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HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Results

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ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBI) ("Company"), the holding company of HomeTrust Bank ("Bank"), today announced preliminary net income increased 11.2% to $8.0 million, or $0.44 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, compared to $7.2 million, or $0.38 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Net income totaled $27.1 million, or $1.46 per diluted share for the year ended June 30, 2019, compared to $8.2 million, or $0.44 per diluted share for fiscal year 2018. Earnings during the year ended June 30, 2019 were negatively impacted by a $5.7 million provision primarily related to one $6.0 million commercial lending relationship, which was fully charged off. Earnings for the year ended June 30, 2018 included a $17.9 million write-down of deferred tax assets following a deferred tax revaluation resulting from enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Act”) with no comparable charge in fiscal year 2019.

"We concluded fiscal 2019 on yet another high note set by record net income,” said Dana Stonestreet, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our success reflects the hard work of our employees to ensure our customers and communities are, as we like to say, Ready for What's Next. As a result, we had over $1 billion in loan originations for the second year in a row; net organic loan growth of 10%; SBA loan sales that generated $3.4 million in noninterest income; and our new equipment finance line of business originated $147 million in loans and leases during the year. Continued improvements in our financial performance led to our first cash dividend along with the adoption of our sixth stock repurchase program. As we look into fiscal 2020 and beyond, we will remain focused and disciplined on executing our strategic plan to deliver more value to our customers and shareholders."

Highlights for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 compared to the corresponding quarter in the previous year:

  • return on assets ("ROA") increased 4.5% to 0.92% from 0.88%;
  • net interest income increased $1.0 million, or 3.9% to $26.9 million from $25.9 million;
  • noninterest income increased $1.7 million, or 34.6% to $6.8 million from $5.1 million;
  • provision for loan losses increased to $200,000 from $0;
  • organic net loan growth, which excludes purchases of home equity lines of credit, was $56.0 million, or 8.9% annualized compared to $80.3 million, or 14.1% annualized;
  • 292,630 shares were repurchased during the quarter at an average price of $25.01 per share; and
  • quarterly cash dividends of $0.06 per share totaling $1.1 million.

Highlights for the year ended June 30, 2019 compared to the year ended June 30, 2018:

  • ROA was 0.80%, compared to 0.25%;
  • net interest income increased $5.5 million, or 5.5% to $106.9 million from $101.3 million;
  • noninterest income increased $3.9 million, or 20.7% to $22.9 million from $19.0 million;
  • provision for loan losses increased to $5.7 million from $0;
  • net loans receivable increased 7.1% to $2.7 billion from $2.5 billion;
  • organic net loan growth was $228.6 million, or 9.7% compared to $171.3 million, or 7.8%;
  • nonperforming assets decreased 9.0% to $13.3 million, or 0.38% of total assets compared to $14.6 million, or 0.44% of total assets;
  • total deposits increased 6.0% to $2.3 billion from $2.2 billion; and
  • 1,149,785 shares of common stock were repurchased during the year at an average price of $26.65 per share.

Income Statement Review

Net interest income increased to $26.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 compared to $25.9 million for the comparative quarter in fiscal 2018. The $1.0 million, or 3.9% increase was due to a $4.8 million increase in interest and dividend income primarily driven by an increase in average interest-earning assets, which was partially offset by a $3.8 million increase in interest expense, which was primarily driven by increases in the cost of interest-bearing liabilities. Average interest-earning assets increased $189.3 million, or 6.2% to $3.2 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 compared to $3.0 billion for the corresponding quarter in fiscal 2018. For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, the average balance of total loans receivable increased $226.5 million, or 9.2% compared to the same quarter last year primarily due to organic loan growth. The average balance of other interest-earning assets increased $4.4 million, or 1.6% between the periods primarily due to increases in commercial paper investments and other investments at cost. These increases were mainly funded by the cumulative decrease of $41.7 million, or 15.4% in average interest-earning deposits in other banks and securities available for sale, and an increase in average interest-bearing liabilities, primarily deposits, of $203.1 million, or 8.1% as compared to the same quarter last year. Net interest margin (on a fully taxable-equivalent basis) for the three months ended June 30, 2019 decreased to 3.38% from 3.47% for the same period a year ago.

