GAHANNA, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Heartland BancCorp (“the company,” and “the bank”) (OTCQB:HLAN), today reported that third quarter net income increased to $2.0 million, or $1.26 per diluted share, compared to $1.9 million, or $1.22 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2015. In the first nine months of 2016, Heartland’s net income increased 9.5% to $5.8 million, or $3.64 per diluted share, compared to $5.3 million, or $3.36 per diluted share, in the first nine months of 2015.
The company also announced its board of directors declared its regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.3910 per share. The dividend will be payable January 10, 2017, to shareholders of record as of December 25, 2016, providing a 2.80% current yield at recent market prices.
“We continue to execute our strategic growth plan and consistently generate solid results,” said G. Scott McComb, Chairman, President and CEO. “With 13.5% year-over-year loan growth, our net interest income grew 9% in the first nine months of 2016, compared to the first nine months of 2015. New client acquisition continues to be an area of strength for us, reflecting our ability to gain market share. Our consistency in delivery of consultative solutions has also contributed to our solid growth. Our strong business fundamentals and practicing our employee defined shared values continues to be the foundation for our strength.”
Third Quarter Financial Highlights (at or for the period ended September 30, 2016)
- Net income was $2.0 million, up from $1.9 million in the third quarter a year ago.
- Net interest margin remained strong at 3.90% compared to 3.92% in the preceding quarter and 3.96% in the third quarter a year ago.
- Annualized return on average assets was 1.06%, compared to the average of 0.80% generated by the 604 banks in the SNL MicroCap U.S. Bank Index.
- Annualized return on average equity was 11.61%, compared to the average of 8.01% generated by the SNL MicroCap U.S. Bank Index.
- Total deposits increased 9.8% to $667.9 million from a year ago.
- Net loans increased 13.5% to $601.4 million from a year ago.
- Non-performing assets were $5.2 million, or 0.66% of total assets, at September 30, 2016, compared to $5.7 million, or 0.75%, three months earlier and $4.1 million, or 0.59%, one year earlier.
- Tangible book value per share increased 10.7% to $45.21 per share compared to $40.84 per share one year earlier.
- Declared quarterly cash dividend of $0.3910 per share, which represents a 2.83% yield based on the September 30, 2016 stock price ($55.25).
In November 2015, Heartland completed a $5.4 million private placement to accredited investors of subordinated notes with fixed and variable rates producing a weighted interest rate of 4.986%. The proceeds give Heartland the opportunity to build out its business plan and meet the growing demand from clients and the marketplace.
Balance Sheet Review
“Our loan pipeline continues to grow at an annualized double digit pace, with net loans up $24.1 million, or 4.2% during the quarter. The agricultural, commercial and industrial (C&I) and residential mortgage portfolios continue to show robust growth, increasing 88%, 14% and 18%, respectively compared to a year ago,” said McComb. Net loans increased 4.2% to $601.4 million at September 30, 2016, compared to $577.4 million at June 30, 2016 and increased 13.5% compared to $529.7 million at September 30, 2015.
Total deposits increased 9.8% to $667.9 million at quarter end, compared to $608.0 million a year earlier and increased 3.9% compared to $642.7 million three months earlier. Demand deposit accounts represented 22.6%, savings, NOW and money market accounts represented 36.1%, and CDs comprised 41.3% of the total deposit portfolio, at September 30, 2016.
Heartland’s total assets increased 12.9% to $790.6 million at September 30, 2016, compared to $700.5 million a year earlier and increased 3.6% compared to $763.3 million three months earlier. Shareholders’ equity increased 2.0% to $71.9 million at September 30, 2016, compared to $70.5 million at June 30, 2016 and increased 11.9% compared to $64.2 million one year ago. At quarter end, Heartland’s book value increased 1.5% to $45.48 per share compared to $44.81 per share three months earlier and increased 10.6% from $41.11 per share one year earlier.
Total revenues (net interest income before the provision for loan losses, plus non-interest income) increased 9.1% to $7.9 million in the third quarter, compared to $7.3 million in the third quarter a year ago, and were up 2.8% compared to $7.7 million in the preceding quarter. Year-to-date, total revenues increased 9.5% to $23.2 million, compared to $21.1 million in the same period one year ago. Net interest income before the provision for loan loss increased 9.7% to $7.0 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $6.4 million in the third quarter a year ago, and increased 3.6% compared to $6.8 million in the preceding quarter. In the first nine months of the year, net interest income increased 8.6% to $20.5 million, compared to $18.9 million in the first nine months of 2015.
“Our net interest margin came under pressure during the third quarter, due to the low interest rate environment and the tightening spread between long and short yields. Nevertheless, our net interest margin remains healthy,” McComb added. Heartland’s net interest margin was 3.90% in the third quarter of 2016, compared to 3.92% in the preceding quarter and 3.96% in the third quarter a year ago. In the first nine months of the year, Heartland’s net interest margin was 3.93% compared to 4.03% in the first nine months of 2015.
