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Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc. Reports Earnings of $0.31 Per Share in 2Q23; Tangible Book Value Increases, Specific Reserve Declines

Company Release - 7/24/2023 4:00 PM ET

EAU CLAIRE, Wis., July 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 $3.2 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.31 for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, compared to $3.7 million and $0.35 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, and $4.4 million and $0.41 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, respectively. For the first six months of 2023, earnings were $6.9 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, compared to earnings of $9.1 million, or $0.86 per diluted share for the first six months of 2022.

The Company’s second quarter 2023 operating results reflected the following changes from the first quarter of 2023: (1) lower net interest income due to the impact of higher deposit liability costs, partially offset by higher asset yields due to loan and security repricing and the addition of new loans; (2) increased provision for credit losses primarily due to the forecasted worsening economic scenario, partially offset by reductions in specific reserves; (3) $0.6 million higher non-interest income, primarily due to higher gains on sale of loans; (4) $0.3 million lower non-interest expense; and (5) a decline in specific reserves due to the repayment in full of 2 loans with specific reserves totaling $0.5 million and collateral improvement, which reduced specific reserves by an additional $0.4 million.

“We continue efforts to improve franchise value not withstanding a challenging economic climate and yield curve inversion. During the second quarter, we expanded our tangible book value per share and tangible common equity to assets ratio. 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. “Asset quality measures in aggregate remained healthy, specific reserves declined during the quarter and the allowance for credit losses stood at 1.63% of total loans.”

Book value per share was $15.81 at June 30, 2023, compared to $15.70 at March 31, 2023, and $15.64 at June 30, 2022. Tangible book value per share (non-GAAP)1 was $12.61 at June 30, 2023, compared to $12.48 at March 31, 2023, and $12.36 at June 30, 2022. For the quarter, tangible book value was positively influenced by net income and intangible amortization, partially offset by higher accumulated other comprehensive loss on investment securities.

June 30, 2023 Highlights: (as of or for the 3-month period ended June 30, 2023 compared to March 31, 2023 and June 30, 2022.)

  • Quarterly earnings of $3.2 million, or $0.31 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, decreased from the quarter ended March 31, 2023, earnings of $3.7 million or $0.35 per diluted share, and decreased from the quarter ended June 30, 2022, earnings of $4.4 million or $0.41 per diluted share. During the quarters reported, net income as adjusted is not reported as nothing occurred for which adjustments to earnings would better reflect performance.

  • Earnings for the six months ended June 30, 2023, were $6.9 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, which is a decrease from $9.1 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, for the same period in the prior year.

  • Net interest income decreased $1.1 million to $11.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, from $12.8 million the previous quarter and decreased $2.6 million from the second quarter of 2022. The decrease in net interest income and net interest margin from first quarter 2023 is due to the change in the deposit mix to higher yielding CD’s, an increase in indexed municipal deposits rates and other customer rate increases more than offsetting the 20 basis point increase in asset yields.

  • The net interest margin without loan purchase accretion and SBA PPP net loan fee accretion was 2.69% for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, compared to 2.99% for the previous quarter and 3.29% for the comparable quarter one year earlier.

  • The second quarter provision for credit losses was $0.45 million due to the impact of forecasted future worsening economic conditions and modest loan growth partially offset by reductions in specific reserves of $0.9 million, compared to $0.05 million for the preceding quarter. A provision of $0.40 million was recorded during the second quarter a year ago due to loan growth.

  • The efficiency ratio was flat at 66% for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2023, as higher non-interest income and lower non-interest expense offset the impact of lower net interest income.

  • Gross loans increased by $4.0 million during the second quarter of 2023. 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 $9.3 million. New construction funding was more than offset by a $20 million loan payoff as the construction period ended and other construction loans converted to permanent financing.

  • Nonperforming assets were $17.4 million at June 30, 2023, compared to $11.7 million at March 31, 2023.

  • Substandard loans increased by $3.8 million to $19.2 million at June 30, 2023, compared to $15.4 million at March 31, 2023. This increase was due to the movement from special mention of a $5.4 million hotel loan which, while current on its payments, has not fully recovered from the negative impact of the pandemic resulting in lower business travel, partially offset by nonaccrual substandard loan payoffs.