Total interest and dividend income increased $4.8 million, or 15.6% for the three months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to the same period last year, which was primarily driven by a $4.5 million, or 16.5% increase in loan interest income and a $306,000, or 13.0% increase in interest income from other interest-earning assets (comprised primarily of income from commercial paper). The additional loan interest income was driven by increases in both the average balance of loans receivable and loan yields compared to the prior year quarter. Average loan yields increased 28 basis points to 4.76% for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 from 4.48% in the corresponding quarter last year primarily due to the impact of increases in the targeted federal funds rate. Partially offsetting the increase in loan interest income was a $164,000, or 27.5% decrease in the accretion of purchase discounts on acquired loans as a result of reduced prepayments as compared to the same quarter last year. For the quarters ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, average loan yields included six and ten basis points, respectively, from the accretion of purchase discounts on acquired loans. The incremental accretion and the impact to loan yield will change during any period based on the volume of prepayments, but it is expected to decrease over time as the balance of the purchase discount for acquired loans decreases. The total purchase discount for acquired loans was $6.7 million at June 30, 2019, compared to $7.1 million at March 31, 2019 and $8.8 million at June 30, 2018.

Total interest expense increased $3.8 million, or 75.0% for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 compared to the same period last year. The increase was due to a $2.7 million, or 122.1% increase in deposit interest expense and a $1.1 million, or 37.9% increase in interest expense on borrowings. The additional deposit interest expense was a result of our focus on increasing deposits as the average balance of interest-bearing deposits increased $128.5 million, or 6.9% along with a 52 basis point increase in the average cost of interest-bearing deposits for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 compared to the same quarter last year. Average borrowings for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 increased $74.6 million, or 12.0% and the average cost of borrowings increased 42 basis points compared to the same period last year, driving the increase in interest expense on those borrowings. The overall average cost of funds increased 50 basis points to 1.32% for the current quarter compared to 0.82% in the same quarter last year due primarily to the impact of the previously mentioned interest rate increases on our interest-bearing liabilities.

Net interest income increased $5.5 million or 5.5% to $106.9 million for the year ended June 30, 2019 compared to $101.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2018. Average interest-earning assets increased $173.6 million, or 5.8% to $3.1 billion for the year ended June 30, 2019 compared to $3.0 billion in the prior year. The $213.2 million, or 8.8% increase in average balance of total loans receivable for the year ended June 30, 2019 was primarily due to organic loan growth. The average balance of other interest-earning assets increased $35.2 million, or 14.2% between the periods primarily due to increases in commercial paper investments and other investments at cost. These increases were mainly funded by the cumulative decrease of $74.7 million, or 24.2% in average interest-earning deposits in other banks and securities available for sale, and an increase in average interest-bearing liabilities of $152.1 million, or 6.2%. Net interest margin (on a fully taxable-equivalent basis) for the year ended June 30, 2019 decreased three basis points to 3.43% from 3.46% for last year.

Total interest and dividend income increased $19.9 million, or 16.9% for the year ended June 30, 2019 as compared to the year ended June 30, 2018. The increase was primarily driven by a $16.8 million, or 16.0% increase in loan interest income and a $3.5 million, or 51.6% increase in interest income from other interest-earning assets, partially offset by a $433,000, or 7.7% decrease in interest income from securities available for sale and deposits in other banks. The additional loan interest income was primarily due to the increase in the average balance of loans receivable, which was partially offset by a $1.1 million decrease in the accretion of purchase discounts on acquired loans to $2.1 million for the year ended June 30, 2019 from $3.2 million for fiscal year 2018. Average loan yields increased 27 basis points to 4.68% for the year ended June 30, 2019 from 4.41% last year. For the year ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, average loan yields included eight and 14 basis points, respectively, from the accretion of purchase discounts on acquired loans.

