Metro Bancorp Reports Net Income of $4.8 Million and EPS of $0.33 After Merger-Related Expenses; Balance Sheet Growth Remains Strong as Loans Grow 10% and Deposits Increase 5%

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Metro Bancorp, Inc. (Metro or the Company) (NASDAQ:METR), parent company of Metro Bank, today reported net income of $4.8 million, or $0.33 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 compared to $5.5 million, or $0.38 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2014.  Results for the third quarter of 2015 were impacted by $1.7 million, pre-tax, of merger-related expenses associated with Metro’s announcement on August 4, 2015 that it has agreed to be acquired by F.N.B. Corporation.  The Company also reported net loan growth of $181.9 million, or 10%, over the past twelve months and total deposit growth of $113.6 million, or 5%, for the same period. On October 23, 2015, Metro’s board of directors declared a fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.07 per common share, payable November 23, 2015 to shareholders of record on November 4, 2015.

Financial Highlights
(in millions, except per share data)
                     
  Quarter Ended     Nine Months Ended
          %         %
  09/30/15   09/30/14   Change     09/30/15 09/30/14 Change
Total assets $ 2,966.2     $ 2,959.8     %          
                     
Total loans (net) 2,071.0     1,889.1     10 %          
                     
Total deposits 2,445.5     2,331.8     5 %          
                     
                     
Total revenues $ 33.4     $ 32.5     3 %     $ 101.0   $ 94.4   7 %
                     
Net income 4.8     5.5     (12 )%     14.7   15.5   (5 )%
                     
Adjusted net income* 6.3     5.5     15 %     17.9   15.5   16 %
                     
                     
Diluted net income per common share $ 0.33     $ 0.38     (13 )%     $ 1.02   $ 1.07   (5 )%
                     
Adjusted diluted net income per common share* 0.44     0.38     16 %     1.25   1.07   17 %

* Non-GAAP financial measure; please refer to the Statement Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures included in this document for an explanation of the Company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures and their reconciliation to GAAP measures.

“We are pleased with the solid loan growth of 10% and deposit growth of 5% as we manage our balance sheet ahead of the planned merger with and into F.N.B. Corporation (FNB), which we announced on August 4, 2015,” said Gary L. Nalbandian, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our revenues continue to grow and we are pleased with our normalized earnings performance, after considering the impact of $1.7 million of merger-related expenses for the quarter.  Pending regulatory and shareholder approval, we expect to finalize the merger transaction in the first quarter of 2016.”

“As part of our commitment to enhancing shareholder returns, I am pleased to announce that on October 23, 2015, Metro’s Board of Directors declared a fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.07 per common share, payable on November 23, 2015 to shareholders of record on November 4, 2015.”

Income Statement Highlights

  • The Company recorded net income of $4.8 million, or $0.33 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2015 compared to net income of $5.5 million, or $0.38 per diluted common share for the same period one year ago; a $686,000, or 12%, decrease. Exclusive of net gains on sales/calls of securities and merger-related expenses, adjusted net income was $6.3 million*, or $0.44 per diluted common share*, for the third quarter of 2015 compared to $5.5 million, or $0.38 per diluted common share, for the same period one year ago. Net income for the first nine months of 2015 totaled $14.7 million, or $1.02 per diluted common share; down $812,000, or 5%, from $15.5 million, or $1.07 per diluted common share, recorded for the first nine months of 2014. Exclusive of net gains on sales/calls of securities and certain nonrecurring expenses in 2015, adjusted net income for the first nine months of 2015 totaled $17.9 million*, or $1.25 per diluted common share*, compared to $15.5 million, or $1.07 per diluted common share, recorded for the first nine months of 2014.
     
  • Total revenues (net interest income plus noninterest income) for the third quarter of 2015 were $33.4 million, up $916,000, or 3%, over total revenues of $32.5 million for the same quarter one year ago. Total revenues for the first nine months of 2015 increased $6.6 million, or 7%, over the first nine months of 2014.
     
  • Return on average stockholders’ equity (ROE) was 7.03% for the third quarter of 2015 compared to 8.67% for the same period last year and to 6.21% the previous quarter. Exclusive of net gains on sales/calls of securities and merger-related expenses in the third quarter of 2015, adjusted ROE was 9.23%* for the quarter compared to 8.64% for the same period last year. ROE for the first nine months of 2015 was 7.28%, compared to 8.47% for the first nine months of 2014.  Exclusive of net gains on sales/calls of securities and certain nonrecurring expenses in 2015, adjusted ROE for the first nine months of 2015 was 8.88%* compared to 8.45% for the first nine months of 2014.
     
  • The Company’s net interest margin on a fully-taxable basis for the third quarter of 2015, was 3.64%, compared to 3.66% recorded in the previous quarter of 2015 and 3.57% for the third quarter of 2014. The Company’s deposit cost of funds for the third quarter was 0.27%, compared to 0.26% for the previous quarter and to 0.27% for the third quarter one year ago.
     
  • The provision for loan losses totaled $2.3 million for the third quarter of 2015, compared to $2.6 million for the previous quarter and compared to $2.1 million for the third quarter one year ago.  The provision for the first nine months of 2015 was $6.4 million, up $2.3 million, or 55%, over the first nine months of 2014.
     
  • Noninterest expenses for the third quarter of 2015 were $23.6 million, down $1.4 million, or 6%, from the previous quarter but up $1.2 million, or 5%, over the same quarter last year. Total noninterest expenses for the first nine months of 2015 were $72.4 million, up $4.2 million, or 6%, compared to the first nine months of 2014.

* Non-GAAP financial measure; please refer to the Statement Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures included in this document for an explanation of the Company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures and their reconciliation to GAAP measures.

  • The efficiency ratio for the third quarter of 2015 was 70.6% compared to 73.4% for the previous quarter and 68.9% for the third quarter of 2014.  Excluding net gains on sales/calls of securities and merger-related expenses, the Company’s adjusted efficiency ratio was 65.6%* for the third quarter of 2015 compared to 68.9% for the same period last year.  The recorded efficiency ratio for the first nine months of 2015 and 2014 was 71.7% and 72.2%, respectively.  Excluding net securities gains and certain nonrecurring expenses, the adjusted efficiency ratio for the first nine months of 2015 was 67.6%* compared to 72.3% for the same period in 2014.

Balance Sheet Highlights

  • Loan growth continues to be strong as net loans increased to $2.07 billion, up $181.9 million, or 10%, over the third quarter 2014.
     