Noninterest income increased 4.5% to $914,000 in the third quarter, compared to $874,000 in the third quarter a year ago, and decreased compared to $940,000 in the preceding quarter. The preceding quarter noninterest income included $133,000 in net realized gains on available-for-sale securities compared to zero in the current quarter. In the first nine months of 2016, noninterest income increased 17.4% to $2.7 million, compared to $2.3 million in the first nine months of 2015.
Heartland’s third quarter noninterest expenses were $5.0 million, compared to $4.3 million in the third quarter a year ago and $4.8 million in the preceding quarter. Year-to-date, noninterest expense increased 11.8% to $14.5 million, compared to $13.0 million in the same period one year ago. The year-over-year increase is primarily attributable to an increase in loan production, along with a management realignment to prepare the company for continued growth.
Nonaccrual loans decreased 17.6% to $4.3 million at September 30, 2016, compared to $5.2 million three months earlier but increased compared to $3.0 million a year earlier. Loans past due 90 days and still accruing decreased to $461,000 from $479,000 at the end of the second quarter and $1.1 million a year ago. There were $815,000 in restructured loans included in nonaccrual loans at September 30, 2016, as compared to $594,000 a year earlier.
Performing restructured loans that were not included in nonaccrual loans at the end of the third quarter of 2016 were $3.2 million, compared to $3.8 million in the preceding quarter and an increase/decrease compared to $3.6 million a year ago. Borrowers who are in financial difficulty and who have been granted concessions that may include interest rate reductions, term extensions, or payment alterations are categorized as restructured loans. “It’s not uncommon for community banks to work with their borrowers when borrowers come upon business difficulties. Providing further detail in this area is something we have added to provide clarity,” added McComb.
There was $400,000 in other real estate owned (OREO) and other non-performing assets on the books at September 30, 2016, compared to no OREO and other non-performing assets both at the preceding quarter end and at September 30, 2015.
Nonperforming assets (NPAs), consisting of nonperforming loans, OREO, and loans delinquent 90 days or more, were $5.2 million, or 0.66% of assets, at September 30, 2016, compared to $5.7 million, or 0.75% of assets, three months earlier, and $4.1 million, or 0.59% of assets a year ago.
Heartland’s third quarter provision for loan losses was $135,000, the same as in the preceding quarter The provision for loan losses was $160,000 in the third quarter a year ago. As of September 30, 2016, the allowance for loan losses represented 135.8% of nonaccrual loans compared to 114.1% three months earlier, and 190.8% one year earlier.
The allowance for loan losses was $5.9 million, or 1.03% of total loans at September 30, 2016, compared to $6.0 million, or 1.03% of total loans at June 30, 2016, and $5.7 million, or 1.06% of total loans a year ago. Net charge-offs were $251,000 in the third quarter compared to $56,000 in the preceding quarter, and $8,000 in the third quarter a year ago.
About Heartland BancCorp
Heartland BancCorp is a registered Ohio bank holding company and the parent of Heartland Bank, which operates thirteen full-service banking offices. Heartland Bank, founded in 1911, provides full service commercial, small business, and consumer banking services; alternative investment services; insurance services; and other financial products and services. Heartland Bank is a member of the Federal Reserve, a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender. Heartland BancCorp is currently quoted on the OTC Markets (OTCQB) under the symbol HLAN. Learn more about Heartland Bank at HeartlandBank.com.
In May 2016, Heartland was ranked #77 on the American Banker magazine’s list of Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks and Thrifts based on three-year average return on equity (“ROE”) as of 12/31/15.
Safe Harbor Statement
This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views of future events and operations. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company as of the date of this release. It is important to note that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the ability of the Company to implement its strategy and expand its lending operations.