Total interest expense increased $14.3 million, or 89.0% for the year ended June 30, 2019 compared to last year. This increase was primarily related to the $138.1 million, or 7.7% increase in average interest-bearing deposits and the corresponding 44 basis point increase in the average cost of those deposits, resulting in additional deposit interest expense of $9.0 million for the year ended June 30, 2019 as compared to the year ended June 30, 2018. In addition, average borrowings increased $13.9 million, or 2.1% along with a corresponding increase of 77 basis points in the average cost of those borrowings, resulting in additional interest expense of $5.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2019 as compared to the year ended June 30, 2018. The overall cost of funds increased 51 basis points to 1.16% for the year ended June 30, 2019 compared to 0.65% last year.

Noninterest income increased $1.7 million, or 34.6% to $6.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 from $5.1 million for the same period in the previous year. The leading factors of the increase included an $819,000, or 62.4% increase in gains from the sale of loans due primarily to originations and sales of the guaranteed portion of U.S Small Business Administration (“SBA”) commercial loans; a $511,000, or 84.3% increase in other noninterest income primarily related to operating lease income from the new equipment finance line of business; and a $399,000, or 150.0% increase in loan income and fees as result of our adjustable rate conversion program, which allows borrowers to convert from an adjustable rate to a fixed rate loan.

Noninterest income increased $3.9 million, or 20.7% to $22.9 million for the year ended June 30, 2019 from $19.0 million for the year ended June 30, 2018. Driving the increase was a $1.9 million, or 45.4% increase on gain on sale of loans primarily due to originations and sales of SBA commercial loans; a $1.1 million, or 45.3% increase in other noninterest income primarily related to operating lease income; an $809,000, or 9.2% increase in service charges on deposit accounts as a result of an increase in deposit accounts and related fees; and a $246,000, or 20.9% increase in loan income and fees. There was also no gain from the sale of premises and equipment for the year ended June 30, 2019 as compared to $164,000 last year.

Noninterest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2019 increased $1.7 million, or 7.6% to $23.4 million compared to $21.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase was primarily due to a $1.4 million, or 11.5% increase in salaries and employee benefits; a $262,000, or 70.4% increase in marketing and advertising; a $240,000, or 14.1% increase in computer services; and a $53,000, or 6.8% increase in telephone, postage, and supplies expense, mainly driven by the expansion of our SBA and equipment finance lines of business. The $94,000, or 25.2% increase in deposit insurance premiums was due to changes in our loan mix and lower capital levels as a result of stock repurchases. Partially offsetting these increases was the cumulative decrease of $286,000, or 6.9% in real estate owned ("REO") related expenses; core deposit intangibles amortization; and other expense for the three months ended June 30, 2019 compared to the same period last year.

Noninterest expense for the year ended June 30, 2019 increased $4.8 million, or 5.6% to $90.1 million compared to $85.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2018. The increase was primarily due to a $4.1 million, or 8.6% increase in salaries and employee benefits; a $1.2 million, or 19.0% increase in computer services; a $375,000, or 25.4% increase in marketing and advertising; and a $121,000, or 10.2% increase in REO related expenses. Partially offsetting these increases was a $616,000, or 23.3% decrease in core deposit intangible amortization; a $235,000, or 2.4% decrease in net occupancy expense; and a $193,000, or 11.9% decrease in deposit insurance premiums as a result of lower nonaccrual loans during the year ended June 30, 2019 compared to last year.

For the three months ended June 30, 2019, the Company's income tax expense was $2.1 million compared to $2.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The effective tax rates for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 are 20.8% and 21.8%, respectively.

For the year ended June 30, 2019, the Company's income tax expense was $6.8 million compared to $26.7 million for the year ended June 30, 2018. The Company’s corporate federal income tax rate for the years ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 was 21% and 27.5%, respectively. In the quarter ended December 31, 2017, following a revaluation of net deferred tax assets due to the Tax Act, the Company recorded additional income tax expense of $17.9 million.

