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Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc. Reports 3Q2023 Earnings of $0.24 Per Share Reflecting Tax Changes; Lower Future Effective Tax Rate Expected; Non-Performing Assets Decline: Net Interest Margin Expands

Company Release - 10/24/2023 4:00 PM ET

EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Oct. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CZWI), the parent company of Citizens Community Federal N.A. (the “Bank” or “CCFBank”), today reported earnings of $2.5 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.24 for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, compared to $3.2 million and $0.31 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, and $4.0 million and $0.38 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2022, respectively. For the first nine months of 2023, earnings were $9.4 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, compared to earnings of $13.1 million, or $1.24 per diluted share for the first nine months of 2022.

The Wisconsin state budget, signed by Governor Evers on July 5, 2023, provides financial institutions a tax exemption on income earned on Wisconsin commercial and agricultural loans less than $5 million retroactive to January 1, 2023. The change is expected to lower the Company’s future effective tax rate.

The Company’s third quarter 2023 operating results reflected the following changes from the second quarter of 2023: (1) a one-time $1.8 million tax expense related to a reduction in the carrying value of the net deferred tax asset due to the impact of the Wisconsin taxation change decreasing the incremental tax rate, partially offset by a $0.6 million tax benefit due to a lower tax rate; (2) higher net interest income due to the recognition of $0.4 million of interest income on the payoff of a nonaccrual loan, with positive asset repricing and higher non-interest bearing checking balances offsetting the impact of higher liability costs; (3) a negative provision for credit losses resulting from a recovery related to a nonaccrual loan payoff and two other larger loan payoffs; (4) $0.3 million lower non-interest income, primarily due to lower gains on sale of loans.

Absent the Wisconsin state tax law change, earning per share for the three-month and nine-month periods ending September 30, 2023, would have been $0.36 and $1.02, respectively.

“We continue efforts to improve franchise value notwithstanding a challenging economic climate and yield curve inversion. During the third quarter, we decreased special mention, substandard and non-performing loans. The decrease in nonperforming loans helped increase net interest income and increased the negative provision. The allowance for credit losses remained elevated at 1.59% of total loans. Operationally, we continue to control expenses to lessen the impact of net interest margin compression and its impact on our efficiency ratio,” stated Stephen Bianchi, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. “Deposits grew modestly, and loan growth was muted, reflecting other business priorities.”

Book value per share was $15.80 at September 30, 2023, compared to $15.81 at June 30, 2023, and $15.59 at September 30, 2022. Tangible book value per share (non-GAAP)1 was $12.61 at September 30, 2023, compared to $12.61 at June 30, 2023, and $12.32 at September 30, 2022. For the quarter, tangible book value was positively influenced by net income and intangible amortization, offset by higher accumulated other comprehensive loss (“AOCI”). The AOCI loss reflected the impact of higher interest rates.

September 30, 2023 Highlights: (as of or for the 3-month period ended September 30, 2023 compared to June 30, 2023 and September 30, 2022.)

  • Quarterly earnings of $2.5 million, or $0.24 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, decreased from the quarter ended June 30, 2023, earnings of $3.2 million or $0.31 per diluted share, and decreased from the quarter ended September 30, 2022, earnings of $4.0 million or $0.38 per diluted share.

  • Earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2023, were $9.4 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, which is a decrease from $13.1 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, for the same period in the prior year.

  • Net interest income increased $0.4 million to $12.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, from $11.7 million the previous quarter and decreased $2.3 million from the third quarter of 2022. The increase in net interest income from the second quarter of 2023 is due to $0.4 million recognized from a nonaccrual loan payoff, with positive asset repricing and higher non-interest-bearing checking balances offsetting higher liability costs.

  • The net interest margin without loan purchase accretion was 2.76% for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, compared to 2.69% for the previous quarter and 3.33% for the comparable quarter one year earlier. The impact of the nonaccrual loan payoff of $0.4 million was approximately 10 basis points.

  • In the third quarter, we recorded a negative provision for credit losses of $0.3 million due to net recoveries from the payoff of a nonaccrual agricultural loan and the reversal of reserves as a result of the payoff of two larger loans. The favorable impact of improved forecasted general economic conditions from the second quarter offsets the provision for loan growth. The provision was $0.5 million for the preceding quarter and $0.4 million was recorded during the third quarter a year ago.

  • The effective tax rate increased to 50.5% for the third quarter from 25.5% in the second quarter. “The increase in the tax rate is due to a Wisconsin budget signed July 5, 2023, effective January 1, 2023, which makes originated loans in Wisconsin for business purposes of up to $5.0 million non-taxable. The third quarter reflects three quarters of the benefit, retroactive to January 1, 2023, reducing income tax expense $0.6 million. This positive impact was more than offset by a one-time $1.8 million expense, related to a reduction in the carrying value of the deferred tax asset, due to the impact of the Wisconsin law decreasing the incremental tax rate. The tax rate is assumed to approximate 21% in the fourth quarter.” said Jim Broucek, Executive Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer.

  • The efficiency ratio was 67% for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, compared to 66% for the quarter ended June 30, 2023.

  • Gross loans increased by $22.6 million during the third quarter ended September 30, 2023, to $1.45 billion from $1.43 billion at June 30, 2023. Gross loans increased $35.7 million or 2.5% from December 31, 2022, and $71.5 million from September 30, 2022, or 5.2%.

  • Nonperforming assets were $15.5 million at September 30, 2023, compared to $17.4 million at June 30, 2023. The decrease is due to 1) the payoff of a nonaccrual agricultural loan; 2) payments on nonaccrual loans and 3) modest new nonaccrual additions and modest additions of ninety day plus delinquent loans still accruing.

