Bridge Bancorp, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y., Oct. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bridge Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BDGE), the parent company of The Bridgehampton National Bank (“BNB”), today announced its results for the third quarter of 2015 and reported core net income and core earnings per share of $8.5 million and $.49 per share, respectively.  Core net income excludes $.8 million in costs, net of income taxes, associated with the June 19, 2015 acquisition of Community National Bank (“CNB”) and a $.2 million gain on sale of loans, net of income taxes.  Net income and earnings per share inclusive of these items was $7.9 million and $.45 per share, respectively. Highlights of the Company’s financial results for the quarter reflect the CNB acquisition and include: 

  • Record core net income of $8.5 million and $.49 per share, a 75% increase in core net income over September 2014.
     
  • Returns on average assets and equity utilizing core net income were .98% and 10.00% in 2015 compared to .89% and 10.82%, respectively in September 2014.
     
  • Net interest income increased $11.7 million to $29.1 million, with a net interest margin of 3.71%.
     
  • Total assets of $3.5 billion at September 30, 2015, 58% higher than September 2014.
     
  • Loans of $2.3 billion, an increase of $1.1 billion or 85%, compared to September 2014.  
  • Deposits of $2.9 billion, $1.1 billion or 61% higher than September 2014.  
  • Continued solid asset quality metrics and reserve coverage.  
     
  • Successful completion of the sale of $80 million of subordinated debentures.
     
  • All capital ratios exceed the fully phased in requirements of Basel III.
     
  • Declared a dividend of $.23 during the quarter.

“The results of our Company’s first full quarter following the acquisition of CNB exhibit both the benefits of the transaction and positive impact of continued strong organic growth. Our record net interest income and net income reflects the successful integration of the CNB operations, the recognition of expected cost saves and growth in legacy markets,” commented Kevin M. O’Connor, President and CEO of Bridge Bancorp, Inc.

“Our larger balance sheet with assets over $3.5 billion at September 2015, has allowed the Company to gain operating leverage resulting in greater profitability.  Additionally, in September 2015, we sold $80 million in subordinated debentures to support future growth of the Company,” noted Mr. O’Connor.

Net Earnings and Returns

Net income for the quarter was $7.9 million or $.45 per share, while core net income was $8.5 million or $.49 per share. This compares to net income of $4.9 million or $.42 per share for the quarter ended September 2014.  Additionally, third quarter 2015 earnings per share reflect the impact of the 5.6 million shares issued on June 19, 2015 in connection with the CNB acquisition.  Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 includes $.8 million of costs, net of income taxes, associated with the CNB acquisition, and a gain on the sale of loans, net of income taxes, of $.2 million.  Core returns on average assets and equity for the third quarter of 2015 were .98% and 10.00%, respectively, while returns on average assets and equity were .91% and 9.25%, respectively.

Interest income grew $12.5 million or 65% to $31.7 million in the third quarter 2015 as average earning assets increased 56% or $1.1 billion, and the net interest margin increased to 3.71% from 3.45% for the quarter ended September 2014. The increase in the net interest margin reflects a shift in asset mix from lower yielding securities to higher yielding loans associated with greater loan demand and the CNB acquired earning assets.   The higher margin also reflects approximately $.7 million associated with payoffs of acquired loans. Additionally, higher deposit balances and lower cost of funds contributed to the enhanced margin.

The provision for loan losses was $1.5 million for the quarter, $1.0 million higher than the 2014 third quarter, principally due to growth in the loan portfolio.  The Company recorded net charge-offs of $.1 million for the quarter, a decrease of $.1 million compared to the third quarter of 2014.

Total non-interest income was $3.9 million, an increase of $1.3 million compared to the third quarter of 2014. The increase reflects $.3 million in gains on the sale of the guaranteed portion of Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loans, $.3 million in gains on the sale of commercial real estate and multifamily loans, and $.7 million in higher levels of other non-interest income associated with fee income and bank-owned life insurance (“BOLI”).  

Non-interest expense was $19.4 million, an increase of $7.3 million compared to $12.1 million for the third quarter of 2014. The increase reflects $3.3 million in higher salaries and benefits, $.9 million in contract related acquisition costs, $.6 million in amortization of other intangible assets and a $2.5 million increase in other non-interest expense. These increases reflect additional staffing and new facilities associated with the acquired CNB operations, two new branches opened in the fourth quarter of 2014, higher marketing costs and continued investments in technology.  