Balance Sheet Review

Total assets increased $172.0 million, or 5.2% to $3.5 billion at June 30, 2019 from $3.3 billion at June 30, 2018. Total liabilities increased $172.4 million, or 6.0% to $3.1 billion at June 30, 2019 from $2.9 billion at June 30, 2018. Deposit growth of $131.0 million, or 6.0%; a $45.0 million, or 7.1% increase in borrowings; and the cumulative decrease of $48.1 million, or 21.7% in certificates of deposit in other banks and securities available for sale were used to fund the $179.3 million, or 7.1% increase in total loans receivable, net of deferred loan fees, the $12.4 million, or 5.4% increase in commercial paper, the $12.3 million, or 209.5% increase in loans held for sale, and the $9.4 million, or 22.4% increase in other investments, net during the fiscal year 2019. The increase in net loans receivable from June 30, 2018, was driven by organic net loan growth of $228.6 million as primarily seen in the growth of our commercial and industrial and equipment finance loans which had a cumulative increase of $143.7 million, or 96.6%. In addition, commercial real estate loans increased during the year ended June 30, 2019, by $69.9 million or 8.2%. The increase in loans held for sale was due primarily to SBA loans originated during the period. The $13.7 million, or 391.2% increase in other assets was primarily due to the increase in operating leases originated by our new equipment finance line of business.

Stockholders' equity at June 30, 2019 decreased $346,000, or 0.1% to $408.9 million compared to $409.2 million at June 30, 2018. Changes within stockholders' equity included $27.1 million in net income, $3.0 million in stock-based compensation, and a $2.3 million increase in other comprehensive income representing a reduction in unrealized losses on investment securities, net of tax, to an unrealized gain of $733,000, partially offset by 1,149,785 shares of common stock repurchased at an average price per share of $26.65, or approximately $30.6 million in total, and $3.2 million related to cash dividends. As of June 30, 2019, HomeTrust Bank and the Company were considered "well capitalized" in accordance with their regulatory capital guidelines and exceeded all regulatory capital requirements.

Asset Quality

The allowance for loan losses was $21.4 million, or 0.79% of total loans, at June 30, 2019 compared to $21.1 million, or 0.83% of total loans, at June 30, 2018. The allowance for loan losses to gross loans, excluding acquired loans, was 0.85% at June 30, 2019, compared to 0.91% at June 30, 2018.

There was a $200,000 provision for loan losses for the three months ended June 30, 2019 compared to none for the same period last year. The $5.7 million provision for loan losses for the year ended June 30, 2019 compared to no provision for the year ended June 30, 2018 is primarily related to a $6.0 million commercial lending relationship, which was fully charged off in the third and fourth quarters this fiscal year. At the end of March 2019, the Company became aware that a commercial borrower operating as a heavy equipment contractor with $6.0 million of outstanding borrowings from the Bank had unexpectedly ceased operations. Based on further investigation and certain actions taken by the principal of the borrower, the Company believed that the Bank's collateral, consisting primarily of accounts receivable, had substantially deteriorated. As a result of this investigation and further subsequent developments, the Company determined a full charge-off of this relationship was appropriate. The Company is continuing to take action to enforce its rights against the borrower, guarantors and its collateral, including to preserve and recover the borrower’s assets, where appropriate.

As a result of this charged off lending relationship, net loan charge-offs increased to $3.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 as compared to $412,000 for the same period during the prior fiscal year. Net loan charge-offs increased to $5.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2019 from $91,000 for fiscal 2018. Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans were 0.47% for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 compared to 0.07% for the same period last fiscal year. Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans increased to 0.20% for the year ended June 30, 2019 from 0% for last fiscal year.