  • Substandard loans decreased by $3.0 million to $16.2 million at September 30, 2023, compared to $19.2 million at June 30, 2023. The decrease was due to 1) the payoff of a long-term agricultural nonaccrual loan, 2) other net reductions in non-performing loans and 3) the payoff of another accruing agricultural real estate loan.

  • Our office loan portfolio is $40.9 million and consists of 74 loans. There are no criticized loans in this portfolio and there have been no charge-offs in the trailing twelve months.

  • Stockholders’ equity as a percent of total assets was 9.03% at September 30, 2023, compared to 9.05% at June 30, 2023. Tangible common equity (“TCE”) as a percent of tangible assets (non-GAAP)1 was 7.34% at September 30, 2023, compared to 7.35% at June 30, 2023. The positive impact of net income and amortization of intangibles was largely offset by an increase in the unrealized losses in the available for sale (AFS) investment portfolio.

  • At September 30, 2023, our deposit portfolio composition was 54% consumer, 29% commercial, 11% public and 6% brokered deposits compared to 54% consumer, 27% commercial, 12% public and 7% brokered deposits at June 30, 2023.

  • Uninsured and uncollateralized deposits were $277.9 million, or 19% of total deposits, at September 30, 2023, and $268.1 million, or 18% of total deposits, at June 30, 2023. Uninsured deposits alone at September 30, 2023, were $412.9 million, or 28% of total deposits, and $413.0 million, or 28% of total deposits at June 30, 2023.

  • On-balance sheet liquidity, collateralized new borrowing capacity and uncommitted federal funds borrowing availability was 221% of uninsured and uncollateralized deposits at September 30, 2023, and 228% at June 30, 2023.

  • On-balance sheet liquidity, collateralized new borrowing capacity and uncommitted federal funds borrowing availability was $604.9 million at September 30, 2023, and $611.1 million at June 30, 2023.

Balance Sheet and Asset Quality

Total assets increased modestly by $1.3 million during the quarter remaining at $1.83 billion at September 30, 2023.

Cash and cash equivalents decreased $10.4 million during the quarter to $32.5 million at September 30, 2023, partially due to a decrease in interest-bearing deposits of $5.4 million. The decrease was used to reduce FHLB advances.

Securities available for sale decreased $7.7 million during the quarter ended September 30, 2023, to $153.4 million from $161.1 million at June 30, 2023. This decrease was primarily due to principal repayments, and a decrease in the market value of the portfolio.

Securities held to maturity decreased $1.5 million to $92.3 million during the quarter ended September 30, 2023, from $93.8 million at June 30, 2023, due to principal repayments.

Gross loans increased by $22.6 million during the third quarter of 2023. The Bank grew the commercial real estate and multi-family portfolio’s $17.8 million and $11.0 million, respectively. As a result of the current interest rate environment, residential 10/1 ARM loan originations were added to the portfolio which resulted in residential mortgage loan growth of $6.2 million. Commercial and industrial loans decreased $12.7 million as commercial customers reduced amounts drawn on lines of credit.

The allowance for credit losses on loans decreased modestly by $0.2 million to $23.0 million at September 30, 2023, representing 1.59% of total loans receivable compared to 1.63% of total loans receivable at June 30, 2023. For the quarter ended September 30, 2023, the Bank had net recoveries of $161 thousand.

Allowance for Credit Losses (“ACL”) - Loans Percentage

(in thousands, except ratios)

  September 30, 2023   June 30, 2023   December 31, 2022   September 30, 2022
Loans, end of period $ 1,447,529     $ 1,424,988     $ 1,411,784     $ 1,375,876  
Allowance for credit losses - Loans $ 22,973     $ 23,164          
Allowance for loan losses “ALL”         $ 17,939     $ 17,217  
ACL - Loans as a percentage of loans, end of period   1.59 %     1.63 %        
ALL as a percentage of loans, end of period           1.27 %     1.25 %


Allowance for Credit Losses - Unfunded Commitments:

(in thousands)

In addition to the ACL - Loans, the Company has established an ACL - Unfunded Commitments of $1.571 million at September 30, 2023 and $1.544 million at June 30, 2023, classified in other liabilities on the consolidated balance sheets.

  September 30, 2023 and Three Months Ended   September 30, 2022 and Three Months Ended   September 30, 2023 and Nine Months Ended   September 30, 2022 and Nine Months Ended
ACL - Unfunded commitments - beginning of period $ 1,544   $   $   $
Cumulative effect of ASU 2016-13 adoption           1,537    
Additions (reductions) to ACL - Unfunded commitments via provision for credit losses charged to operations   27         34    
ACL - Unfunded commitments - end of period $ 1,571   $   $ 1,571   $


Nonperforming assets decreased $1.9 million to $15.5 million or 0.85% of total assets at September 30, 2023, compared to $17.4 million or 0.95% at June 30, 2023. The decrease was due to 1) the payoff of a nonaccrual agricultural loan: 2) payments on nonaccrual loans: and 3) modest new nonaccrual additions and modest additions of ninety day plus delinquent loans still accruing.

  (in thousands)
  September 30, 2023   June 30, 2023   March 31, 2023   December 31, 2022   September 30, 2022
Special mention loan balances $ 20,043   $ 20,507   $ 6,636   $ 12,170   $ 20,178
Substandard loan balances   16,171     19,203     15,439     17,319     20,227
Criticized loans, end of period $ 36,214   $ 39,710   $ 22,075   $ 29,489   $ 40,405


Special mention loans decreased $0.5 million from June 30, 2023, due to reductions with no new additions.