  • Nonperforming assets were 1.42% of total assets at September 30, 2015, compared to 1.39% of total assets for the previous quarter and compared to 1.36% of total assets one year ago.
     
  • Total deposits at September 30, 2015 were $2.45 billion, up $113.6 million, or 5%, compared to same time last year.  Total core deposits grew $118.9 million, or 6%, over the past twelve months and totaled $2.28 billion at September 30, 2015.
     
  • Metro’s capital levels remain strong with a Tier 1 Leverage ratio of 9.34%, a common equity tier 1 ratio of 12.01% and a total risk-based capital ratio of 13.25%.
     
  • Stockholders’ equity totaled $277.6 million, or 9%, of total assets, at the end of the third quarter 2015, up $24.2 million, or 10%, over the past twelve months.  At September 30, 2015, the Company’s book value per common share was $19.57, up from $18.98 per common share at June 30, 2015 and up $1.81, or 10%, per common share over September 30, 2014.  The market price of Metro’s common stock increased by 21%, over the past twelve months from $24.25 per common share at September 30, 2014 to $29.39 per common share at September 30, 2015.

Income Statement Overview

  Three months ended
September 30,
  Nine months ended
September 30,
(dollars in thousands, except per share data) 2015   2014 % Change   2015   2014 % Change
Total revenues $ 33,400     $ 32,484   3 %   $ 101,029     $ 94,387   7 %
Provision for loan losses 2,250     2,100   7     6,350     4,100   55  
Total noninterest expenses 23,576     22,376   5     72,407     68,179   6  
Net income 4,815     5,501   (12 )   14,714     15,526   (5 )
Adjusted net income* 6,326     5,484   15     17,949     15,502   16  
Diluted net income per common share $ 0.33     $ 0.38   (13 )%   $ 1.02     $ 1.07   (5 )%
Adjusted diluted net income per common share* 0.44     0.38   16     1.25     1.07   17  
Cash dividends per common share 0.07           0.21        
Efficiency ratio 70.6 %   68.9 %     71.7 %   72.2 %  

Metro recorded net income of $4.8 million, or $0.33 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2015 compared to net income of $5.5 million, or $0.38 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2014.  Exclusive of net gains on sales/calls of securities and merger-related fees, adjusted net income was $6.3 million*, or $0.44 per diluted common share*, for the third quarter of 2015 compared to $5.5 million, or $0.38 per diluted common share, for the same period one year ago.

* Non-GAAP financial measure; please refer to the Statement Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures included in this document for an explanation of the Company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures and their reconciliation to GAAP measures.

Net income for the first nine months of 2015 was $14.7 million compared to $15.5 million recorded in the first nine months of 2014, down 5%.  Earnings per diluted common share for the first nine months of 2015 were $1.02 compared to $1.07 for the same period last year, a 5% decrease. Exclusive of net gains on sales/calls of securities and certain nonrecurring expenses in 2015, adjusted net income for the first nine months of 2015 totaled $17.9 million*, or $1.25 per diluted common share*, compared to $15.5 million, or $1.07 per diluted common share, recorded for the first nine months of 2014.

Total revenues (net interest income plus noninterest income) for the third quarter of 2015 were $33.4 million, up $916,000, or 3%, over the third quarter of 2014.  Total revenues for the first nine months of 2015 were $101.0 million, up $6.6 million, or 7%, over the first nine months of 2014.

Noninterest expenses for the quarter totaled $23.6 million, up $1.2 million, or  5%, compared to the same period in 2014. On a linked quarter basis, total noninterest expenses were down $1.4 million, or 6%, from the second quarter of 2015.  Total noninterest expenses for the first nine months of 2015 were $72.4 million, up $4.2 million, or 6%, over the same period last year.

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

Net interest income for the third quarter of 2015 totaled $25.9 million, up $1.1 million, or 4%, over the third quarter of 2014.  For the first nine months of 2015, net interest income totaled $77.6 million versus $72.2 million for the same period in 2014, a $5.4 million, or 7%, increase.

Average interest-earning assets for the third quarter of 2015 totaled $2.85 billion versus $2.83 billion for the previous quarter and were up $42.9 million, or 2%, over the third quarter of 2014. Average loans receivable increased by $200.2 million, or 11%, and average investment securities balances decreased by $157.3 million, or 17%, from the third quarter of last year.  Average interest-bearing deposits totaled $1.84 billion for the third quarter of 2015, up $111.5 million, or 6%, over the same period of 2014 and average noninterest-bearing deposits for the third quarter 2015 were $528.6 million, up $43.1 million, or 9%, over the third quarter last year.  Average interest-earning assets for the first nine months of 2015 totaled $2.85 billion versus $2.74 billion for the first nine months of 2014, an increase of $113.2 million, or 4%.

The net interest margin for the third quarter of 2015 was 3.58%, down 1 basis point (bp) from the 3.59% recorded for the previous quarter but up 9 bps over the 3.49% recorded in the third quarter one year ago. The net interest margin on a fully-taxable basis for the third quarter of 2015 was 3.64%, down 2 bps from the previous quarter but up 7 bps compared to the third quarter of 2014.

The net interest margin for the first nine months of 2015 was 3.60%, up 11 bps over the 3.49% recorded for the first nine months of 2014. On a fully-taxable basis, the net interest margin for the first nine months of 2015 was 3.67%, up 10 bps compared to 3.57% for the first nine months of 2014.

Metro’s deposit cost of funds for the third quarter of 2015 was 0.27%, compared to 0.26% for the previous quarter, and 0.27% for the third quarter one year ago. Metro’s deposit cost of funds for the first nine months of 2015 was 0.26% compared to 0.26% for the same period in 2014. The total cost of all funding sources for the third quarter of 2015 was 0.29%, compared to 0.28% the previous quarter and 0.32% for the same period in 2014.

* Non-GAAP financial measure; please refer to the Statement Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures included in this document for an explanation of the Company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures and their reconciliation to GAAP measures.

Change in Net Interest Income and Rate/Volume Analysis

The increase in net interest income on a fully tax-equivalent basis for the third quarter and for the first nine months of 2015 over the same periods of 2014 was primarily due to an increase in the level of interest-earning assets as shown in the table below.

(dollars in thousands)   Tax-equivalent net interest income
2015 vs. 2014   Volume
Change
Rate
Change
Total
Increase
%
Increase
 
3rd Quarter   $ 1,635   $ (664 ) $ 971     4 %  
Nine Months   $ 6,054   $ (882 ) $ 5,172     7 %  

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income for the third quarter of 2015 totaled $7.5 million, down $154,000, or 2%, from the third quarter one year ago. Gains on the sale of loans totaled $99,000 for the third quarter of 2015 versus $254,000 for the same period in 2014.