“This quarter’s earnings included several new ongoing sources of revenue related to the SBA and residential lending businesses acquired from CNB as well as fee income associated with customer loan swaps.  In addition, we sold $19 million of commercial real estate and multifamily loans at a modest gain and recognized additional interest income from the payoff of certain acquired loans,” stated Mr. O’Connor.

Balance Sheet and Asset Quality
Total assets were $3.5 billion at September 30, 2015, $1.3 billion higher than September 2014. This growth reflects the acquired CNB assets on a fair value basis of $.9 billion, with loans of $.7 billion and deposits of $.8 billion, respectively.  Total asset growth, excluding the impact of the CNB transaction, was $.5 billion or 21% over September 2014, including growth of $351 million or 28% in loans.  Earning asset growth continues to be funded principally by deposits, which increased $1.1 billion or 61% to $2.9 billion.  The increase in deposits at quarter end, exclusive of CNB deposits, reflects organic growth of $341 million, or 19% compared to September 2014. Demand deposits totaled $1.046 billion at September 2015, an increase of $440 million or 73% higher than September 2014.  The increase in demand deposits, excluding the acquired CNB demand deposits, reflects organic growth of $225 million or 37%.

Asset quality measures when comparing September 2015 to September 2014, remained strong as non-performing assets decreased $1.4 million from $2.8 million or .13% of total loans to $1.4 million or .04%. Non-performing loans of $1.4 million represent .06% of total loans, compared to $2.2 million or .18%. Loans 30 to 89 days past due increased $1.4 million to $2.6 million, due to the addition of $2.1 million of CNB acquired loans. Loans past due 90 days and still accruing were $4.1 million, an increase of $3.8 million, and are comprised of acquired loans.   Additionally, the Company currently has no real estate owned compared to $.6 million at September 2014.

The allowance for loan losses increased $3.2 million to $20.2 million at September 2015 from $17.0 million as of September 2014. The allowance as a percentage of BNB originated loans was 1.30% at September 30, 2015 compared to 1.45% at September 30, 2014.  This decline reflects an improving economy, increasing collateral values, and improving asset quality trends.

Stockholders’ equity grew $165.4 million to $340.4 million at September 30, 2015, compared to $175.0 million at September 30, 2014.  The growth reflects $157.5 million of common shares issued in connection with the CNB acquisition, earnings, the capital raised in connection with the Dividend Reinvestment Plan, and an increase in the fair value of available for sale investment securities partially offset by shareholders’ dividends. The Company’s capital ratios exceed all fully phased in capital requirements under the Basel III rules and the Bank remains classified as well capitalized.

About Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
Bridge Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company engaged in commercial banking and financial services through its wholly owned subsidiary, The Bridgehampton National Bank (“BNB”). Established in 1910, BNB, with assets of approximately $3.5 billion, operates 40 retail branch locations serving Long Island and the greater New York metropolitan area. In addition, the Bank operates two loan production offices: one in Manhattan, and one in Riverhead, New York. Through its branch network and its electronic delivery channels, BNB provides deposit and loan products and financial services to local businesses, consumers and municipalities. Title insurance services are offered through BNB’s wholly owned subsidiary, Bridge Abstract. Bridge Financial Services, Inc. offers financial planning and investment consultation.  For more information visit www.bridgenb.com.

BNB also has a rich tradition of involvement in the community, supporting programs and initiatives that promote local business, the environment, education, healthcare, social services and the arts.
Please see the attached tables for selected financial information.

This report may contain statements relating to the future results of the Company (including certain projections and business trends) that are considered “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “PSLRA”).  Such forward-looking statements, in addition to historical information, involve risk and uncertainties, and are based on the beliefs, assumptions and expectations of management of the Company.  Words such as “expects,”  “believes,”  “should,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “will,” “potential,” “could,” “intend,” “may,” “outlook,” “predict,” “project,” “would,” “estimated,” “assumes,” “likely,” and variation of such similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.  Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, possible or assumed estimates with respect to the financial condition, expected or anticipated revenue, and results of operations and business of the Company, including earnings growth; revenue growth in retail banking lending and other areas; origination volume in the  consumer, commercial and other lending businesses; current and future capital management programs; non-interest income levels, including fees from the title abstract subsidiary and banking services as well as product sales; tangible capital generation; market share; expense levels; and other business operations and strategies.  For this presentation, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the PSLRA.