  • Special mention loans increased $4.6 million. Special mention loans reflect the addition of a $9.6 million relationship offset by movement of the $5.4 million hotel from special mention to substandard. The $9.6 million relationship is a commercial business, secured by real estate, where the underlying business performance is weaker than forecasted, but the collateral position is strong.

  • Specific reserves declined $0.95 million as agricultural real estate and commercial and industrial loans with specific reserves repaid in full. No new specific reserves were necessary on any new individually evaluated or substandard loans.

  • Our office loan portfolio is $45.1 million and consists of 73 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 9.05% at June 30, 2023, compared to 8.84% at March 31, 2023. Tangible common equity (“TCE”) as a percent of tangible assets (non-GAAP)1 was 7.35% at June 30, 2023, compared to 7.16% at March 31, 2023. The increase in TCE was primarily due to the modest shrinkage in assets largely due to decreases in cash and securities which we used to reduce FHLB advances. 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 investment portfolio.

  • From March 31, 2023, consumer, commercial and government deposits have been stable with some movement between non-maturity deposit accounts and CD’s. There are no material customer or industry concentrations.

  • At June 30, 2023, our deposit portfolio composition was 54% consumer, 27% commercial, 12% public and 7% brokered deposits compared to 55% consumer, 27% commercial, 14% public and 4% brokered deposits at March 31, 2023.

  • Uninsured and uncollateralized deposits were $268.1 million, or 18% of total deposits, at June 30, 2023, and $252.7 million, or 18% of total deposits, at March 31, 2023. Uninsured deposits alone at June 30, 2023, were $413.0 million, or 28% of total deposits, and $413.5 million, or 29% of total deposits at March 31, 2023, with the difference being fully secured government deposits.

  • On-balance sheet liquidity, collateralized new borrowing capacity and uncommitted federal funds borrowing availability was 228% of uninsured and uncollateralized deposits at June 30, 2023, and 205% at March 31, 2023.

  • On-balance sheet liquidity, collateralized new borrowing capacity and uncommitted federal funds borrowing availability was $611.1 million at June 30, 2023, and $517.4 million at March 31, 2023.

Balance Sheet and Asset Quality

Total assets decreased modestly by $30.9 million during the quarter to $1.83 billion at June 30, 2023, compared to $1.86 billion at March 31, 2023.

Cash and cash equivalents decreased $22.1 million during the quarter to $43.0 million at June 30, 2023, largely due to a decrease in interest-bearing deposits of $32.5 million used to reduce FHLB advances.

Securities available for sale decreased $12.3 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2023, to $161.1 million from $173.4 million at March 31, 2023. This decrease was primarily due to the sale of $5 million of floating-rate SBA backed pass-through securities, principal repayments, and a decrease in the market value of the portfolio.

Securities held to maturity decreased $1.5 million to $93.8 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2023, from $95.3 million at March 31, 2023, due to principal repayments.

Total loans receivable increased to $1.425 billion at June 30, 2023, from $1.421 billion at March 31, 2023. As a result of current market conditions, residential 10/1 ARM loan originations were added to the portfolio which resulted in residential mortgage loan growth of $9.3 million. Pricing has been changed such that mortgage originations sold will increase, although at a lower gain on sale. Draws on construction loans were $24.6 million during the second quarter, which were more than offset by the payoff of a $20 million loan ending it’s construction cycle and other construction loans converted to permanent financing.

The allowance for credit losses on loans increased by $0.49 million to $23.2 million at June 30, 2023, representing 1.63% of total loans receivable compared to 1.60% of total loans receivable at March 31, 2023. For the quarter ended June 30, 2023, the Bank had net recoveries of $49 thousand.

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

(in thousands, except ratios)

  June 30, 2023   March 31, 2023   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2022
Loans, end of period $ 1,424,988     $ 1,420,955     $     1,411,784     $ 1,346,855  
Allowance for credit losses - Loans $ 23,164     $ 22,679          
Allowance for loan losses “ALL”         $ 17,939     $ 16,825  
ACL - Loans as a percentage of loans, end of period   1.63 %     1.60 %        
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 $1.544 million at June 30, 2023 and $1.530 million at March 31, 2023, classified in other liabilities on the consolidated balance sheets.