Noninterest income for the first nine months of 2015 increased $1.3 million, or 6%, over the first nine months of 2014.  Card, service charges and other noninterest income were $22.0 million, an increase of $365,000, or 2%, compared to the same period in 2014, while gains on sales of loans were $1.0 million for the first nine months of 2015 versus $528,000 for the first nine months of 2014, up 98%. Net gains on sales/calls of securities for the first nine months of 2015 were $428,000 compared to $37,000 for the first nine months of 2014. 

The breakdown of noninterest income for the third quarter and for the first nine months of 2015 and 2014, respectively, is shown in the table below:

  Three months ended
September 30,
  Nine months ended
September 30,
(dollars in thousands) 2015 2014 % Increase
(Decrease)
  2015 2014 % Increase
Card, service charges and other noninterest income $ 7,364   $ 7,349   %   $ 22,002   $ 21,637   2 %
Gains on sales of loans 99   254   (61 )   1,044   528   98  
Net gains on sales/calls of securities 12   26   (54 )   428   37   1,057  
Total noninterest income $ 7,475   $ 7,629   (2 )%   $ 23,474   $ 22,202   6 %

Noninterest Expenses

Noninterest expenses for the third quarter of 2015 were $23.6 million, down $1.4 million, or 6%, on a linked quarter basis, but up $1.2 million, or 5%, compared to the third quarter one year ago. Total noninterest expenses for the third quarter of 2015 included $1.7 million of merger-related costs which were primarily associated with investment banking, legal and consulting services utilized by Metro.  Excluding the merger-related costs, total noninterest expenses for the third quarter of 2015 were $21.9 million*, down $491,000, or 2%, compared to the same period in 2014. For the first nine months of 2015, noninterest expense totaled $72.4 million, up $4.2 million, or 6%, over $68.2 million recorded for the same period of 2014. Excluding the nonrecurring costs, total noninterest expenses for the first nine months of 2015 were $68.0 million*, down $141,000, compared to the same period in 2014.

* Non-GAAP financial measure; please refer to the Statement Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures included in this document for an explanation of the Company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures and their reconciliation to GAAP measures.

The breakdown of noninterest expenses for the third quarter and for the first nine months of 2015 and 2014, respectively, are shown in the table below:

  Three months ended
September 30,
  Nine months ended
September 30,
(dollars in thousands) 2015 2014 % Change   2015 2014 % Change
Salaries and employee benefits $ 10,481   $ 11,204   (6 )%   $ 33,444   $ 33,686   (1 )%
Occupancy and equipment 2,785   3,041   (8 )   9,380   9,644   (3 )
Advertising and marketing 432   519   (17 )   1,194   1,288   (7 )
Data processing 3,658   3,223   13     10,888   9,793   11  
Regulatory assessments and related costs 535   544   (2 )   1,658   1,697   (2 )
Loan expense 473   153   209     2,081   1,169   78  
Merger-related fees 1,691         1,691      
Professional services 300   371   (19 )   1,759   973   81  
Other expenses 3,221   3,321   (3 )   10,312   9,929   4  
Total noninterest expenses $ 23,576   $ 22,376   5 %   $ 72,407   $ 68,179   6 %

Balance Sheet

  As of September 30,  
(dollars in thousands) 2015 2014 %
 Increase
Total assets $ 2,966,160   $ 2,959,847   %
Total loans (net) 2,070,962   1,889,080   10  
Total deposits 2,445,487   2,331,849   5  
Total core deposits 2,279,211   2,160,287   6  
Total stockholders’ equity 277,598   253,362   10  

Lending

Gross loans receivable totaled $2.1 billion at September 30, 2015, an increase of $184.1 million, or 10%, over September 30, 2014.  The composition of the Company’s loan portfolio at September 30, 2015 and September 30, 2014 was as follows:

(dollars in thousands) September 30,
2015
% of
Total
  September 30,
2014
% of
Total
  $
 Change
%
Change
 
Commercial and industrial $ 607,084   29 %   $ 478,605   25 %   $ 128,479   27 %  
Commercial tax-exempt 58,999   3     75,986   4     (16,987 ) (22 )  
Owner occupied real estate 315,555   15     312,032   16     3,523   1    
Commercial construction and land development 140,135   7     122,314   6     17,821   15    
Commercial real estate 639,135   30     594,004   31     45,131   8    
Residential 119,083   6     107,707   6     11,376   11    
Consumer 217,713   10     222,972   12     (5,259 ) (2 )  
Gross loans receivable $ 2,097,704   100 %   $ 1,913,620   100 %   $ 184,084   10 %  

The Company experienced loan growth in every major category over the past twelve months except for consumer loans and commercial tax-exempt loans which represent the smallest segment of Metro’s loan portfolio.

Asset Quality

The Company’s asset quality ratios are shown below:

  Quarter ended
  September 30,
2015
  June 30,
2015
  September 30,
2014
 
Nonperforming assets/total assets 1.42 %   1.39 %   1.36 %  
Net loan charge-offs (annualized)/average total loans 0.26 %   0.49 %   0.39 %  
Allowance for loan losses/total loans 1.27 %   1.25 %   1.28 %  
Nonperforming loan coverage 74 %   72 %   74 %  
Nonperforming assets/capital and allowance for loan losses 14 %   14 %   15 %  

Nonperforming loans totaled $36.2 million at September 30, 2015, an increase of $384,000 from June 30, 2015, while foreclosed asset balances decreased by $83,000 to $5.9 million during the same period.  Compared to September 30, 2014, nonperforming loans at September 20, 2015 increased $3.0 million, or 9%, and foreclosed assets decreased $1.3 million, or 18%.

Total nonperforming assets increased during the third quarter of 2015 by $301,000, or 1%, to $42.1 million, or 1.42%, of total assets at September 30, 2015, compared to $41.8 million, or 1.39%, of total assets at June 30, 2015. Nonperforming assets were up $1.8 million, or 4%, over the past year,  compared to $40.3 million, or 1.36% of total assets at September 30, 2014.

At September 30, 2015, foreclosed assets totaling $1.9 million were under contract to be sold with no additional net loss to the Company expected.