Factors that could cause future results to vary from current management expectations include, but are not limited to, changing economic  conditions; legislative and regulatory changes, including increases in FDIC insurance rates; monetary and fiscal policies of the federal government; changes in tax policies; rates and regulations of federal, state and local tax authorities; changes in interest rates; deposit flows; the cost of funds; demands for loan products; demand for financial services; competition; changes in the quality and composition of the Bank’s loan and investment portfolios; changes in management’s business strategies; changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines; changes in real estate values; an unexpected increase in operating costs; expanded regulatory requirements as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act, difficulties related to the integration of the businesses following the CNB merger, which could adversely affect operating results; and other risk factors discussed elsewhere, and in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.   The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this report, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

BRIDGE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Condition (unaudited)   
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and financial ratios)   
               
    September 30,    December 31,    September 30,  
      2015       2014       2014    
ASSETS              
Cash and Due from Banks   $    60,916     $   45,109     $   40,481    
Interest Earning Deposits with Banks       44,962         6,621         7,280    
  Total Cash and Cash Equivalents       105,878         51,730         47,761    
Securities Available for Sale, at Fair Value        637,470         587,184         612,901    
Securities Held to Maturity        220,233         214,927         209,777    
  Total Securities       857,703         802,111         822,678    
Securities, Restricted       14,969         10,037         10,600    
Loans Held for Investment       2,301,317         1,338,327         1,243,560    
  Less:  Allowance for Loan Losses       (20,187 )       (17,637 )       (17,017 )  
Loans, net     2,281,130       1,320,690       1,226,543    
Premises and Equipment, net       39,904         32,424         31,862    
Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets       104,483         10,292         11,560    
Accrued Interest Receivable and Other Assets       103,246         61,240         65,119    
Total Assets   $    3,507,313     $   2,288,524     $   2,216,123    
               
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY              
Demand Deposits   $    1,045,834     $   703,130     $   605,456    
Savings, NOW and Money Market Deposits       1,549,853         989,287         1,040,566    
Certificates of Deposit of $100,000 or more       177,759         83,071         97,170    
Other Time Deposits       132,055         58,291         60,061    
  Total Deposits       2,905,501         1,833,779         1,803,253    
Federal Funds Purchased and Repurchase Agreements       26,158         111,263         52,774    
Federal Home Loan Bank Advances       112,842         138,327         150,955    
Subordiated Debentrues       78,338         –          –     
Junior Subordinated Debentures       15,876         15,873         15,872    
Other Liabilities and Accrued Expenses       28,156         14,164         18,294    
  Total Liabilities       3,166,871         2,113,406         2,041,148    
Total Stockholders’ Equity       340,442         175,118         174,975    
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   $    3,507,313     $   2,288,524     $   2,216,123    
               
Selected Financial Data:               
Tangible Book Value Per Share   $    13.58     $   14.15     $   14.03    
Common Shares Outstanding       17,377         11,650         11,644    
               
Capital Ratios (1):              
Total capital (to risk weighted assets)     14.2 %     13.0 %     13.2 %  
Tier 1 capital (to risk weighted assets)     10.3 %     11.9 %     12.1 %  
Common equity tier 1 capital (to risk weighted assets)     9.7 %     N/A       N/A    
Tier 1 capital (to average assets)     7.8 %     8.4 %     8.6 %  
Tangible common equity (to tangible assets)     6.9 %     7.2 %     7.4 %  
               
Asset Quality:              
Loans 30-89 days past due   $    2,647     $   1,310     $   1,159    
Loans 90 days past due and accruing (2)   $    4,122     $   144     $   306    
               
Non-performing loans   $    1,398     $   1,203     $   2,230    
Real estate owned                 –          577    
Non-performing assets   $    1,398     $   1,203     $   2,807    
               
Non-performing loans/Total loans     0.06 %     0.09 %     0.18 %  
Non-performing assets/Total assets     0.04 %     0.05 %     0.13 %  
Allowance/Non-performing loans     1443.99 %     1466.08 %     763.09 %  
Allowance/Total loans     0.88 %     1.32 %     1.37 %  
Allowance/Originated loans     1.30 %     1.39 %     1.45 %  
               
(1) Q3 2015 Capital ratios have been calculated under the new Basel III requirements.          
(2) Represents loans acquired in connection with the Community National Bank, FNBNY Bancorp, Inc, and Hamptons State Bank acquisitions except for September 30, 2014 which includes $90,000 in BNB originated loans.  
               