Substandard loans decreased by $3.0 million to $16.2 million at September 30, 2023, compared to $19.2 million at June 30, 2023. The decrease was due to 1) the payoff of a nonaccrual loan, 2) other net reductions in non-performing loans and 3) the payoff of an agricultural real estate loan.

Total deposits increased $8.6 million during the quarter ended September 30, 2023, to $1.47 billion. Commercial deposits grew $28.2 million, largely due to growth in non-interest-bearing checking and retail deposits grew $4.5 million. Brokered deposits decreased $12.1 million largely due to CD maturities not replaced due to organic deposit growth. Public deposits declined $12.1 million during the quarter ended September 30, 2023, from the previous quarter due to seasonal outflows. Deposit composition changed during the third quarter, as both business and retail depositors sought higher yields on deposit accounts.

Deposit Portfolio Composition
(in thousands)

  September 30,
2023
  June 30,
2023
  March 31,
2023
  December 31,
2022
Consumer deposits $ 794,970   $ 790,404   $ 786,614   $ 805,598
Commercial deposits   429,358     401,079     391,534     405,733
Public deposits   163,734     175,869     194,683     173,548
Brokered deposits   85,173     97,330     63,962     39,841
Total deposits $ 1,473,235   $ 1,464,682   $ 1,436,793   $ 1,424,720


Deposit Composition

(in thousands)

  September 30,
2023
  June 30,
2023
  December 31,
2022
  September 30,
2022
Non-interest bearing demand deposits $ 275,790   $ 261,876   $ 284,722   $ 285,670
Interest bearing demand deposits   336,962     358,226     371,210     394,924
Savings accounts   183,702     206,380     220,019     236,107
Money market accounts   312,689     288,934     323,435     328,544
Certificate accounts   364,092     349,266     225,334     189,123
Total deposits $ 1,473,235   $ 1,464,682   $ 1,424,720   $ 1,434,368


Federal Home Loan Bank advances decreased $8.0 million to $114.5 million at September 30, 2023, from $122.5 million one quarter earlier, as deposit growth and reductions in cash and securities more than funded loan growth, allowing advances to decrease.

The Company did not repurchase any shares of the Company’s common stock in the third quarter of 2023. As of September 30, 2023, approximately 229 thousand shares remain available for repurchase under the current share repurchase authorization.

Review of Operations

Net interest income increased to $12.1 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2023 from $11.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, and decreased from $14.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2022. The increase in net interest income in the third quarter of 2023, compared to the second quarter, is due to the recognition of $0.4 million of interest income on the payoff of a nonaccrual loan, with higher non-interest bearing deposit balances and positive asset repricing offsetting the impact of higher liability costs. From the third quarter of 2022, the decrease in net interest income is due to liability costs increasing more than asset yields.

Net interest income and net interest margin analysis:
(in thousands, except yields and rates)

  Three months ended
  September 30, 2023   June 30, 2023   March 31, 2023   December 31, 2022   September 30, 2022
  Net
Interest
Income
  Net
Interest
Margin
  Net
Interest
Income
  Net
Interest
Margin
  Net
Interest
Income
  Net
Interest
Margin
  Net
Interest
Income
  Net
Interest
Margin
  Net
Interest
Income
  Net
Interest
Margin
As reported $ 12,121     2.79 %   $ 11,686     2.72 %   $ 12,795     3.02 %   $ 14,478     3.40 %   $ 14,457     3.43 %
Less non-accretable difference realized as interest from payoff of purchased credit impaired (“PCI”) loans       %         %         %     (109 )   (0.02 )%     (34 )   (0.01 )%
Less accelerated accretion from payoff of certain PCI loans with transferred non-accretable differences       %         %         %     (32 )   (0.01 )%     (117 )   (0.06 )%
Less accretion for PCD loans   (39 )   (0.01 )%     (39 )   (0.01 )%     (37 )   (0.01 )%         %         %
Less scheduled accretion interest   (77 )   (0.02 )%     (85 )   (0.02 )%     (84 )   (0.02 )%     (169 )   (0.04 )%     (247 )   (0.03 )%
Without loan purchase accretion $ 12,005     2.76 %   $ 11,562     2.69 %   $ 12,674     2.99 %   $ 14,168     3.33 %   $ 14,059     3.33 %


The third quarter provision for credit losses was a negative $0.3 million due to net recoveries from the payoff of a nonaccrual agricultural loan and the reversal of collectively evaluated reserves on the payoff of two larger loans. The favorable impact of improved forecasted general economic conditions from the second quarter offsets the provision for loan growth. The provision was $0.45 million for the preceding quarter and $0.38 million was recorded during the third quarter a year ago.

Non-interest income decreased to $2.6 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2023, compared to $2.9 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2023, and increased from $2.5 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2022. The decrease from the second quarter of 2023 was largely due to lower gains on sale of loans as gain on sale returned to a more normal run rate in the current economic environment.

Total non-interest expense increased $0.2 million in the third quarter of 2023 to $10.0 million, compared to $9.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, and decreased from $11.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2022. Non-interest expense decreased $1.5 million for the nine-months ended September 30, 2023 compared to the comparable prior year period, largely due to (1) lower incentive compensation resulting in $0.6 million lower compensation expense, (2) reduction in amortization of intangible assets of $0.2 million and (3) new market tax credit depletion.