Net loan charge-offs totaled $1.4 million, or 0.26%, of average loans outstanding for the third quarter of 2015, and were comprised of $1.5 million in gross loan charge-offs offset partially by $99,000 in recoveries. Net loan charge-offs for the third quarter of 2014 totaled $1.8 million, or 0.39%, of average loans outstanding. Total net loan charge-offs for the first nine months of 2015 were $4.6 million, or 0.30%, of average loans outstanding compared to $2.7 million, or 0.20%, for the first nine months of 2014.

The Company recorded a provision for loan losses of $2.3 million for the third quarter of 2015 as compared to $2.6 million for the previous quarter and $2.1 million recorded in the third quarter of 2014. The allowance for loan losses (allowance or ALL) totaled $26.7 million as of September 30, 2015, compared to $25.9 million at June 30, 2015 and $24.5 million at September 30, 2014. The allowance represented 1.27% of gross loans outstanding at September 30, 2015, compared to 1.25% at June 30, 2015 and 1.28% at September 30, 2014.

Deposits

The Company’s deposit balances at September 30, 2015 were $2.45 billion, compared to total deposits of $2.33 billion one year ago.   

The change in core deposits over the past twelve months by type of account is as follows:

  As of September 30,        
(dollars in thousands) 2015   2014   %
Change
  3rd Quarter 2015
Cost of Funds
Demand noninterest-bearing $ 541,060     $ 494,082     10 %   0.00 %
Interest checking and money market 1,091,262     1,074,399     2     0.27  
Savings 512,001     459,526     11     0.27  
Subtotal 2,144,323     2,028,007     6     0.20  
Time 134,888     132,280     2     1.16  
Total core deposits $ 2,279,211     $ 2,160,287     6 %   0.26 %

Total core deposits, excluding time deposits, increased $116.3 million, or 6%, over the past twelve months. The cost of core deposits, excluding time deposits, during the third quarter of 2015 was 0.20% unchanged from both the previous quarter and the third quarter of 2014.  The cost of total core deposits for the third quarter of 2015 was 0.26%, up 1 bp from the previous quarter and the same as the third quarter of 2014.

Change in total core deposits by type of customer was as follows:

  September 30, % of   September 30, % of   %  
(dollars in thousands) 2015 Total   2014 Total   Change  
Consumer $ 1,037,014   45 %   $ 985,608   46 %   5 %  
Commercial 789,112   35     722,504   33     9    
Government 453,085   20     452,175   21        
Total $ 2,279,211   100 %   $ 2,160,287   100 %   6 %  

Total consumer core deposits increased by $51.4 million, or 5%, and total commercial core deposits grew by $66.6 million, or 9%, over the past twelve months.

Investments

At September 30, 2015, the Company’s investment portfolio totaled $727.0 million, down $38.2 million, or 5%, on a linked quarter basis and down $160.5 million, or 18%, compared to September 30, 2014. The Company continues to redirect regular monthly cash flows from its investment portfolio into higher yield loan growth at this time. Detailed below is information regarding the composition and characteristics of the portfolio at September 30, 2015:

Product description Available
for sale
  Held to
maturity
  Total  
(dollars in thousands)            
U.S. Government agency securities $ 33,694     $ 139,139     $ 172,833    
Mortgage-backed securities:            
Residential mortgage-backed securities 55,123     11,674     66,797    
Agency collateralized mortgage obligations 282,661     164,865     447,526    
Municipal securities 30,132     9,700     39,832    
Total $ 401,610     $ 325,378     $ 726,988    
Duration (in years) 4.6     4.3     4.5    
Average life (in years) 5.1     5.0     5.1    
Quarterly average yield (annualized) 2.27 %   2.50 %   2.37 %  

At September 30, 2015, the after-tax unrealized loss on the Company’s available for sale portfolio was $1.6 million, as compared to an after-tax unrealized loss of $3.9 million at December 31, 2014 and compared to an after-tax unrealized loss of $10.1 million at September 30, 2014.

Capital

Stockholders’ equity at September 30, 2015 totaled $277.6 million, compared to $253.4 million at September 30, 2014. Return on average stockholders’ equity (ROE) for the third quarter of 2015 was 7.03%, compared to 6.21% for the previous quarter and 8.67% for the third quarter last year. Exclusive of net gains on sales/calls of securities and merger-related fees, adjusted ROE was 9.23%* for the third quarter of 2015 compared to 8.64% for the same period last year.  ROE for the first nine months of 2015 was 7.28%, compared to 8.47% for the first half of 2014. Exclusive of net gains on sales/calls of securities and certain nonrecurring expenses during 2015, adjusted ROE for the first nine months of 2015 was 8.88%* compared to 8.45% for the first nine months of 2014.

The Company’s capital ratios at September 30, 2015 and 2014 were as follows:

  9/30/2015 9/30/2014 Regulatory
guidelines “well
capitalized”
Leverage ratio 9.34 % 8.96 % 5.00 %
CET1 12.01   n/a 6.50  
Tier 1 (risk-based) 12.06   12.42   8.00  
Total capital (risk-based) 13.25   13.58   10.00  

Both the Company and its subsidiary bank continue to maintain strong capital ratios and are well capitalized under various regulatory capital guidelines as required by federal banking agencies.

At September 30, 2015, the Company’s book value per common share was $19.57, compared to $17.76 one year ago, up 10%.

The market price of the Company’s common stock increased by 21% from $24.25 per common share at September 30, 2014 to $29.39 per common share at September 30, 2015.

* Non-GAAP financial measure; please refer to the Statement Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures included in this document for an explanation of the Company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures and their reconciliation to GAAP measures.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, which we refer to as the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which we refer to as the Exchange Act, with respect to the financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, future performance and business of Metro Bancorp, Inc. These forward-looking statements are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for “forward-looking statements” provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are those that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements include statements with respect to our beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various factors (some of which are beyond our control). The words “may,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

While we believe our plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions as reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable based on the information available to us at the time, we can give no assurance that any of them will be achieved. You should understand that various factors, in addition to those discussed elsewhere in this document, could affect our future results and could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, including:

  • the inability to complete the proposed merger with FNB, including obtaining regulatory approvals, in a timely manner or at all;
     
  • the possibility that any of the anticipated benefits of the proposed merger will not be realized;
     
  • the effect of the announcement of the merger on Metro’s, FNB’s or the combined company’s respective business relationships, operating results and business generally;
     
  • diversion of management’s attention from ongoing business operations and opportunities;
     
  • difficulties and delays in integrating Metro’s businesses with those of FNB;
     
  • the effects of and changes in, trade, monetary and fiscal policies, including in particular interest rate policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, including the duration of such policies;
     