  June 30, 2023 and Three Months Ended   June 30, 2022 and Three Months Ended   June 30, 2023 and Six Months Ended   June 30, 2022 and Six Months Ended
ACL - Unfunded commitments - beginning of period $  1,530   $   $   $
Cumulative effect of ASU 2016-13 adoption           1,537    
Additions (reductions) to ACL - Unfunded commitments via provision for credit losses charged to operations   14         7    
ACL - Unfunded commitments - end of period $ 1,544   $   $ 1,544   $

Nonperforming assets increased $5.6 million to $17.4 million or 0.95% of total assets at June 30, 2023, compared to $11.7 million or 0.63% at March 31, 2023.

  (in thousands)
  June 30, 2023   March 31, 2023   December 31, 2022   September 30, 2022   June 30, 2022
Special mention loan balances $ 11,194   $ 6,636   $ 12,170   $ 20,178   $   17,274
Substandard loan balances   19,203     15,439     17,319     20,227     20,680
Criticized loans, end of period $ 30,397   $ 22,075   $ 29,489   $ 40,405   $ 37,954

Special mention loans increased $4.6 million, largely due to the addition of a $9.6 million relationship, offset by the $5.4 million hotel previously in special mention moving to substandard. The $9.6 million relationship is a commercial business, secured by real estate, where the underlying business performance is weaker than forecasted, but the collateral position is strong.

Substandard loans increased by $3.8 million to $19.2 million at June 30, 2023, compared to $15.4 million at March 31, 2023. This increase was due to the movement from special mention of a $5.4 million hotel loan which, while current on its payments, has not fully recovered from the negative impact of the pandemic resulting in lower business travel.

Total deposits increased $27.9 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2023, to $1.46 billion with most of the growth in brokered, commercial and consumer deposits. Public deposits declined $18.8 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2023, from the previous quarter. Deposit composition changed during the second quarter, as both business and retail depositors sought higher yields on deposit accounts. Modest brokered deposit growth of $33.4 million supplemented deposit growth.

Deposit Portfolio Composition
(in thousands)

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

Deposit Composition
(in thousands)

  June 30, 2023   March 31, 2023   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2022
Non-interest bearing demand deposits $ 261,876   $ 247,735   $ 284,722   $ 276,815
Interest bearing demand deposits   358,226     390,730     371,210     401,857
Savings accounts   206,380     214,537     220,019     239,322
Money market accounts   288,934     309,005     323,435     328,718
Certificate accounts   349,266     274,786     225,334     153,498
Total deposits $ 1,464,682   $ 1,436,793   $ 1,424,720   $ 1,400,210

Federal Home Loan Bank advances decreased $60 million to $122.5 million at June 30, 2023, from $182.5 million one quarter earlier, as deposit growth over loan growth, along with reductions in cash and securities funded payments on advances.

The Company repurchased 14 thousand shares of the Company’s common stock in the second quarter of 2023. As of June 30, 2023, approximately 229 thousand shares remain available for repurchase under the current share repurchase authorization.

Review of Operations

Net interest income was $11.7 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023, compared to $12.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, and decreased from $14.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2022. “The decrease in net interest income in the second quarter was due to funding costs exceeding increases in asset yields. Our one-year interest rate risk profile remains nearly neutral with repricing borrowings and deposits modestly exceeding repricing assets. We could see modest compression in the net interest margin during the third quarter of 2023, as our ending spread at June 30, 2023 was approximately 15 basis points below the second quarter average due to increasing deposit costs,” said Jim Broucek, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