Provision for income taxes increased to $2.5 million in the third quarter of 2023 from $1.1 million in the second quarter of 2023 due primarily to the Wisconsin budget change making income on commercial loans under $5 million non-taxable. The lower incremental tax rate resulted in a one-time $1.8 million tax expense related to a reduction in the carrying value of the deferred tax asset, recorded in the third quarter of 2023. The tax benefit of this lower tax rate was $0.6 million and reflects three quarters of benefit due to this lower tax rate. The effective tax rate was 50.5 % for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, 25.5% for the quarter ended June 30, 2023 and 24.3% for the quarter ended September 30, 2022. Effective January 1, 2023, the Company early adopted ASU 2023-02. This guidance results in new market tax credit depletion being reclassified from non-interest expense to tax expense and changes the amortization method to be proportional to the tax credit realized. As a result, retained earnings increased $130 thousand, effective January 1, 2023, and non-interest expense decreased by $163 thousand from the prior year third quarter result.

These financial results are preliminary until Form 10-Q is filed in November 2023.

About the Company

Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: “CZWI”) is the holding company of the Bank, a national bank based in Altoona, Wisconsin, currently serving customers primarily in Wisconsin and Minnesota through 23 branch locations. Its primary markets include the Chippewa Valley Region in Wisconsin, the Twin Cities and Mankato markets in Minnesota, and various rural communities around these areas. The Bank offers traditional community banking services to businesses, ag operators and consumers, including residential mortgage loans.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this release are considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified using forward-looking words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “expect,” “estimates,” “intend,” “may,” “on pace,” “preliminary,” “planned,” “potential,” “should,” “will,” “would” or the negative of those terms or other words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements in this release are inherently subject to many uncertainties arising in the operations and business environment of the Company and the Bank. These uncertainties include conditions in the financial markets and economic conditions generally; adverse impacts to the Company or Bank arising from the COVID-19 pandemic; acts of terrorism and political or military actions by the United States or other governments; the possibility of a deterioration in the residential real estate markets; interest rate risk; lending risk; higher lending risks associated with our commercial and agricultural banking activities; the sufficiency of accumulated credit loss allowances; changes in the fair value or ratings downgrades of our securities; competitive pressures among depository and other financial institutions; disintermediation risk; our ability to maintain our reputation; our ability to maintain or increase our market share; our ability to realize the benefits of net deferred tax assets; our inability to obtain needed liquidity; our ability to raise capital needed to fund growth or meet regulatory requirements; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; our ability to keep pace with technological change; prevalence of fraud and other financial crimes; cybersecurity risks; the possibility that our internal controls and procedures could fail or be circumvented; our ability to successfully execute our acquisition growth strategy; risks posed by acquisitions and other expansion opportunities, including difficulties and delays in integrating the acquired business operations or fully realizing the cost savings and other benefits; restrictions on our ability to pay dividends; the potential volatility of our stock price; accounting standards for credit losses; legislative or regulatory changes or actions, or significant litigation, adversely affecting the Company or Bank; public company reporting obligations; changes in federal or state tax laws; and changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines and their impact on financial performance. Stockholders, potential investors, and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Such uncertainties and other risks that may affect the Company’s performance are discussed further in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in the Company’s Form 10-K, for the year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 7, 2023 and the Company’s subsequent filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to make any revisions to the forward-looking statements contained in this news release or to update them to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

1 Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures, such as net income as adjusted, net income as adjusted per share, tangible book value, tangible book value per share, tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets and return on average tangible common equity, which management believes may be helpful in understanding the Company’s results of operations or financial position and comparing results over different periods.

Net income as adjusted and net income as adjusted per share are non-GAAP measures that eliminate the impact of certain expenses such as branch closure costs and related severance pay, accelerated depreciation expense and lease termination fees, and the gain on sale of branch deposits and fixed assets. Tangible book value, tangible book value per share, tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets and return on average tangible common equity are non-GAAP measures that eliminate the impact of goodwill and intangible assets on our financial position. Management believes these measures are useful in assessing the strength of our financial position.

Where non-GAAP financial measures are used, the comparable GAAP financial measure, as well as the reconciliation to the comparable GAAP financial measure, can be found in this press release. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for operating results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other banks and financial institutions.

Contact: Steve Bianchi, CEO
(715)-836-9994

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CITIZENS COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except shares and per share data)