  • general economic or business conditions, either nationally, regionally or in the communities in which we do business, may be less favorable than expected, resulting in, among other things, a deterioration in credit quality and loan performance or a reduced demand for credit;
     
  • federal budget and tax negotiations and their effects on economic and business conditions in general and our customers in particular;
     
  • the federal government’s inability to reach a deal to permanently raise the debt ceiling and the potential negative results on economic and business conditions;
     
  • the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) and other changes in laws and regulations affecting the financial services industry (including laws concerning taxes, banking, securities and insurance as well as enhanced expectations of regulators);
     
  • possible impacts of the capital and liquidity requirements of the Basel III standards as implemented or to be implemented by the Federal Reserve and other US regulators, as well as other regulatory pronouncements and prudential standards;
     
  • changes in regulatory policies on positions relating to capital distributions;
     
  • our ability to generate sufficient earnings to justify capital distributions;
     
  • continued effects of the aftermath of recessionary conditions and the impacts on the economy in general and our customers in particular, including adverse impacts on loan utilization rates as well as delinquencies, defaults and customers’ ability to meet credit obligations;
     
  • our ability to manage current levels of impaired assets;
     
  • continued levels of loan volume origination;
     
  • the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses or any provisions;
     
  • the views and actions of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding consumer credit protection laws and regulations;
     
  • changes resulting from legislative and regulatory actions with respect to the current economic and financial industry environment;
     
  • changes in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) deposit fund and the associated premiums that banks pay to the fund;
     
  • interest rate, market and monetary fluctuations;
     
  • the results of the regulatory examination and supervision process;
     
  • unanticipated regulatory or legal proceedings and liabilities and other costs;
     
  • compliance with laws and regulatory requirements of federal, state and local agencies, including regulatory expectations regarding enhanced compliance programs;
     
  • our ability to continue to grow our business internally or through acquisitions and successful integration of new or acquired entities while controlling costs;
     
  • deposit flows;
     
  • the inability to achieve anticipated cost savings in the amount of time expected, and the emergence of unexpected offsetting costs in the compliance or risk management areas or otherwise;
     
  • changes in consumer spending and saving habits relative to the financial services we provide;
     
  • the ability to hedge certain risks economically and effectively;
     
  • the loss of key officers or other personnel;
     
  • changes in accounting principles, policies and guidelines as may be adopted by the regulatory agencies, as well as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and other accounting standards setters;
     
  • the timely development of competitive new products and services by us and the acceptance of such products and services by customers;
     
  • the willingness of customers to substitute competitors’ products and services for our products and services and vice versa, based on price, quality, relationship or otherwise;
     
  • other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors affecting the Company’s operations, pricing, products and services;
     
  • rapidly changing technology;
     
  • our continued relationships with major customers;
     
  • the effect of terrorist attacks and threats of actual war;
     
  • interruption or breach in security of our information systems, including cyber-attacks, resulting in failures or disruptions in customer account management, general ledger processing and loan or deposit systems or disclosure of confidential information;
     
  • our ability to maintain compliance with the exchange rules of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.;
     
  • our ability to maintain the value and image of our brand and protect our intellectual property rights;
     
  • disruptions due to flooding, severe weather or other natural disasters or Acts of God; and
     
  • our success at managing the risks involved in the foregoing.

Because such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. The foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these factors or any of our forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this document or, in the case of documents incorporated by reference, the dates of those documents. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of us except as required by applicable law.

Management considers subsequent events occurring after the balance sheet date for matters which may require adjustment to, or disclosure in, the consolidated financial statements.  The review period for subsequent events extends up to and including the filing date of a public company’s consolidated financial statements when filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Accordingly, the financial information in this announcement is subject to change.  The statements are valid only as of the date hereof and the Company disclaims any obligation to update this information.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval.  This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed merger between FNB and Metro.  In connection with the proposed merger, FNB has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC, containing a preliminary joint proxy statement of Metro and FNB and a preliminary prospectus of FNB.  The final joint proxy statement/prospectus will be delivered to Metro’s and FNB’s shareholders. This communication is not a substitute for the registration statement, definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus or any other documents that FNB or Metro may file with the SEC or send to shareholders in connection with the proposed merger.  SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, INCLUDING THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER.

Shareholders will be able to obtain copies of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC (when available) free of charge at the SEC’s website, http://www.sec.gov.  In addition, investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents FNB has filed with the SEC by contacting James Orie, Chief Legal Officer,  F.N.B. Corporation, One F.N.B. Boulevard, Hermitage, PA 16148, telephone: (724) 983-3317; and free copies of the documents Metro has filed with the SEC by contacting Investor Relations (Sherry Richart), Metro Bancorp, Inc., 3801 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111, telephone: (717) 412-6301.

Participants in Solicitation

FNB, Metro and their respective directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed merger. Information about the directors and executive officers of FNB is set forth in the proxy statement for FNB’s 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 1, 2015, and FNB’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which was filed with the SEC on February 27, 2015.  Information about the directors and executive officers of Metro is set forth in the proxy statement for Metro’s 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on May 22, 2015, and Metro’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2014, filed on March 16, 2015 and April 30, 2015, respectively.  Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials filed with the SEC.  You may obtain free copies of these documents as described above.

Statement Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This document contains supplemental financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The tables that follow present reconciliations of certain non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. These reconciliations exclude certain nonrecurring charges incurred during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, which the Company believes do not reflect the operating performance of the Company during those periods. These nonrecurring charges include (1) merger-related fees during the third quarter of 2015 (which will continue to be incurred through the first quarter of 2016, when the merger is planned to occur), (2) stock-based compensation expense related to the immediate vesting of all outstanding employee stock options during the second quarter of 2015, (3) a write-off during the second quarter of 2015 of pre-construction costs related to a terminated land lease agreement for a planned future store, and (4) accelerated depreciation expense recognized during the first half of 2015 due to closing two stores. There have not been similar nonrecurring charges within the prior two years and, based on current information, the Company believes the nature of each nonrecurring charge is such that it is not reasonably likely to recur within two years. Additionally, these reconciliations exclude net gains from the sales/calls of securities for all periods presented. The Company’s management uses these non-GAAP measures to evaluate the performance of the Company and believes this presentation also increases the comparability of period-to-period results.

The Company believes these non-GAAP measures, in addition to GAAP measures, provide useful information for investors to evaluate the Company’s results. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered a substitute for GAAP measures, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP measures that may be presented by other companies.