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

  Three months ended
  June 30, 2023   March 31, 2023   December 31, 2022   September 30, 2022   June 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 $ 11,686     2.72 %   $ 12,795             3.02         %   $ 14,478     3.40 %   $ 14,457     3.43 %   $ 14,267     3.46 %
Less non-accretable
difference realized as
interest from payoff of
purchased credit
impaired (“PCI”) loans
      %                 —         %     (109 )   (0.02)%     (34 )   (0.01)%     (70 )   (0.02)%
Less accelerated
accretion from payoff
of certain PCI loans
with transferred non-
accretable differences
      %         %     (32 )   (0.01)%     (117 )   (0.06)%     (308 )   (0.08)%
Less accretion for PCD
loans
  (39 )   (0.01)%     (37 )   (0.01)%         %         %         %
Less scheduled
accretion interest
          (85 )   (0.02)%     (84 )   (0.02)%     (169 )   (0.04)%     (247 )   (0.03)%     (255 )   (0.06)%
Without loan purchase
accretion
$ 11,562     2.69 %   $ 12,674     2.99 %   $ 14,168     3.33 %   $ 14,059     3.33 %   $ 13,634     3.30 %
Less SBA PPP net loan
fee accretion
      %         %         %         %     (39 )   (0.01)%
Without SBA PPP net
loan fee accretion and
loan purchase accretion
$ 11,562     2.69 %   $   12,674     2.99 %   $ 14,168     3.33 %   $ 14,059     3.33 %   $ 13,595     3.29 %

The provision for credit losses for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, was $0.45 million reflecting the impact of forecasted future worsening economic conditions and modest loan growth, which was modestly offset by $0.95 million in specific reserve decreases. Loan loss provisions for the quarters ended March 31, 2023, and June 30, 2022, were $0.05 million and $0.4 million, respectively.

Non-interest income increased to $2.9 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2023, compared to $2.3 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2023, and $2.4 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2022. The increase in the second quarter of 2023, compared to the first quarter, was largely due to higher gains on sale of loans, primarily SBA loans. Relative to the comparable quarter one year earlier, non-interest income was higher primarily due to higher gains on sale of loans, which were partially offset by lower loan servicing income.

Total non-interest expense decreased $275 thousand in the second quarter of 2023 to $9.8 million, compared to $10.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, and $10.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2022. The decrease from the first quarter of 2023 was due to seasonal factors resulting in lower occupancy costs due to better weather conditions and lower professional costs. In comparison to the second quarter of 2022, non-interest expense decreased $0.6 million largely due to (1) lower incentive compensation resulting in $0.2 million lower compensation expense, (2) reduction in amortization of intangible assets of $0.2 million and (3) new market tax credit depletion being reclassified to tax expense.

Provision for income taxes decreased to $1.1 million in the second quarter of 2023 from $1.3 million in the first quarter of 2023 due primarily to lower pre-tax income. However, income tax provisions compared to 2022 were impacted by the adoption of new accounting practices related to tax credit investments. 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, non-interest expense decreased by $162 thousand from the prior year second quarter results, and the effective tax rate increased to 25.5% reflecting the proportional amortization of the new market tax credit in tax expense. The effective tax rate was 25.5% for the quarters ended June 30, 2023 and March 31, 2023.

These financial results are preliminary until the Form 10-Q is filed in August 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 loan 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 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.

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)
  June 30, 2023 (unaudited)   March 31, 2023 (unaudited)   December 31, 2022 (audited)   June 30, 2022 (unaudited)
Assets              
Cash and cash equivalents $ 42,969     $ 65,050     $   35,363     $ 31,743  
Other interest bearing deposits         249       249       1,505  
Securities available for sale “AFS”   161,135       173,423       165,991       177,068  
Securities held to maturity “HTM”   93,800       95,301       96,379       99,249  
Equity investments   2,299       2,151       1,794       1,365  
Other investments   16,347       17,428       15,834       14,899  
Loans receivable   1,424,988       1,420,955       1,411,784       1,346,855  
Allowance for credit losses   (23,164 )     (22,679 )     (17,939 )     (16,825 )
Loans receivable, net   1,401,824       1,398,276       1,393,845       1,330,030  
Loans held for sale   2,394       761             1,172  
Mortgage servicing rights, net   4,008       4,120       4,262       4,520  
Office properties and equipment, net   19,827       20,197       20,493       21,589  
Accrued interest receivable   5,702       5,550       5,285       4,243  
Intangible assets   2,052       2,245       2,449       3,100  
Goodwill   31,498       31,498       31,498       31,498  
Foreclosed and repossessed assets, net   1,199       1,113       1,271       1,437  
Bank owned life insurance (“BOLI”)   25,290       25,118       24,954       24,622  
Other assets   19,493       18,240       16,719       15,567  
TOTAL ASSETS $ 1,829,837     $ 1,860,720     $ 1,816,386     $ 1,763,607  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity              
Liabilities:              
Deposits $ 1,464,682     $ 1,436,793     $ 1,424,720     $ 1,400,210  
Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advances   122,530       182,530       142,530       102,030  
Other borrowings   67,357       67,300       72,409       87,124  
Other liabilities   9,710       9,536       9,639       9,500  
Total liabilities   1,664,279       1,696,159       1,649,298       1,598,864  
Stockholders’ equity:              
Common stock— $0.01 par value, authorized 30,000,000; 10,470,175, 10,482,821, 10,425,119 and 10,530,415 shares issued and outstanding, respectively   105       105       104       105  
Additional paid-in capital   119,404       119,327       119,240       119,987  
Retained earnings   64,926       61,720       65,400       56,928  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (18,877 )     (16,591 )     (17,656 )     (12,277 )
Total stockholders’ equity   165,558       164,561       167,088       164,743  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 1,829,837     $ 1,860,720     $ 1,816,386     $ 1,763,607  

