  
Net interest income $ 16,328     $ 15,871     $ 16,191     $ 13,976     $ 14,164  
Non-interest income   1,880       1,214       1,493       905       924  
Less: Non-interest expense   9,767       9,915       9,309       11,928       9,127  
Add: Merger-related expenses   -       -       -       3,418       110  
Pre-provision net revenue $ 8,441     $ 7,170     $ 8,375     $ 6,371     $ 6,071  
                   
(1) Includes effects of Grand Bank merger effective September 30, 2019.                
(2) During the current quarter the efficiency ratio and pre-provision net revenue calculations were changed from the way these figures were calculated in previous periods. The prior quarter numbers have been adjusted accordingly. Gains on recovery of acquired loans are no longer removed from the revenue numbers as management has determined that these amounts have become part of our core operations and should not be removed in our adjusted totals.
 


FIRST BANK AND SUBSIDIARIES
NON-U.S. GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(dollars in thousands, except for share data, unaudited)
                   
                   
  For the Quarter Ended
  6/30/2020   3/31/2020   12/31/2019   9/30/2019 (1)   6/30/2019
                   
Adjusted diluted earnings per share,                  
Adjusted return on average assets, and                  
Adjusted return on average equity (2)                  
                   
Net income $ 4,117     $ 3,233     $ 5,246     $ 1,089     $ 2,840  
Add: Merger-related expenses (3)   -       -       -       2,700       87  
Add: Deferred Tax Asset revaluation   -       -       730       -       -  
Adjusted net income $ 4,117     $ 3,233     $ 5,976     $ 3,789     $ 2,927  
                   
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding   19,744,571       20,565,867       20,666,729       18,976,574       18,954,171  
Average assets $ 2,251,396     $ 2,049,229     $ 2,037,127     $ 1,859,818     $ 1,782,832  
Average equity $ 225,905     $ 228,471     $ 225,200     $ 204,759     $ 201,796  
Average Tangible Equity $ 207,669     $ 210,162     $ 206,823     $ 187,347     $ 184,346  
                   
Adjusted diluted earnings per share $ 0.21     $ 0.16     $ 0.29     $ 0.20     $ 0.15  
Adjusted return on average assets (4)   0.74 %     0.63 %     1.16 %     0.81 %     0.66 %
Adjusted return on average equity (4)   7.33 %     5.69 %     10.53 %     7.34 %     5.82 %
Adjusted return on average tangible equity (4)   7.97 %     6.19 %     11.46 %     8.02 %     6.37 %
                   
(1) Includes effects of Grand Bank merger effective September 30, 2019.                
(2) During the current quarter the adjusted net income calculation was changed from the way it was calculated in previous periods. The prior quarter numbers have been adjusted accordingly. Gains on recovery of acquired loans are no longer removed from adjusted net income as management has determined that these amounts have become part of our core operations and should not be removed in our adjusted totals.
(3) Items are tax-effected using a federal income tax rate of 21%.                
(4) Annualized.                  
                   

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