  Three months ended
September 30,
  Nine months ended
September 30,
(in thousands, except per share amounts) 2015 2014   2015 2014
Adjusted net income reconciliation:          
Net income $ 4,815   $ 5,501     $ 14,714   $ 15,526  
Nonrecurring charges, net of tax:          
Merger-related fees(1) 1,519       1,519    
Accelerated vesting of employee stock options(1)       1,179    
Accelerated depreciation expense for two store closures(1)       491    
Pre-construction costs of cancelled planned store(1)       324    
Total nonrecurring charges, net of tax 1,519       3,513    
Net gains on sales/calls of securities, net of tax(1) (8 ) (17 )   (278 ) (24 )
Adjusted net income(2) $ 6,326   $ 5,484     $ 17,949   $ 15,502  
           
Adjusted diluted net income per common share reconciliation:          
Diluted net income per common share $ 0.33   $ 0.38     $ 1.02   $ 1.07  
Nonrecurring charges, net of tax:          
Merger-related fees(1) 0.11       0.11    
Accelerated vesting of employee stock options(1)       0.09    
Accelerated depreciation expense for two store closures(1)       0.03    
Pre-construction costs of cancelled planned store(1)       0.02    
Total nonrecurring charges, net of tax 0.11       0.25    
Net gains on sales/calls of securities, net of tax(1)       (0.02 )  
Adjusted diluted net income per common share(2) $ 0.44   $ 0.38     $ 1.25   $ 1.07  
           
Adjusted operating efficiency ratio reconciliation:          
Total revenues $ 33,400   $ 32,484     $ 101,029   $ 94,387  
Net gains on sales/calls of securities, pretax (12 ) (26 )   (428 ) (37 )
Adjusted total revenues(2) $ 33,388   $ 32,458     $ 100,601   $ 94,350  
Total noninterest expenses $ 23,576   $ 22,376     $ 72,407   $ 68,179  
Nonrecurring charges, pretax:          
Merger-related fees (1,691 )     (1,691 )  
Accelerated vesting of employee stock options       (1,424 )  
Accelerated depreciation expense for two store closures       (755 )  
Pre-construction costs of cancelled planned store       (499 )  
Total nonrecurring charges, pretax (1,691 )     (4,369 )  
Adjusted total noninterest expenses(2) $ 21,885   $ 22,376     $ 68,038   $ 68,179  
Adjusted operating efficiency ratio(2) 65.55 % 68.94 %   67.63 % 72.26 %
           
Adjusted return on average assets reconciliation:          
Adjusted net income(2) $ 6,326   $ 5,484     $ 17,949   $ 15,502  
Average assets 2,982,005   2,927,935     2,981,740   2,852,823  
Adjusted return on average assets(2) 0.84 % 0.74 %   0.80 % 0.73 %
           
Adjusted return on average stockholders’ equity reconciliation:          
Adjusted net income(2) $ 6,326   $ 5,484     $ 17,949   $ 15,502  
Average stockholders’ equity 271,866   251,682     270,250   245,214  
Adjusted return on average stockholders’ equity(2) 9.23 % 8.64 %   8.88 % 8.45 %

(1) Assumes a 35% tax rate. Merger-related fees resulted in a pretax expense of $1.7 million during the third quarter of 2015, of which $1.2 million is not deductible for federal tax purposes. The accelerated vesting of employee stock options resulted in a pretax expense of $1.4 million during the second quarter of 2015, $724,000 of which is not deductible for federal tax purposes.
(2) Non-GAAP measure.

Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Selected Consolidated Financial Data
                     
  At or for the   For the
  Three months ended   Nine months ended
  September 30, June
30,
  % September
30,
%   September 30, September 30, %
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) 2015 2015   Change 2014 Change   2015 2014 Change
Income Statement Data:                    
Net interest income $ 25,925   $ 25,569     1 % $ 24,855   4 %   $ 77,555   $ 72,185   7 %
Provision for loan losses 2,250   2,600     (13 ) 2,100   7     6,350   4,100   55  
Noninterest income 7,475   8,434     (11 ) 7,629   (2 )   23,474   22,202   6  
Total revenues 33,400   34,003     (2 ) 32,484   3     101,029   94,387   7  
Noninterest expenses 23,576   24,954     (6 ) 22,376   5     72,407   68,179   6  
Net income 4,815   4,177     15   5,501   (12 )   14,714   15,526   (5 )
Per Common Share Data:                    
Net  income per common share:                    
Basic $ 0.34   $ 0.29     17 % $ 0.39   (13 )%   $ 1.04   $ 1.09   (5 )%
Diluted 0.33   0.29     14   0.38   (13 )   1.02   1.07   (5 )
Cash dividends per common share 0.07   0.07             0.21      
Book value 19.57   18.98     3   17.76   10          
Weighted-average common shares outstanding (in thousands):                    
Basic 14,067   14,112       14,201       14,116   14,182    
Diluted 14,350   14,373       14,442       14,381   14,391    
Balance Sheet Data:                    
Total assets $ 2,966,160   $ 3,001,357     (1 )% $ 2,959,847   %        
Loans receivable (net) 2,070,962   2,044,570     1   1,889,080   10          
Allowance for loan losses 26,742   25,871     3   24,540   9          
Investment securities 726,988   765,232     (5 ) 887,515   (18 )        
Total deposits 2,445,487   2,368,688     3   2,331,849   5          
Core deposits 2,279,211   2,188,381     4   2,160,287   6          
Stockholders’ equity 277,598   266,981     4   253,362   10          
Capital:                    
Total stockholders’ equity to assets 9.36 % 8.90 %     8.56 %          
Leverage ratio 9.34   9.20       8.96            
Risk-based capital ratios:                    
CET1 12.01   11.82       n/a          
Tier 1 12.06   11.86       12.42            
Total Capital 13.25   13.02       13.58            
Performance Ratios:                    
Deposit cost of funds 0.27 % 0.26 %     0.27 %     0.26 % 0.26 %  
Cost of funds 0.29   0.28       0.32       0.28   0.31    
Net interest margin 3.58   3.59       3.49       3.60   3.49    
Return on average assets 0.64   0.57       0.75       0.66   0.73    
Return on average stockholders’ equity 7.03   6.21       8.67       7.28   8.47    
Asset Quality:                    
Net charge-offs (annualized) to average loans outstanding 0.26 % 0.49 %     0.39 %     0.30 % 0.20 %  
Nonperforming assets to total period-end assets 1.42   1.39       1.36            
Allowance for loan losses to total period-end loans 1.27   1.25       1.28            
Allowance for loan losses to period-end nonperforming loans 74   72       74            
Nonperforming assets to capital and allowance for loan losses 14   14       15            

Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
       
  September 30,   December 31,
  2015   2014
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts) (Unaudited)    
       
Assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 47,995     $ 42,832  
Securities, available for sale at fair value 401,610     528,038  
Securities, held to maturity at cost (fair value 2015: $326,410;  2014: $319,923) 325,378     324,994  
Loans, held for sale 5,380     4,996  
Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses (allowance 2015: $26,742; 2014: $24,998) 2,070,962     1,973,536  
Restricted investments in bank stock 11,775     15,223  
Premises and equipment, net 72,640     75,182  
Other assets 30,420     32,771  
Total assets $ 2,966,160     $ 2,997,572  
       
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity      
Deposits:      
Noninterest-bearing $ 541,060     $ 478,724  
Interest-bearing 1,904,427     1,901,948  
Total deposits 2,445,487     2,380,672  
Short-term borrowings 200,295     333,475  
Long-term debt 25,000      
Other liabilities 17,780     17,902  
Total liabilities 2,688,562     2,732,049  
Stockholders’ Equity:      
Preferred stock – Series A noncumulative; $10.00 par value; $1,000 aggregate liquidation preference;      
(1,000,000 shares authorized; 40,000 shares issued and outstanding) 400     400  
Common stock – $1.00 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized;      
(issued shares 2015: 14,434,329; 2014: 14,232,844; outstanding shares 2015: 14,133,129; 2014: 14,220,544) 14,434     14,233  
Surplus 165,886     160,588  
Retained earnings 106,180     94,496  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,571 )   (3,875 )
Treasury stock, at cost (common shares 2015: 301,200; 2014: 12,300) (7,731 )   (319 )
Total stockholders’ equity 277,598     265,523  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 2,966,160     $ 2,997,572  

Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries              
Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)              
               
  Three months ended   Nine months ended
  September 30,   September 30,
(in thousands, except per share amounts) 2015   2014   2015   2014
Interest Income              
Loans receivable, including fees:              
Taxable $ 22,767     $ 20,761     $ 66,494     $ 59,909  
Tax-exempt 627     824     2,036     2,519  
Securities:              
Taxable 4,238     5,187     13,945     15,251  
Tax-exempt 240     229     721     610  
Total interest income 27,872     27,001     83,196     78,289  
Interest Expense              
Deposits 1,603     1,490     4,710     4,325  
Short-term borrowings 259     331     693     840  
Long-term debt 85     325     238     939  
Total interest expense 1,947     2,146     5,641     6,104  
Net interest income 25,925     24,855     77,555     72,185  
Provision for loan losses 2,250     2,100     6,350     4,100  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 23,675     22,755     71,205     68,085  
Noninterest Income              
Card, service charges and other noninterest income 7,364     7,349     22,002     21,637  
Net gains on sales of loans 99     254     1,044     528  
Net gains on sales/call of securities 12     26     428     37  
Total noninterest income 7,475     7,629     23,474     22,202  
Noninterest Expenses              
Salaries and employee benefits 10,481     11,204     33,444     33,686  
Occupancy and equipment 2,785     3,041     9,380     9,644  
Advertising and marketing 432     519     1,194     1,288  
Data processing 3,658     3,223     10,888     9,793  
Regulatory assessments and related costs 535     544     1,658     1,697  
Loan expense 473     153     2,081     1,169  
Merger-related fees 1,691         1,691      
Professional services 300     371     1,759     973  
Other 3,221     3,321     10,312     9,929  
Total noninterest expenses 23,576     22,376     72,407     68,179  
Income before taxes 7,574     8,008     22,272     22,108  
Provision for federal income taxes 2,759     2,507     7,558     6,582  
Net income $ 4,815     $ 5,501     $ 14,714     $ 15,526  
Net Income per Common Share              
Basic $ 0.34     $ 0.39     $ 1.04     $ 1.09  
Diluted 0.33     0.38     1.02     1.07  
Cash Dividends per Common Share 0.07         0.21      
Average Common and Common Equivalent Shares Outstanding              
Basic 14,067     14,201     14,116     14,182  
Diluted 14,350     14,442     14,381     14,391  

Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries Average Balances and Net Interest Income
(Unaudited)
                               
                     
  Three months ended Nine months ended
  September 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 September 30, 2014 September 30, 2015 September 30, 2014
  Average   Avg. Average   Avg. Average   Avg. Average   Avg. Average   Avg.
(dollars in thousands) Balance Interest Rate Balance Interest Rate Balance Interest Rate Balance Interest Rate Balance Interest Rate
Assets                              
Investment securities:                              
Taxable $ 726,097   $ 4,238   2.33 % $ 738,552   $ 4,362   2.36 % $ 885,232   $ 5,187   2.34 % $ 759,123   $ 13,945   2.45 % $ 873,251   $ 15,251   2.33 %
Tax-exempt 39,694   370   3.73   39,692   370   3.73   37,869   353   3.73   39,692   1,110   3.73   33,271   939   3.76  
Total securities 765,791   4,608   2.41   778,244   4,732   2.43   923,101   5,540   2.40   798,815   15,055   2.51   906,522   16,190   2.38  
Total loans 2,085,290   23,731   4.47   2,048,652   23,171   4.49   1,885,057   22,027   4.59   2,051,953   69,626   4.49   1,831,028   63,782   4.61  
Total interest-earning assets 2,851,081   $ 28,339   3.91 % 2,826,896   $ 27,903   3.92 % 2,808,158   $ 27,567   3.87 % 2,850,768   $ 84,681   3.93 % 2,737,550   $ 79,972   3.87 %
Allowance for loan losses (25,986 )     (25,920 )     (24,071 )     (25,773 )     (24,126 )    
Other noninterest earning assets 156,910       158,235       143,848       156,745       139,399      
Total assets $ 2,982,005       $ 2,959,211       $ 2,927,935       $ 2,981,740       $ 2,852,823      
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity                              
Interest-bearing deposits:                              
  Regular savings $ 521,504   $ 360   0.27 % $ 543,196   $ 372   0.27 % $ 461,451   $ 323   0.28 % $ 532,645   $ 1,095   0.27 % $ 462,189   $ 978   0.28 %
  Interest checking and money market 1,014,035   677   0.27   1,019,471   667   0.26   977,220   662   0.27   1,021,142   2,021   0.26   970,602   1,960   0.27  
  Time deposits 133,210   391   1.16   132,235   365   1.11   129,524   363   1.11   131,388   1,111   1.13   126,740   1,011   1.07  
  Public time and other noncore deposits 172,781   175   0.40   178,360   156   0.35   161,861   142   0.35   175,826   483   0.37   154,914   376   0.32  
Total interest-bearing deposits 1,841,530   1,603   0.35   1,873,262   1,560   0.33   1,730,056   1,490   0.34   1,861,001   4,710   0.34   1,714,445   4,325   0.34  
Short-term borrowings 295,301   259   0.34   238,083   195   0.32   428,440   331   0.30   283,023   693   0.32   391,132   840   0.28  
Long-term debt 25,000   85   1.32   25,000   83   1.32   14,941   325   8.71   23,718   238   1.32   15,511   939   8.07  
Total interest-bearing liabilities 2,161,831   $ 1,947   0.36 % 2,136,345   $ 1,838   0.34 % 2,173,437   $ 2,146   0.39 % 2,167,742   $ 5,641   0.35 % 2,121,088   $ 6,104   0.38 %
Demand deposits (noninterest-bearing) 528,630       532,252       485,564       523,412       469,578      
Other liabilities 19,678       20,903       17,252       20,336       16,943      
Total liabilities 2,710,139       2,689,500       2,676,253       2,711,490       2,607,609      
Stockholders’ equity 271,866       269,711       251,682       270,250       245,214      
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 2,982,005       $ 2,959,211       $ 2,927,935       $ 2,981,740       $ 2,852,823      
                               