                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   Six Months Ended
  June 30, 2023 (unaudited)   March 31, 2023 (unaudited)   June 30, 2022 (unaudited)   June 30, 2023 (unaudited)   June 30, 2022 (unaudited)
Interest and dividend income:                  
Interest and fees on loans $ 17,960     $ 17,126     $         14,893     $ 35,086     $ 28,660  
Interest on investments   2,817       2,547       1,810       5,364       3,419  
Total interest and dividend income   20,777       19,673       16,703       40,450       32,079  
Interest expense:                  
Interest on deposits   6,162       4,348       985       10,510       2,053  
Interest on FHLB borrowed funds   1,892       1,493       297       3,385       608  
Interest on other borrowed funds   1,037       1,037       1,154       2,074       1,984  
Total interest expense   9,091       6,878       2,436       15,969       4,645  
Net interest income before provision for credit losses   11,686       12,795       14,267       24,481       27,434  
Provision for credit losses   450       50       400       500       400  
Net interest income after provision for credit losses   11,236       12,745       13,867       23,981       27,034  
Non-interest income:                  
Service charges on deposit accounts   488       485       482       973       970  
Interchange income   591       551       614       1,142       1,163  
Loan servicing income   499       569       600       1,068       1,301  
Gain on sale of loans   904       298       414       1,202       1,136  
Loan fees and service charges   88       80       141       168       233  
Net gains (losses) on investment securities   10       56       (75 )     66       (112 )
Other   333       253       196       586       394  
Total non-interest income   2,913       2,292       2,372       5,205       5,085  
Non-interest expense:                  
Compensation and related benefits   5,336       5,338       5,589       10,674       10,987  
Occupancy   1,359       1,423       1,343       2,782       2,708  
Data processing   1,444       1,460       1,415       2,904       2,716  
Amortization of intangible assets   193       204       399       397       798  
Mortgage servicing rights expense, net   148       158       195       306       (132 )
Advertising, marketing and public relations   151       136       250       287       462  
FDIC premium assessment   203       201       118       404       233  
Professional services   306       505       368       811       770  
Gains on repossessed assets, net   (9 )     (29 )     (2 )     (38 )     (9 )
New market tax credit depletion               162             325  
Other   715       725       625       1,440       1,272  
Total non-interest expense   9,846       10,121       10,462       19,967       20,130  
Income before provision for income taxes   4,303       4,916       5,777       9,219       11,989  
Provision for income taxes   1,097       1,254       1,411       2,351       2,917  
Net income attributable to common stockholders $ 3,206     $ 3,662     $ 4,366     $ 6,868     $ 9,072  
Per share information:                  
Basic earnings $ 0.31     $ 0.35     $ 0.41     $ 0.66     $ 0.86  
Diluted earnings $ 0.31     $ 0.35     $ 0.41     $ 0.66     $ 0.86  
Cash dividends paid $     $ 0.29     $     $ 0.29     $ 0.26  
Book value per share at end of period $ 15.81     $ 15.70     $ 15.64     $ 15.81     $ 15.64  
Tangible book value per share at end of period (non-GAAP) $ 12.61     $ 12.48     $ 12.36     $ 12.61     $ 12.36  

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

 

Loan Composition

(in thousands)