 

BRIDGE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of  Income  (unaudited)   
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and financial ratios)   
                                   
    Three months ended            Nine months ended          
    September 30,           September 30,          
      2015       2014               2015       2014            
                                   
Interest Income   $    31,744     $   19,219             $    74,631     $   55,307            
Interest Expense       2,659         1,857                 6,424         5,594            
  Net Interest Income       29,085         17,362                 68,207         49,713            
Provision for Loan Losses       1,500         500                 3,000         1,700            
  Net Interest Income after Provision for Loan Losses       27,585         16,862                 65,207         48,013            
Other Non Interest Income       3,501         2,153                 7,887         5,592            
Title Fee Income       425         400                 1,380         1,183            
Net Securities Gains (Losses)                 9                 (10 )       (1,119 )          
  Total Non Interest Income       3,926         2,562                 9,257         5,656            
Salaries and Benefits       9,976         6,656                 25,056         19,274            
Acquisition Costs and Branch Restructuring       904         –                  9,283         4,734            
Amortization of other Intangible Assets       677         96                 770         250            
Other Non Interest Expense       7,816         5,342                 19,608         14,973            
  Total Non Interest Expense       19,373         12,094                 54,717         39,231            
Income Before Income Taxes       12,138         7,330                 19,747         14,438            
Provision for Income Taxes       4,248         2,459                 6,631         4,843            
  Net Income   $    7,890     $   4,871             $    13,116     $   9,595            
Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Share   $    0.45     $   0.42             $    0.94     $   0.83            
Weighted Average Common Shares       17,375         11,642                 13,859         11,584            
                                   
Selected Financial Data:                                  
Return on Average Total Assets     0.91 %     0.89 %             0.64 %     0.61 %          
Core Return on Average Total Assets (1)     0.98 %     0.89 %             0.91 %     0.85 %          
Return on Average Stockholders’ Equity     9.25 %     10.83 %             7.26 %     7.27 %          
Core Return on Average Stockholders’ Equity (1)     10.00 %     10.82 %             10.40 %     10.16 %          
Return on Average Tangible Stockholders’ Equity     13.37 %     11.65 %             8.97 %     7.73 %          
Core Return on Average Tangible Stockholders’ Equity (1)     14.78 %     11.79 %             13.02 %     10.93 %          
Net Interest Margin     3.71 %     3.45 %             3.65 %     3.42 %          
Core Efficiency (1)     53.83 %     59.59 %             57.10 %     59.78 %          
Core Operating Expense as a % of Average Assets (1)     2.05 %     2.19 %             2.17 %     2.18 %          
                                   
(1) See reconciliations of GAAP to Core (Non-GAAP) disclosure provided elsewhere herein.   
                                   
   
BRIDGE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES   
Non-GAAP Disclosure (unaudited)   
(In thousands, except per share amounts and financial ratios)   
                                   
Reconciliation of GAAP and core financial measures for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014:   
                                   
    Three months ended            Nine months ended          
    September 30,           September 30,          
      2015       2014               2015       2014            
                                   
Return on Average Total Assets – As Reported     0.91 %     0.89 %             0.64 %     0.61 %          
Acquisition Costs and Branch Restructuring, Net of Income Taxes     0.06 %     0.00 %             0.29 %     0.19 %          
Non Compete Agreement, Net of Income Taxes     0.03 %     0.00 %             0.01 %     0.00 %          
Net Securities Losses, Net of Income Taxes     0.00 %     0.00 %             0.00 %     0.05 %          
Tax Benefit Related to NYC Tax Law Change     0.00 %     0.00 %             (0.02 %)     0.00 %          
Net Gain on Sale of Loans, Net of Income Taxes     (0.02 %)     0.00 %             (0.01 %)     0.00 %          
  Core Return on Average Total Assets      0.98 %     0.89 %             0.91 %     0.85 %          
                                   
Return on Average Stockholders’ Equity – As Reported     9.25 %     10.83 %             7.26 %     7.27 %          
Acquisition Costs and Branch Restructuring, Net of Income Taxes     0.68 %     0.00 %             3.30 %     2.34 %          
Non Compete Agreement, Net of Income Taxes     0.28 %     0.00 %             0.13 %     0.00 %          
Net Securities (Gains) Losses, Net of Income Taxes     0.00 %     (0.01 %)             0.00 %     0.55 %          
Tax Benefit Related to NYC Tax Law Change     0.00 %     0.00 %             (0.19 %)     0.00 %          
Net Gain on Sale of Loans, Net of Income Taxes     (0.21 %)     0.00 %             (0.10 %)     0.00 %          
  Core Return on Average Stockholders’ Equity      10.00 %     10.82 %             10.40 %     10.16 %          
                                   