Net interest income and margin on a tax-equivalent basis   $ 26,392   3.64 %   $ 26,065   3.66 %   $ 25,421   3.57 %   $ 79,040   3.67 %   $ 73,868   3.57 %
Tax-exempt adjustment   467       496       566       1,485       1,683    
Net interest income and margin   $ 25,925   3.58 %   $ 25,569   3.59 %   $ 24,855   3.49 %   $ 77,555   3.60 %   $ 72,185   3.49 %

Securities include securities available for sale, securities held to maturity and restricted investments in bank stock. Securities available for sale are carried at amortized cost for purposes of calculating the average rate received on taxable securities. Yields on tax-exempt securities and loans are computed on a tax-equivalent basis, assuming a 35% tax rate.

Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries          
Summary of Allowance for Loan Losses and Other Related Data      
(Unaudited)          
           
  Three months ended Nine months ended Year ended
  September 30, September 30, December 31,
(dollars in thousands) 2015 2014 2015 2014 2014
           
Balance at beginning of period $ 25,871   $ 24,271   $ 24,998   $ 23,110   $ 23,110  
Provisions charged to operating expenses 2,250   2,100   6,350   4,100   6,750  
  28,121   26,371   31,348   27,210   29,860  
Recoveries of loans previously charged-off:          
  Commercial and industrial 53   137   160   1,386   1,468  
  Commercial tax-exempt          
  Owner occupied real estate   24   3   310   325  
  Commercial construction and land development   34   2   245   546  
  Commercial real estate 12   2   29   176   203  
  Residential 17     19   20   20  
  Consumer 17   58   44   97   248  
Total recoveries 99   255   257   2,234   2,810  
Loans charged-off:          
  Commercial and industrial (1,321 ) (300 ) (3,246 ) (1,155 ) (1,754 )
  Commercial tax-exempt          
  Owner occupied real estate   (187 ) (118 ) (383 ) (775 )
  Commercial construction and land development   (754 )   (1,293 ) (1,293 )
  Commercial real estate (16 ) (355 ) (711 ) (1,071 ) (1,105 )
  Residential (23 ) (38 ) (106 ) (340 ) (1,466 )
  Consumer (118 ) (452 ) (682 ) (662 ) (1,279 )
Total charged-off (1,478 ) (2,086 ) (4,863 ) (4,904 ) (7,672 )
Net charge-offs (1,379 ) (1,831 ) (4,606 ) (2,670 ) (4,862 )
Balance at end of period $ 26,742   $ 24,540   $ 26,742   $ 24,540   $ 24,998  
Net charge-offs (annualized) as a percentage of average loans outstanding 0.26 % 0.39 % 0.30 % 0.20 % 0.26 %
Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of period-end loans 1.27 % 1.28 % 1.27 % 1.28 % 1.25 %

Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries          
Summary of Nonperforming Loans and Assets        
(Unaudited)          
           
The following table presents information regarding nonperforming loans and assets as of September 30, 2015 and for the preceding four quarters (dollar amounts in thousands).
           
  September 30, June 30, March 31, December 31, September 30,
  2015 2015 2015 2014 2014
Nonperforming Assets          
Nonaccrual loans:          
  Commercial and industrial $ 10,850   $ 11,985   $ 12,375   $ 11,634   $ 7,974  
  Commercial tax-exempt          
  Owner occupied real estate 9,290   7,720   6,210   7,416   6,954  
  Commercial construction and land development 3,017   3,226   3,241   3,228   3,254  
  Commercial real estate 6,722   6,384   6,362   5,824   6,407  
  Residential 5,133   5,336   4,971   4,987   6,157  
  Consumer 1,200   1,177   1,573   1,877   2,421  
  Total nonaccrual loans 36,212   35,828   34,732   34,966   33,167  
Loans past due 90 days or more and still accruing       445   8  
  Total nonperforming loans 36,212   35,828   34,732   35,411   33,175  
Foreclosed assets 5,898   5,981   7,937   7,681   7,162  
Total nonperforming assets $ 42,110   $ 41,809   $ 42,669   $ 43,092   $ 40,337  
           
Troubled Debt Restructurings (TDRs)          
Nonaccruing TDRs (included in nonaccrual loans above) $ 14,938   $ 15,667   $ 16,272   $ 15,030   $ 12,495  
Accruing TDRs 10,608   10,653   10,627   10,712   10,791  
Total TDRs $ 25,546   $ 26,320   $ 26,899   $ 25,742   $ 23,286  
           
Nonperforming loans to total loans 1.73 % 1.73 % 1.73 % 1.77 % 1.73 %
           
Nonperforming assets to total assets 1.42 % 1.39 % 1.43 % 1.44 % 1.36 %
           
Nonperforming loan coverage 74 % 72 % 74 % 71 % 74 %
           
Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total period-end loans 1.27 % 1.25 % 1.29 % 1.25 % 1.28 %
           
Nonperforming assets / capital plus allowance for loan losses 14 % 14 % 14 % 15 % 15 %

 

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Gary L. Nalbandian
Chairman/President

Mark A. Zody  
Chief Financial Officer

(717) 412-6301

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