  June 30, 2023   March 31, 2023   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2022
Total Loans:              
Commercial/Agricultural real estate:              
Commercial real estate $ 732,435     $ 726,748     $ 725,971     $ 702,917  
Agricultural real estate   87,198       90,958       87,908       77,807  
Multi-family real estate   208,211       207,786       208,908       179,929  
Construction and land development   105,625       114,951       102,492       115,188  
C&I/Agricultural operating:              
Commercial and industrial   133,763       130,943       136,013       139,002  
Agricultural operating   24,358       24,146       28,806       24,469  
Residential mortgage:              
Residential mortgage   119,724       110,379       105,389       88,575  
Purchased HELOC loans   3,216       3,206       3,262       3,419  
Consumer installment:              
Originated indirect paper   8,189       9,314       10,236       12,736  
Other consumer   6,487       6,728       7,150       7,785  
Gross loans $ 1,429,206     $ 1,425,159     $ 1,416,135     $ 1,351,827  
Unearned net deferred fees and costs and loans in process   (2,827 )     (2,689 )     (2,585 )     (2,338 )
Unamortized discount on acquired loans   (1,391 )     (1,515 )     (1,766 )     (2,634 )
Total loans receivable $ 1,424,988     $ 1,420,955     $ 1,411,784     $ 1,346,855  

 

 

Nonperforming Assets

(in thousands, except ratios)

  June 30, 2023 (1)   March 31, 2023 (1)   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2022
Nonperforming assets:              
Nonaccrual loans              
Commercial real estate $ 11,359     $ 5,514     $ 5,736     $ 5,275  
Agricultural real estate   1,712       2,496       2,742       3,169  
Construction and land development   94                   43  
Commercial and industrial (“C&I”)   4       452       552       211  
Agricultural operating   1,436       794       890       555  
Residential mortgage   1,029       1,131       1,253       1,122  
Consumer installment   29       23       31       59  
Total nonaccrual loans $ 15,663     $ 10,410     $ 11,204     $ 10,434  
Accruing loans past due 90 days or more   492       224       246       714  
Total nonperforming loans (“NPLs”)   16,155       10,634       11,450       11,148  
Foreclosed and repossessed assets, net   1,199       1,113       1,271       1,437  
Total nonperforming assets (“NPAs”) $ 17,354     $ 11,747     $ 12,721     $ 12,585  
Loans, end of period $ 1,424,988     $ 1,420,955     $ 1,411,784     $ 1,346,855  
Total assets, end of period $ 1,829,837     $ 1,860,720     $ 1,816,386     $ 1,763,607  
Ratios:              
NPLs to total loans   1.13 %     0.75 %     0.81 %     0.83 %
NPAs to total assets   0.95 %     0.63 %     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
June 30, 2023
  Three Months Ended
March 31, 2023
  Three Months Ended
June 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 $ 24,779   $ 327   5.29 %   $    18,270   $ 140   3.11 %   $ 25,195   $ 43   0.68 %
Loans receivable   1,414,925     17,960   5.09 %     1,412,409     17,126   4.92 %     1,328,661     14,893   4.50 %
Interest bearing deposits   5       %     249     1   1.63 %     1,509     8   2.13 %
Investment securities (1)   264,579     2,210   3.34 %     270,174     2,175   3.22 %     285,332     1,593   2.23 %
Other investments   17,491     280   6.42 %     16,663     231   5.62 %     14,969     166   4.45 %
Total interest earning assets (1) $ 1,721,779   $ 20,777   4.84 %   $ 1,717,765   $ 19,673   4.64 %   $ 1,655,666   $ 16,703   4.05 %
Average interest bearing liabilities:                                  
Savings accounts $ 209,277   $ 393   0.75 %   $ 216,169   $ 382   0.72 %   $ 241,245   $ 131   0.22 %
Demand deposits   366,037     1,752   1.92 %     391,635     1,432   1.48 %     410,468     257   0.25 %
Money market accounts   299,201     1,774   2.38 %     301,710     1,096   1.47 %     323,907     277   0.34 %
CD’s   293,262     2,243   3.07 %     255,567     1,438   2.28 %     159,578     320   0.80 %
Total deposits $ 1,167,777   $ 6,162   2.12 %   $ 1,165,081   $ 4,348   1.51 %   $ 1,135,198   $ 985   0.35 %
FHLB advances and other borrowings   238,776     2,929   4.92 %     232,166     2,530   4.42 %     186,050     1,451   3.13 %
Total interest bearing liabilities $ 1,406,553   $ 9,091   2.59 %   $ 1,397,247   $ 6,878   2.00 %   $ 1,321,248   $ 2,436   0.74 %
Net interest income     $ 11,686           $ 12,795           $ 14,267    
Interest rate spread         2.25 %           2.64 %           3.31 %
Net interest margin (1)         2.72 %           3.02 %           3.46 %
Average interest earning assets to average interest bearing liabilities         1.22             1.23             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 June 30, 2023, March 31, 2023 and June 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 June 30, 2023, March 31, 2023 and June 30, 2022, respectively.