  September 30, 2023
(unaudited)
  June 30, 2023
(unaudited)
  December 31, 2022
(audited)
  September 30, 2022
(unaudited)
Assets              
Cash and cash equivalents $ 32,532     $ 42,969     $ 35,363     $ 29,411  
Other interest bearing deposits               249       368  
Securities available for sale “AFS”   153,414       161,135       165,991       167,764  
Securities held to maturity “HTM”   92,336       93,800       96,379       97,610  
Equity investments   2,433       2,299       1,794       1,461  
Other investments   15,109       16,347       15,834       15,907  
Loans receivable   1,447,529       1,424,988       1,411,784       1,375,876  
Allowance for credit losses   (22,973 )     (23,164 )     (17,939 )     (17,217 )
Loans receivable, net   1,424,556       1,401,824       1,393,845       1,358,659  
Loans held for sale   2,737       2,394             666  
Mortgage servicing rights, net   3,944       4,008       4,262       4,371  
Office properties and equipment, net   19,465       19,827       20,493       21,427  
Accrued interest receivable   5,936       5,702       5,285       4,716  
Intangible assets   1,873       2,052       2,449       2,701  
Goodwill   31,498       31,498       31,498       31,498  
Foreclosed and repossessed assets, net   1,046       1,199       1,271       1,584  
Bank owned life insurance (“BOLI”)   25,467       25,290       24,954       24,784  
Other assets   18,741       19,493       16,719       17,275  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 1,831,087     $ 1,829,837     $ 1,816,386     $ 1,780,202  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity              
Liabilities:              
Deposits $ 1,473,235     $ 1,464,682     $ 1,424,720     $ 1,434,368  
Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advances   114,530       122,530       142,530       102,530  
Other borrowings   67,407       67,357       72,409       72,351  
Other liabilities   10,513       9,710       9,639       7,634  
Total liabilities   1,665,685       1,664,279       1,649,298       1,616,883  
Stockholders’ equity:              
Common stock— $0.01 par value, authorized 30,000,000; 10,468,091, 10,470,175, 10,425,119 and 10,478,210 shares issued and outstanding, respectively   105       105       104       105  
Additional paid-in capital   119,612       119,404       119,240       119,638  
Retained earnings   67,424       64,926       65,400       60,833  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (21,739 )     (18,877 )     (17,656 )     (17,257 )
Total stockholders’ equity   165,402       165,558       167,088       163,319  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 1,831,087     $ 1,829,837     $ 1,816,386     $ 1,780,202  

Note: Certain items previously reported were reclassified for consistency with the current presentation.


CITIZENS COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC.

Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30, 2023 (unaudited)   June 30, 2023 (unaudited)   September 30, 2022 (unaudited)   September 30, 2023 (unaudited)   September 30, 2022 (unaudited)
Interest and dividend income:                  
Interest and fees on loans $ 19,083     $ 17,960     $ 15,937     $ 54,169   $ 44,597  
Interest on investments   2,689       2,817       2,022       8,053     5,441  
Total interest and dividend income   21,772       20,777       17,959       62,222     50,038  
Interest expense:                  
Interest on deposits   7,388       6,162       1,681       17,898     3,734  
Interest on FHLB borrowed funds   1,210       1,892       568       4,595     1,176  
Interest on other borrowed funds   1,053       1,037       1,253       3,127     3,237  
Total interest expense   9,651       9,091       3,502       25,620     8,147  
Net interest income before provision for credit losses   12,121       11,686       14,457       36,602     41,891  
Provision for credit losses   (325 )     450       375       175     775  
Net interest income after provision for credit losses   12,446       11,236       14,082       36,427     41,116  
Non-interest income:                  
Service charges on deposit accounts   491       488       535       1,464     1,505  
Interchange income   601       591       597       1,743     1,760  
Loan servicing income   611       499       611       1,679     1,912  
Gain on sale of loans   299       904       194       1,501     1,330  
Loan fees and service charges   140       88       267       308     500  
Net gains (losses) on investment securities   116       10       (55 )     182     (167 )
Other   307       333       323       893     717  
Total non-interest income   2,565       2,913       2,472       7,770     7,557  
Non-interest expense:                  
Compensation and related benefits   5,293       5,336       5,900       15,967     16,887  
Occupancy   1,335       1,359       1,429       4,117     4,137  
Data processing   1,536       1,444       1,382       4,440     4,098  
Amortization of intangible assets   179       193       399       576     1,197  
Mortgage servicing rights expense, net   150       148       197       456     65  
Advertising, marketing and public relations   185       151       300       472     762  
FDIC premium assessment   204       203       119       608     352  
Professional services   342       306       382       1,153     1,152  
Losses (gains) on repossessed assets, net   100       (9 )     (8 )     62     (17 )
New market tax credit depletion               163           488  
Other   645       715       1,014       2,085     2,286  
Total non-interest expense   9,969       9,846       11,277       29,936     31,407  
Income before provision for income taxes   5,042       4,303       5,277       14,261     17,266  
Provision for income taxes   2,544       1,097       1,284       4,895     4,201  
Net income attributable to common stockholders $ 2,498     $ 3,206     $ 3,993     $ 9,366   $ 13,065  
Per share information:                  
Basic earnings $ 0.24     $ 0.31     $ 0.38     $ 0.89   $ 1.24  
Diluted earnings $ 0.24     $ 0.31     $ 0.38     $ 0.89   $ 1.24  
Cash dividends paid $     $     $     $ 0.29   $ 0.26  
Book value per share at end of period $ 15.80     $ 15.81     $ 15.59     $ 15.80   $ 15.59  
Tangible book value per share at end of period (non-GAAP) $ 12.61     $ 12.61     $ 12.32     $ 12.61   $ 12.32  


Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income and Net Income as Adjusted (non-GAAP)

(in thousands, except per share data)

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,
2023
  June 30,
2023
  September 30,
2022
  September 30,
2023
  September 30,
2022
                   
GAAP pretax income $ 5,042   $ 4,303   $ 5,277   $ 14,261   $ 17,266
Branch closure costs (1)           302         335
Pretax income as adjusted (2) $ 5,042   $ 4,303   $ 5,579   $ 14,261   $ 17,601
Provision for income tax on net income as adjusted (3)   2,544     1,097     1,357     4,895     4,282
Net income as adjusted (non-GAAP) (2) $ 2,498   $ 3,206   $ 4,222   $ 9,366   $ 13,319
GAAP diluted earnings per share, net of tax $ 0.24   $ 0.31   $ 0.38   $ 0.89   $ 1.24
Branch closure costs, net of tax           0.02         0.02
Diluted earnings per share, as adjusted, net of tax (non-GAAP) $ 0.24   $ 0.31   $ 0.40   $ 0.89   $ 1.26
                   
Average diluted shares outstanding   10,470,098     10,477,733     10,519,079     10,474,685     10,533,414

(1) Branch closure costs include severance pay recorded in compensation and benefits and accelerated depreciation expense included in other non-interest expense in the consolidated statement of operations.
(2) Pretax income as adjusted and net income as adjusted is a non-GAAP measure that management believes enhances the market’s ability to assess the underlying business performance and trends related to core business activities.
(3) Provision for income tax on net income as adjusted is calculated at our effective tax rate for each respective period presented.