Return on Average Tangible Common Equity – As Reported     13.37 %     11.65 %             8.97 %     7.73 %          
Acquisition Costs and Branch Restructuring, Net of Income Taxes     0.98 %     0.00 %             4.07 %     2.48 %          
Amortization of Other Intangible Assets, Net of Income Taxes     0.73 %     0.15 %             0.34 %     0.13 %          
Net Securities (Gains) Losses, Net of Income Taxes     0.00 %     (0.01 %)             0.00 %     0.59 %          
Tax Benefit Related to NYC Tax Law Change     0.00 %     0.00 %             (0.24 %)     0.00 %          
Net Gain on Sale of Loans, Net of Income Taxes     (0.30 %)     0.00 %             (0.12 %)     0.00 %          
  Core Return on Average Tangible Common Equity     14.78 %     11.79 %             13.02 %     10.93 %          
                                   
Efficiency Ratio – As Reported     58.12 %     60.04 %             69.71 %     69.85 %          
Non Interst Expense   $    19,373     $   12,094             $    54,717     $   39,231            
  Less: Acquisition Costs and Branch Restructuring       904         –                  9,283         4,734            
  Less: Amortization of Other Intangible Assets        677         96                 770         250            
Non Interest Expense excl. Adjustments   $    17,792     $   11,998             $    44,664     $   34,247            
Net Interest Income (fully taxable equivalent)       29,408         17,581                 69,237         50,511            
Non Interest Income       3,926         2,562                 9,257         5,656            
  Less: Net Securities Gains (Losses) and Net Gain on Sale of Loans     279         9                 269         (1,119 )          
Total Revenues excl. Adjustments   $    33,055     $   20,134             $    78,225     $   57,286            
  Core Efficiency Ratio     53.83 %     59.59 %             57.10 %     59.78 %          
                                   
Operating Expense as a % of Average Assets – As Reported     2.23 %     2.21 %             2.66 %     2.50 %          
Acquisition Costs and Branch Restructuring     (0.10 %)     0.00 %             (0.45 %)     (0.30 %)          
Amortization of Other Intangible Assets     (0.08 %)     (0.02 %)             (0.04 %)     (0.02 %)          
  Core Operating Expense as a % of Average Assets     2.05 %     2.19 %             2.17 %     2.18 %          
                                   
                                   
    Three months ended    Nine months ended   
    September 30,   September 30,  
      2015       2014       2015       2014    
                                   
Net Income/Diluted Earnings Per Share – As Reported   $    7,890     $    0.45     $   4,871     $   0.42     $    13,116     $    0.94     $   9,595     $   0.83    
Adjustments:                                  
  Acquisition Costs and Branch Restructuring, Net of Income Taxes     579         0.04         –          –          5,963         0.43         3,082         0.27    
  Non Compete Agreement, Net of Income Taxes       233         0.01         –          –          233         0.02            
  Net Securities (Gains) Losses, Net of Income Taxes                           (6 )       –          6                   727         0.06    
  Tax Benefit Related to NYC Tax Law Change                           –          –          (351 )       (0.03 )       –          –     
  (Gain)/loss on sale of loans        (179 )       (0.01 )       –          –          (179 )       (0.01 )       –          –     
Core Net Income/Diluted Earnings Per Share    $    8,523     $    0.49     $   4,865     $   0.42     $    18,788     $    1.35     $   13,404     $   1.16    
                                   
The tables above provide a reconciliation of GAAP (As Reported) and non-GAAP (Core) financial measures. A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of historical or future financial performance, financial position or cash flows that excludes or includes amounts that are required to be disclosed in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”).  The Company’s management believes the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with a greater understanding of the Company’s operating results in addition to the results measured in accordance with GAAP.  While management uses these non-GAAP measures in its analysis of the Company’s performance, this information should not be viewed as a substitute for financial results determined in accordance with GAAP or considered to be more important than financial results determined in accordance with GAAP.  