 

 

  Six Months Ended
June 30, 2023
  Six Months Ended
June 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 $ 17,931   $ 467   5.25 %   $ 30,174   $ 56   0.37 %
Loans receivable   1,412,870     35,086   5.01 %     1,316,469     28,660   4.39 %
Interest bearing deposits   126     1   1.60 %     1,510     15   2.00 %
Investment securities (1)   266,224     4,385   3.32 %     286,789     3,009   2.10 %
Other investments   16,923     511   6.09 %     15,112     339   4.52 %
Total interest earning assets (1) $ 1,714,074   $ 40,450   4.76 %   $ 1,650,054   $ 32,079   3.92 %
Average interest bearing liabilities:                      
Savings accounts $ 213,106   $ 776   0.73 %   $ 237,464   $ 231   0.20 %
Demand deposits   378,450     3,183   1.70 %     410,678     470   0.23 %
Money market accounts   299,393     2,870   1.93 %     311,524     492   0.32 %
CD’s   270,819     3,681   2.74 %     174,300     860   0.99 %
Total deposits $ 1,161,768   $ 10,510   1.82 %   $ 1,133,966   $ 2,053   0.37 %
FHLB advances and other borrowings   229,825     5,459   4.79 %     176,139     2,592   2.97 %
Total interest bearing liabilities $ 1,391,593   $ 15,969   2.31 %   $ 1,310,105   $ 4,645   0.71 %
Net interest income     $ 24,481           $ 27,434    
Interest rate spread         2.45 %           3.21 %
Net interest margin (1)         2.88 %           3.35 %
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 six months June 30, 2023 and June 30, 2022. The FTE adjustment to net interest income included in the rate calculations totaled $0 and $1 thousand for the six months ended June 30, 2023 and June 30, 2022, respectively.

Key Financial Metric Ratios:

  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30, 2023   March 31, 2023   June 30, 2022   June 30, 2023   June 30, 2022
Ratios based on net income:                  
Return on average assets (annualized) 0.70 %   0.81 %   0.99 %   0.76 %   1.04 %
Return on average equity (annualized) 7.81 %   9.03 %   10.63 %   8.42 %   11.00 %
Return on average tangible common equity4 (annualized) 10.26 %   11.85 %   14.41 %   11.05 %   14.85 %
Efficiency ratio 66 %   66 %   60 %   66 %   59 %
Net interest margin with loan purchase accretion 2.72 %   3.02 %   3.46 %   2.88 %   3.35 %
Net interest margin without loan purchase accretion 2.69 %   2.99 %   3.30 %   2.85 %   3.24 %

Reconciliation of Return on Average Assets
(in thousands, except ratios)

  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30, 2023   March 31, 2023   June 30, 2022   June 30, 2023   June 30, 2022
       
GAAP earnings after income taxes $ 3,206     $ 3,662     $ 4,366     $ 6,868     $ 9,072  
Average assets $ 1,844,196     $ 1,823,748     $ 1,764,517     $ 1,830,150     $ 1,754,722  
Return on average assets (annualized)   0.70 %     0.81 %     0.99 %     0.76 %     1.04 %

Reconciliation of Return on Average Equity
(in thousands, except ratios)