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|Assets||Sept. 30, 2016||June 30, 2016||Sept. 30, 2015|
|Cash and cash equivalents||40,463,763||33,727,073||29,736,396|
|Held-to-maturity securities, fair value $6,289,982 and $6,845,100 at September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively and $6,362,826 at June 30, 2016||5,972,843||5,987,094||6,498,787|
|Loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $5,867,741 and $5,649,773 at September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively and $5,983,550 at June 30, 2016||601,400,849||577,357,438||529,733,539|
|Premises and equipment||13,921,042||13,930,605||13,458,703|
|Nonmarketable equity securities||2,825,439||2,825,439||2,658,239|
|Deferred income taxes||1,765,794||1,765,794||1,881,258|
|Life insurance assets||9,446,365||9,453,665||9,337,159|
|Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity|
|Saving, NOW and money market||241,181,130||230,829,215||217,336,061|
|Interest payable and other liabilities||7,931,744||10,464,687||4,617,893|
|Common stock, without par value; authorized 5,000,000 shares; issued 2016 – 1,580,228 shares 2015 – 1,561,781 shares and June 2016 – 1,572,178 shares||24,428,011||24,115,306||23,725,023|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income (expense)||1,433,493||1,753,528||714,658|
|Total shareholders’ equity||71,864,058||70,451,791||64,205,001|
|Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity||$||790,625,772||$||763,345,828||$||700,479,658|
|Book value per share||$||45.48||$||44.81||$||41.11|
|Consolidated Statements of Income|
|Three Months Ended,||Nine Months Ended,|
|Interest Income||Sept. 30, 2016||June 30, 2016||Sept. 30, 2015||Sept. 30, 2016||Sept. 30, 2015|
|Total interest income||8,064,356||7,766,886||7,232,787||23,515,528||21,273,955|
|Total interest expense||1,061,772||1,008,339||849,353||3,036,257||2,414,846|
|Net Interest Income||7,002,584||6,758,547||6,383,434||20,479,271||18,859,109|
|Provision for Loan Losses||135,000||135,000||160,000||510,000||640,000|
|Net Interest Income After Provision for Loan Losses||6,867,584||6,623,547||6,223,434||19,969,271||18,219,109|
|Net Gains and commissions on loan sales||158,832||123,727||123,793||405,284||207,121|
|Net realized gains on available-for-sale securities||–||133,425||–||197,711||16,934|
|Net realized gain/(loss) on sales of foreclosed assets||–||–||5,250||–||5,308|
|Total noninterest income||913,598||939,993||874,412||2,683,347||2,284,914|
|Salaries and employee benefits||2,790,860||2,792,939||2,501,325||8,518,363||7,531,362|
|Net occupancy and equipment expense||554,864||533,519||478,053||1,562,356||1,386,353|
|Data processing fees||264,328||287,053||270,360||816,917||816,850|
|Printing and office supplies||57,885||51,960||33,805||154,042||127,091|
|State franchise taxes||128,701||139,500||105,982||407,701||317,945|
|FDIC Insurance premiums||100,000||98,000||111,000||296,000||318,000|
|Total noninterest expense||4,950,122||4,765,587||4,341,489||14,540,980||13,009,821|
|Income before Income Tax||2,831,060||2,797,953||2,756,357||8,111,638||7,494,202|
|Provision for Income Taxes||793,593||787,318||813,343||2,285,331||2,175,321|
|Basic Earnings Per Share||$||1.29||$||1.28||$||1.25||$||3.71||$||3.42|
|Diluted Earnings Per Share||$||1.26||$||1.26||$||1.22||$||3.64||$||3.36|
|ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION|
|(Dollars in thousands except per share amounts) (Unaudited)||Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|Sept. 30, 2016||June 30, 2016||Sept. 30, 2015||Sept. 30, 2016||Sept. 30, 2015|
|Return on average assets||1.06||%||1.07||%||1.14||%||1.02||%||1.01||%|
|Return on average equity||11.61||%||11.77||%||12.47||%||11.24||%||10.96||%|
|Net interest margin||3.90||%||3.92||%||3.96||%||3.93||%||4.03||%|
|Asset Quality Ratios and Data:||As of or for the Three Months Ended|
|Sept. 30, 2016||June 30, 2016||Sept. 30, 2015|
|Non accrual loans||$||4,321||$||5,246||$||2,991|
|Loans past due 90 days and still accruing||461||479||1,126|
|Non-performing investment securities||–||–||–|
|OREO and other non-performing assets||400||–||–|
|Total non-performing assets||$||5,182||$||5,725||$||4,117|
|Non-performing assets to total assets||0.66||%||0.75||%||0.59||%|
|Net charge-offs quarter ending||$||251||$||56||$||8|
|Allowance for loan loss||$||5,868||$||5,984||$||5,650|
|Non accrual loans||$||4,321||$||5,246||$||2,962|
|Allowance for loan loss to non accrual loans||135.80||%||114.07||%||190.75||%|
|Allowance for loan losses to loans outstanding||1.03||%||1.03||%||1.06||%|
|Total shareholders’ equity||$||71,864||$||70,452||$||64,205|
|Shareholders’ equity less goodwill||$||71,447||$||70,035||$||63,788|
|Common shares outstanding||1,580,228||1,572,178||1,561,781|
|Less treasury shares||–||–||–|
|Common shares as adjusted||1,580,228||1,572,178||1,561,781|
|Book value per common share||$||45.48||$||44.81||$||41.11|
|Tangible book value per common share||$||45.21||$||44.55||$||40.84|
CONTACT: Contact: G. Scott McComb, Chairman, President & CEO Heartland BancCorp 614-337-4600