 

BRIDGE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES   
Supplemental Financial Information   
Condensed Consolidated Average Balance   
Sheets And Average Rate Data (unaudited)   
(Dollars in thousands)   
                           
    Three months ended September 30,  
      2015       2014    
            Average           Average  
    Average       Yield/   Average       Yield/  
    Balance   Interest   Cost   Balance   Interest   Cost  
Interest earning assets:                          
  Loans, net (including loan fee income)    $   2,267,972     $   27,524       4.81 %   $   1,207,009     $   14,997       4.93 %  
  Securities        856,669         4,533         2.10         801,939         4,433         2.19    
  Federal funds sold                                 –         –        –     
  Deposits with banks       20,443         9         0.17         12,404         8         0.26    
  Total interest earning assets       3,145,084         32,066         4.04         2,021,352         19,438         3.82    
Non interest earning assets:                          
  Other Assets       304,198                 149,240            
Total assets   $   3,449,282             $   2,170,592            
                           
Interest bearing liabilities:                          
  Deposits   $   1,829,950     $    1,736       0.38 %   $   1,196,502     $   1,122       0.37 %  
  Federal funds purchased and repurchase agreements       94,166         82         0.35         81,849         149         0.72    
  Federal Home Loan Bank advances       122,780         374         1.21         92,443         245         1.05    
  Subordinated Debentures       8,551         126         5.85                
  Junior Subordinated Debentures       15,876         341         8.52         15,871         341         8.52    
Total interest bearing liabilities       2,071,323         2,659         0.51         1,386,665         1,857         0.53    
Non interest bearing liabilities:                          
  Demand deposits       1,014,202                 587,298            
  Other liabilities       25,461                 18,192            
  Total liabilities       3,110,986                 1,992,155            
Stockholders’ equity       338,296                 178,437            
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $   3,449,282             $   2,170,592            
                           
Net interest income/interest rate spread            29,407       3.53 %           17,581       3.29 %  
                           
Net interest earning assets/net interest margin    $   1,073,761           3.71 %   $   634,687           3.45 %  
                           
Less: Tax equivalent adjustment           (322 )               (219 )      
                           
Net interest income       $   29,085             $   17,362        
                           
                           
                           
BRIDGE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES   
Supplemental Financial Information   
Condensed Consolidated Average Balance   
Sheets And Average Rate Data (unaudited)   
(Dollars in thousands)   
                           
    Nine months ended September 30,  
      2015       2014    
            Average           Average  
    Average       Yield/   Average       Yield/  
    Balance   Interest   Cost   Balance   Interest   Cost  
Interest earning assets:                          
  Loans, net (including loan fee income)    $   1,723,869     $   62,731       4.87 %   $   1,143,019     $   42,383       4.96 %  
  Securities        795,986         12,903         2.17         818,333         13,699         2.24    
  Federal funds sold       11                           –         –         –    
  Deposits with banks       15,704         27         0.23         11,804         23         0.26    
  Total interest earning assets       2,535,570         75,661         3.99         1,973,156         56,105         3.80    
Non interest earning assets:                          
  Other Assets       210,973                 127,830            
Total assets   $   2,746,543             $   2,100,986            
                           
Interest bearing liabilities:                          
  Deposits   $   1,440,741     $    3,991       0.37 %   $   1,148,344     $   3,360       0.39 %  
  Federal funds purchased and repurchase agreements       107,940         320         0.40         73,460         418         0.76    
  Federal Home Loan Bank advances       114,444         963         1.13         113,348         792         0.93    
  Subordinated Debentures       2,882         126         5.85                
  Junior Subordinated Debentures       15,874         1,024         8.62         15,869         1,024         8.63    
Total interest bearing liabilities       1,681,881         6,424         0.51         1,351,021         5,594         0.55    
Non interest bearing liabilities:                          
  Demand deposits       804,384                 559,379            
  Other liabilities       18,632                 14,229            
  Total liabilities       2,504,897                 1,924,629            
Stockholders’ equity       241,646                 176,357            
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $   2,746,543             $   2,100,986            
                           
Net interest income/interest rate spread           69,237       3.48 %           50,511       3.25 %  
                           
Net interest earning assets/net interest margin    $    853,689           3.65 %   $   622,135           3.42 %  
                           
Less: Tax equivalent adjustment           (1,030 )               (798 )      
                           
Net interest income       $   68,207             $   49,713        
                           

 

CONTACT: Contact:
Howard H. Nolan                                                                                                           
Senior Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
(631) 537-1001, ext. 7255