  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30, 2023   March 31, 2023   June 30, 2022   June 30, 2023   June 30, 2022
GAAP earnings after income taxes $ 3,206     $ 3,662     $ 4,366     $ 6,868     $ 9,072  
Average equity $ 164,661     $ 164,426     $ 164,737     $ 164,541     $ 166,348  
Return on average equity (annualized)   7.81 %     9.03 %     10.63 %     8.42 %     11.00 %

Reconciliation of Efficiency Ratio
(in thousands, except ratios)

  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30, 2023   March 31, 2023   June 30, 2022   June 30, 2023   June 30, 2022
Non-interest expense (GAAP) $ 9,846     $   10,121     $ 10,462     $ 19,967     $  20,130  
Less amortization of intangibles   (193 )     (204 )     (399 )     (397 )     (798 )
Efficiency ratio numerator (GAAP) $ 9,653     $ 9,917     $ 10,063     $ 19,570     $ 19,332  
                   
Non-interest income $ 2,913     $ 2,292     $ 2,372     $ 5,205     $ 5,085  
Loss (Gain) on investment securities   (10 )     (56 )     75       (66 )     112  
Net interest margin   11,686       12,795       14,267       24,481       27,434  
Efficiency ratio denominator (GAAP) $ 14,589     $ 15,031     $ 16,714     $ 29,620     $ 32,631  
Efficiency ratio (GAAP)   66 %     66 %     60 %     66 %     59 %

Reconciliation of tangible book value per share (non-GAAP)
(in thousands, except per share data)

Tangible book value per share at end of period June 30, 2023   March 31, 2023   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2022
Total stockholders’ equity $ 165,558     $ 164,561     $ 167,088     $ 164,743  
Less: Goodwill   (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )
Less: Intangible assets   (2,052 )     (2,245 )     (2,449 )     (3,100 )
Tangible common equity (non-GAAP) $ 132,008     $ 130,818     $ 133,141     $ 130,145  
Ending common shares outstanding   10,470,175       10,482,821       10,425,119       10,530,415  
Book value per share $ 15.81     $ 15.70     $ 16.03     $ 15.64  
Tangible book value per share (non-GAAP) $ 12.61     $ 12.48     $ 12.77     $ 12.36  

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
June 30, 2023   March 31, 2023   December 31, 2022   June 30, 2022
Total stockholders’ equity $ 165,558     $ 164,561     $ 167,088     $ 164,743  
Less: Goodwill   (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )
Less: Intangible assets   (2,052 )     (2,245 )     (2,449 )     (3,100 )
Tangible common equity (non-GAAP) $ 132,008     $ 130,818     $ 133,141     $ 130,145  
Total Assets $ 1,829,837     $ 1,860,720     $ 1,816,386     $ 1,763,607  
Less: Goodwill   (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )
Less: Intangible assets   (2,052 )     (2,245 )     (2,449 )     (3,100 )
Tangible Assets (non-GAAP) $ 1,796,287     $ 1,826,977     $ 1,782,439     $ 1,729,009  
Total stockholders’ equity to total assets ratio   9.05 %     8.84 %     9.20 %     9.34 %
Tangible common equity as a percent of tangible
assets (non-GAAP)
  7.35 %     7.16 %     7.47 %     7.53 %

Reconciliation of Return on Average Tangible Common Equity (non-GAAP)
(in thousands, except ratios)

  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30, 2023   March 31, 2023   June 30, 2022   June 30, 2023   June 30, 2022
Total stockholders’ equity $ 165,558     $ 164.561     $ 164,743     $ 165,558     $ 164,743  
Less: Goodwill   (31,498 )     (31.498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )
Less: Intangible assets   (2,052 )     (2.245 )     (3,100 )     (2,052 )     (3,100 )
Tangible common equity (non-GAAP) $ 132,008     $ 130.818     $ 130,145     $ 132,008     $ 130,145  
Average tangible common equity (non-GAAP) $ 131,016     $ 130,582     $ 129,939     $ 130,796     $ 131,351  
GAAP earnings after income taxes   3,206       3,662       4,366     $ 6,868     $ 9,072  
Amortization of intangible assets, net of tax   144       152       302       296       604  
Tangible net income $ 3,350     $ 3,814     $ 4,668     $ 7,164     $ 9,676  
Return on average tangible common equity
(annualized)
  10.26 %     11.85 %     14.41 %     11.05 %     14.85 %

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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