Loan Composition

(in thousands)

  September 30, 2023   June 30, 2023   December 31, 2022   September 30, 2022
Total Loans:              
Commercial/Agricultural real estate:              
Commercial real estate $ 750,282     $ 732,435     $ 725,971     $ 701,688  
Agricultural real estate   84,558       87,198       87,908       81,707  
Multi-family real estate   219,193       208,211       208,908       197,672  
Construction and land development   109,799       105,625       102,492       117,850  
C&I/Agricultural operating:              
Commercial and industrial   121,033       133,763       136,013       134,815  
Agricultural operating   24,552       24,358       28,806       26,033  
Residential mortgage:              
Residential mortgage   125,939       119,724       105,389       98,733  
Purchased HELOC loans   2,881       3,216       3,262       3,357  
Consumer installment:              
Originated indirect paper   7,175       8,189       10,236       11,234  
Other consumer   6,440       6,487       7,150       7,310  
Gross loans $ 1,451,852     $ 1,429,206     $ 1,416,135     $ 1,380,399  
Unearned net deferred fees and costs and loans in process   (3,048 )     (2,827 )     (2,585 )     (2,447 )
Unamortized discount on acquired loans   (1,275 )     (1,391 )     (1,766 )     (2,076 )
Total loans receivable $ 1,447,529     $ 1,424,988     $ 1,411,784     $ 1,375,876  

 

Nonperforming Assets

(in thousands, except ratios)

  September 30, 2023 (1)   June 30, 2023 (1)   December 31, 2022   September 30, 2022
Nonperforming assets:              
Nonaccrual loans              
Commercial real estate $ 10,570     $ 11,359     $ 5,736     $ 5,848  
Agricultural real estate   469       1,712       2,742       2,729  
Construction and land development   94       94             43  
Commercial and industrial (“C&I”)         4       552       188  
Agricultural operating   1,373       1,436       890       668  
Residential mortgage   923       1,029       1,253       1,246  
Consumer installment   27       29       31       50  
Total nonaccrual loans $ 13,456     $ 15,663     $ 11,204     $ 10,772  
Accruing loans past due 90 days or more   971       492       246       248  
Total nonperforming loans (“NPLs”)   14,427       16,155       11,450       11,020  
Foreclosed and repossessed assets, net   1,046       1,199       1,271       1,584  
Total nonperforming assets (“NPAs”) $ 15,473     $ 17,354     $ 12,721     $ 12,604  
Loans, end of period $ 1,447,529     $ 1,424,988     $ 1,411,784     $ 1,375,876  
Total assets, end of period $ 1,831,087     $ 1,829,837     $ 1,816,386     $ 1,780,202  
Ratios:              
NPLs to total loans   1.00 %     1.13 %     0.81 %     0.80 %
NPAs to total assets   0.85 %     0.95 %     0.70 %     0.71 %

(1) Loan balances are at amortized cost.

Average Balances, Interest Yields and Rates
(in thousands, except yields and rates)

  Three Months Ended
September 30, 2023
  Three Months Ended
June 30, 2023
  Three Months Ended
September 30, 2022
  Average
Balance
  Interest
Income/
Expense
  Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
  Average
Balance
  Interest
Income/
Expense
  Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
  Average
Balance
  Interest
Income/
Expense
  Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
Average interest earning assets:                                  
Cash and cash equivalents $ 21,298   $ 302   5.63 %   $ 24,779   $ 327   5.29 %   $ 11,043   $ 60   2.16 %
Loans receivable   1,435,284     19,083   5.27 %     1,414,925     17,960   5.09 %     1,370,897     15,937   4.61 %
Interest bearing deposits         %     5       %     1,079     7   2.57 %
Investment securities (1)   252,226     2,119   3.33 %     264,579     2,210   3.34 %     274,868     1,768   2.57 %
Other investments   15,511     268   6.85 %     17,491     280   6.42 %     14,910     187   4.98 %
Total interest earning assets (1) $ 1,724,319   $ 21,772   5.01 %   $ 1,721,779   $ 20,777   4.84 %   $ 1,672,797   $ 17,959   4.26 %
Average interest bearing liabilities:                                  
Savings accounts $ 199,279   $ 328   0.65 %   $ 209,277   $ 393   0.75 %   $ 238,095   $ 211   0.35 %
Demand deposits   354,073     1,863   2.09 %     366,037     1,752   1.92 %     413,033     575   0.55 %
Money market accounts   298,098     1,889   2.51 %     299,201     1,774   2.38 %     331,469     519   0.62 %
CD’s   358,238     3,308   3.66 %     293,262     2,243   3.07 %     160,960     376   0.93 %
Total deposits $ 1,209,688   $ 7,388   2.42 %   $ 1,167,777   $ 6,162   2.12 %   $ 1,143,557   $ 1,681   0.58 %
FHLB advances and other borrowings   182,967     2,263   4.91 %     238,776     2,929   4.92 %     192,338     1,821   3.76 %
Total interest bearing liabilities $ 1,392,655   $ 9,651   2.75 %   $ 1,406,553   $ 9,091   2.59 %   $ 1,335,895   $ 3,502   1.04 %
Net interest income     $ 12,121           $ 11,686           $ 14,457    
Interest rate spread         2.26 %           2.25 %           3.22 %
Net interest margin (1)         2.79 %           2.72 %           3.43 %
Average interest earning assets to average interest bearing liabilities         1.24             1.22             1.25  

(1) Fully taxable equivalent (FTE). The average yield on tax exempt securities is computed on a tax equivalent basis using a tax rate of 21% for the quarters ended September 30, 2023, June 30, 2023 and September 30, 2022. The FTE adjustment to net interest income included in the rate calculations totaled $0, $0 and $0 thousand for the three months ended September 30, 2023, June 30, 2023 and September 30, 2022, respectively.

 

  Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2023
  Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2022
  Average
Balance
  Interest
Income/
Expense
  Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
  Average
Balance
  Interest
Income/
Expense
  Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
Average interest earning assets:                      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 19,066   $ 768   5.39 %   $ 23,727   $ 116   0.65 %
Loans receivable   1,420,423     54,169   5.10 %     1,334,811     44,597   4.47 %
Interest bearing deposits   84     1   1.59 %     1,365     22   2.15 %
Investment securities (1)   261,507     6,505   3.33 %     282,771     4,777   3.38 %
Other investments   16,447     779   6.33 %     15,044     526   4.67 %
Total interest earning assets (1) $ 1,717,527   $ 62,222   4.84 %   $ 1,657,718   $ 50,038   4.04 %
Average interest bearing liabilities:                      
Savings accounts $ 208,446   $ 1,103   0.71 %   $ 237,677   $ 442   0.25 %
Demand deposits   370,235     5,047   1.82 %     411,471     1,045   0.34 %
Money market accounts   298,957     4,759   2.13 %     318,246     1,011   0.42 %
CD’s   300,279     6,989   3.11 %     169,804     1,236   0.97 %
Total deposits $ 1,177,917   $ 17,898   2.03 %   $ 1,137,198   $ 3,734   0.44 %
FHLB advances and other borrowings   214,034     7,722   4.82 %     181,598     4,413   3.25 %
Total interest bearing liabilities $ 1,391,951   $ 25,620   2.46 %   $ 1,318,796   $ 8,147   0.83 %
Net interest income     $ 36,602           $ 41,891    
Interest rate spread         2.38 %           3.21 %
Net interest margin (1)         2.85 %           3.38 %
Average interest earning assets to average interest bearing liabilities         1.23             1.26  

(1) Fully taxable equivalent (FTE). The average yield on tax exempt securities is computed on a tax equivalent basis using a tax rate of 21% for the nine months September 30, 2023 and September 30, 2022. The FTE adjustment to net interest income included in the rate calculations totaled $0 and $1 thousand for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 and September 30, 2022, respectively.

Key Financial Metric Ratios:

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,
2023
  June 30,
2023
  September 30,
2022
  September 30,
2023
  September 30,
2022
Ratios based on net income:                  
Return on average assets (annualized) 0.54 %   0.70 %   0.89 %   0.68 %   0.99 %
Return on average equity (annualized) 5.97 %   7.81 %   9.57 %   7.59 %   10.51 %
Return on average tangible common equity4 (annualized) 7.74 %   10.26 %   12.99 %   9.91 %   14.22 %
Efficiency ratio 67 %   66 %   64 %   66 %   61 %
Net interest margin with loan purchase accretion 2.79 %   2.72 %   3.43 %   2.85 %   3.38 %
Net interest margin without loan purchase accretion 2.76 %   2.69 %   3.33 %   2.82 %   3.27 %
Ratios based on net income as adjusted (non-GAAP)                  
Return on average assets as adjusted2 (annualized) 0.54 %   0.70 %   0.94 %   0.68 %   1.01 %
Return on average equity as adjusted3 (annualized) 5.97 %   7.81 %   10.12 %   7.59 %   10.71 %


Reconciliation of Return on Average Assets

(in thousands, except ratios)

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,
2023
  June 30,
2023
  September 30,
2022
  September 30,
2023
  September 30,
2022
       
GAAP earnings after income taxes $ 2,498     $ 3,206     $ 3,993     $ 9,366     $ 13,065  
Net income as adjusted after income taxes (non-GAAP) (1) $ 2,498     $ 3,206     $ 4,221     $ 9,366     $ 13,318  
Average assets $ 1,836,775     $ 1,844,196     $ 1,780,942     $ 1,832,832     $ 1,764,321  
Return on average assets (annualized)   0.54 %     0.70 %     0.89 %     0.68 %     0.99 %
Return on average assets as adjusted (non-GAAP) (annualized)   0.54 %     0.70 %     0.94 %     0.68 %     1.01 %

(1) See Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income and Net Income as Adjusted (non-GAAP)


Reconciliation of Return on Average Equity

(in thousands, except ratios)

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,
2023
  June 30,
2023
  September 30,
2022
  September 30,
2023
  September 30,
2022
GAAP earnings after income taxes $ 2,498     $ 3,206     $ 3,993     $ 9,366     $ 13,065  
Net income as adjusted after income taxes (non-GAAP) (1) $ 2,498     $ 3,206     $ 4,221     $ 9,366     $ 13,318  
Average equity $ 166,131     $ 164,661     $ 165,528     $ 165,075     $ 166,181  
Return on average equity (annualized)   5.97 %     7.81 %     9.57 %     7.59 %     10.51 %
Return on average equity as adjusted (non-GAAP) (annualized)   5.97 %     7.81 %     10.12 %     7.59 %     10.71 %

(1) See Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income and Net Income as Adjusted (non-GAAP)


Reconciliation of Efficiency Ratio

(in thousands, except ratios)

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,
2023
  June 30,
2023
  September 30,
2022
  September 30,
2023
  September 30,
2022
Non-interest expense (GAAP) $ 9,969     $ 9,846     $ 11,277     $ 29,936     $ 31,407  
Less amortization of intangibles   (179 )     (193 )     (399 )     (576 )     (1,197 )
Efficiency ratio numerator (GAAP) $ 9,790     $ 9,653     $ 10,878     $ 29,360     $ 30,210  
                   
Non-interest income $ 2,565     $ 2,913     $ 2,472     $ 7,770     $ 7,557  
(Gain) loss on investment securities   (116 )     (10 )     55       (182 )     167  
Net interest margin   12,121       11,686       14,457       36,602       41,891  
Efficiency ratio denominator (GAAP) $ 14,570     $ 14,589     $ 16,984     $ 44,190     $ 49,615  
Efficiency ratio (GAAP)   67 %     66 %     64 %     66 %     61 %


Reconciliation of tangible book value per share (non-GAAP)

(in thousands, except per share data)

Tangible book value per share at end of period September 30,
2023
  June 30,
2023
  December 31,
2022
  September 30,
2022
Total stockholders’ equity $ 165,402     $ 165,558     $ 167,088     $ 163,319  
Less: Goodwill   (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )
Less: Intangible assets   (1,873 )     (2,052 )     (2,449 )     (2,701 )
Tangible common equity (non-GAAP) $ 132,031     $ 132,008     $ 133,141     $ 129,120  
Ending common shares outstanding   10,468,091       10,470,175       10,425,119       10,478,210  
Book value per share $ 15.80     $ 15.81     $ 16.03     $ 15.59  
Tangible book value per share (non-GAAP) $ 12.61     $ 12.61     $ 12.77     $ 12.32  


Reconciliation of tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets (non-GAAP)

(in thousands, except ratios)

Tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets at end of period September 30,
2023
  June 30,
2023
  December 31,
2022
  September 30,
2022
Total stockholders’ equity $ 165,402     $ 165,558     $ 167,088     $ 163,319  
Less: Goodwill   (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )
Less: Intangible assets   (1,873 )     (2,052 )     (2,449 )     (2,701 )
Tangible common equity (non-GAAP) $ 132,031     $ 132,008     $ 133,141     $ 129,120  
Total Assets $ 1,831,087     $ 1,829,837     $ 1,816,386     $ 1,780,202  
Less: Goodwill   (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )
Less: Intangible assets   (1,873 )     (2,052 )     (2,449 )     (2,701 )
Tangible Assets (non-GAAP) $ 1,797,716     $ 1,796,287     $ 1,782,439     $ 1,746,003  
Total stockholders’ equity to total assets ratio   9.03 %     9.05 %     9.20 %     9.17 %
Tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets (non-GAAP)   7.34 %     7.35 %     7.47 %     7.40 %


Reconciliation of Return on Average Tangible Common Equity (non-GAAP)

(in thousands, except ratios)

  Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
  September 30,
2023
  June 30,
2023
  September 30,
2022
  September 30,
2023
  September 30,
2022
Total stockholders’ equity $ 165,402     $ 165,558     $ 163,319     $ 165,402     $ 163,319  
Less: Goodwill   (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )
Less: Intangible assets   (1,873 )     (2,052 )     (2,701 )     (1,873 )     (2,701 )
Tangible common equity (non-GAAP) $ 132,031       132,008     $ 129,120     $ 132,031     $ 129,120  
Average tangible common equity (non-GAAP) $ 132,671     $ 131,016     $ 131,130     $ 131,425     $ 131,383  
GAAP earnings after income taxes   2,498       3,206       3,993       9,366       13,065  
Amortization of intangible assets, net of tax   89       144       302       378       906  
Tangible net income $ 2,587     $ 3,350     $ 4,295     $ 9,744     $ 13,971  
Return on average tangible common equity (annualized)   7.74 %     10.26 %     12.99 %     9.91 %     14.22 %


1
Net income as adjusted and net income as adjusted per share are non-GAAP financial measures that management believes enhances investors’ ability to better understand the underlying business performance and trends related to core business activities. For a detailed reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results, see the accompanying financial table “Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income and Net Income as Adjusted (non-GAAP)”.

2 Return on average assets as adjusted is a non-GAAP measure that management believes enhances investors’ ability to better understand the underlying business performance and trends relative to average assets. For a detailed reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results, see the accompanying financial table “Reconciliation of Return on Average Assets as Adjusted (non-GAAP)”.

3 Return on average equity as adjusted is a non-GAAP measure that management believes enhances investors’ ability to better understand the underlying business performance and trends relative to average equity. For a detailed reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results, see the accompanying financial table “Reconciliation of Return on Average Equity as Adjusted (non-GAAP)”.

4 Tangible book value, tangible book value per share, tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets and return on tangible common equity are non-GAAP measures that management believes enhances investors’ ability to better understand the Company’s financial position. For a detailed reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results, see the accompanying financial table “Reconciliation of tangible book value per share (non-GAAP)”, “Reconciliation of tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets (non-GAAP)”, and “Reconciliation of return on average tangible common equity)”.


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