Nonperforming assets decreased 9.0% to $13.3 million, or 0.38% of total assets, at June 30, 2019, compared to $14.6 million, or 0.44% of total assets, at June 30, 2018. Nonperforming assets included $10.4 million in nonaccruing loans and $2.9 million in REO at June 30, 2019, compared to $10.9 million and $3.7 million, in nonaccruing loans and REO, respectively, at June 30, 2018.  Included in nonperforming loans are $4.5 million of loans restructured from their original terms of which $1.8 million were current at June 30, 2019, with respect to their modified payment terms. The decrease in nonaccruing loans was primarily due to continued improvement in credit quality throughout the loan portfolio and loans returning to performing status as payment history and the borrower's financial status improved. At June 30, 2019, $4.1 million, or 39.6%, of nonaccruing loans were current on their required loan payments. Purchased impaired loans acquired from prior acquisitions aggregating $1.3 million are excluded from nonaccruing loans due to the accretion of discounts established in accordance with the acquisition method of accounting for business combinations. Nonperforming loans to total loans decreased to 0.38% at June 30, 2019 from 0.43% at June 30, 2018.

The ratio of classified assets to total assets decreased to 0.89% at June 30, 2019 from 1.0% at June 30, 2018. Classified assets decreased 6.5% to $30.9 million at June 30, 2019 compared to $33.1 million at June 30, 2018. While the previously mentioned significant provision for loan losses negatively affected our earnings, we believe our overall asset quality metrics continue to demonstrate our commitment to growing and maintaining a loan portfolio with a moderate risk profile.

About HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for HomeTrust Bank. As of June 30, 2019, the Company had assets of $3.5 billion. The Bank, founded in 1926, is a North Carolina state chartered, community-focused financial institution committed to providing value added relationship banking through 43 locations as well as online/mobile channels. Locations include: North Carolina (including the Asheville metropolitan area, the "Piedmont" region, Charlotte, Cary, and Raleigh), Upstate South Carolina (Greenville), East Tennessee (including Kingsport/Johnson City/Bristol, Knoxville, and Morristown) and Southwest Virginia (including the Roanoke Valley). The Bank is the 2nd largest community bank headquartered in North Carolina.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements often include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," and "intend" or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could," or "may." Forward-looking statements are not historical facts but instead represent management's current expectations and forecasts regarding future events, many of which are inherently uncertain and outside of our control. Actual results may differ, possibly materially, from those currently expected or projected in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, include expected cost savings, synergies and other financial benefits from our acquisitions  might not be realized within the expected time frames or at all, and costs or difficulties relating to integration matters might be greater than expected; increased competitive pressures; changes in the interest rate environment; changes in general economic conditions and conditions within the securities markets; legislative and regulatory changes; and other factors described in HomeTrust's latest annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission - which are available on our website at www.htb.com and on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Any of the forward-looking statements that we make in this press release or the documents we file with or furnish to the SEC are based upon management's beliefs and assumptions at the time they are made and may turn out to be wrong because of inaccurate assumptions we might make, because of the factors described above or because of other factors that we cannot foresee. We do not undertake and specifically disclaim any obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements. These risks could cause our actual results for fiscal 2020 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements by, or on behalf of, us and could negatively affect our operating and stock performance.

WEBSITE: WWW.HTB.COM

Contact:
Dana L. Stonestreet – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Tony J. VunCannon – Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer
828-259-3939


Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands) June 30,
2019
  March 31,
2019
  December 31,
2018
  September 30,
 2018
  June 30,
2018 (2)
Assets                                      
Cash $ 40,909     $ 40,633     $ 44,425     $ 39,872     $ 45,222  
Interest-bearing deposits 30,134     37,678     26,881     18,896     25,524  
Cash and cash equivalents 71,043     78,311     71,306     58,768     70,746  
Commercial paper 241,446     246,903     239,286     238,224     229,070  
Certificates of deposit in other banks 52,005     56,209     51,936     58,384     66,937  
Securities available for sale, at fair value 121,786     139,112     149,752     148,704     154,993  
Other investments, at cost 51,328     51,122     44,858     43,996     41,931  
Loans held for sale 18,175     14,745     13,095     10,773     5,873  
Total loans, net of deferred loan fees 2,705,190     2,660,647     2,632,231     2,587,106     2,525,852  
Allowance for loan losses (21,429 )   (24,416 )   (21,419 )   (20,932 )   (21,060 )
Net loans 2,683,761     2,636,231     2,610,812     2,566,174     2,504,792  
Premises and equipment, net 61,051     60,559     61,232     61,737     62,537  
Accrued interest receivable 10,533     10,885     10,372     10,252     9,344  
Real estate owned ("REO") 2,929     3,003     2,955     3,286     3,684  
Deferred income taxes 26,523     28,832     28,533     30,942     32,565  
Bank owned life insurance ("BOLI") 90,254     89,663     89,156     88,581     88,028  
Goodwill 25,638     25,638     25,638     25,638     25,638  
Core deposit intangibles 2,499     2,948     3,436     3,963     4,528  
Other assets 17,207     13,576     10,732     4,537     3,503  
Total Assets $ 3,476,178     $ 3,457,737     $ 3,413,099     $ 3,353,959     $ 3,304,169  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                  
Liabilities                  
Deposits $ 2,327,257     $ 2,308,395     $ 2,258,069     $ 2,203,044     $ 2,196,253  
Borrowings 680,000     680,000     688,000     675,000     635,000  
Capital lease obligations 1,880     1,888     1,897     1,905     1,914  
Other liabilities 58,145     60,224     54,163     59,815     61,760  
Total liabilities 3,067,282     3,050,507     3,002,129     2,939,764     2,894,927  
Stockholders' Equity                  
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, none issued or outstanding                  
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 60,000,000 shares authorized (1) 180     183     185     190     191  
Additional paid in capital 190,315     196,824     203,660     214,803     217,480  
Retained earnings 224,545     217,490     215,289     208,365     200,575  
Unearned Employee Stock Ownership Plan ("ESOP") shares (6,877 )   (7,009 )   (7,142 )   (7,274 )   (7,406 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 733     (258 )   (1,022 )   (1,889 )   (1,598 )
Total stockholders' equity 408,896     407,230     410,970     414,195     409,242  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 3,476,178     $ 3,457,737     $ 3,413,099     $ 3,353,959     $ 3,304,169  

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  1. Shares of common stock issued and outstanding was 17,984,105 at June 30, 2019; 18,265,535 at March 31, 2019; 18,520,825 at December 31, 2018, 18,939,280 at September 30, 2018; and 19,041,668 at June 30, 2018.
  2. Derived from audited financial statements.


Consolidated Statement of Income (Unaudited)

  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
(Dollars in thousands) June 30,
2019
  March 31,
 2019
  June 30, 
2018
  June 30,
 2019
  June 30, 
2018 (1)
Interest and Dividend Income                                      
Loans $ 31,861     $ 30,770     $ 27,337     $ 121,903     $ 105,082  
Securities available for sale 861     850     877     3,443     3,668  
Certificates of deposit and other interest-bearing deposits 2,172     2,283     1,969     8,278     5,939  
Other investments 961     821     830     3,635     2,713  
Total interest and dividend income 35,855     34,724     31,013     137,259     117,402  
Interest Expense                  
Deposits 4,996     4,404     2,249     15,757     6,758  
Borrowings 3,935     3,741     2,854     14,626     9,314  
Total interest expense 8,931     8,145     5,103     30,383     16,072  
Net Interest Income 26,924     26,579     25,910     106,876     101,330  
Provision for Loan Losses 200     5,500         5,700      
Net Interest Income after Provision for Loan Losses 26,724     21,079     25,910     101,176     101,330  
Noninterest Income                  
Service charges and fees on deposit accounts 2,368     2,265     2,376     9,611     8,802  
Loan income and fees 665     134     266     1,422     1,176  
Gain on sale of loans held for sale 2,132     1,472     1,313     6,218     4,276  
BOLI income 529     518     501     2,103     2,117  
Gain from sale of premises and equipment                 164  
Other, net 1,117     997     606     3,541     2,437  
Total noninterest income 6,811     5,386     5,062     22,895     18,972  
Noninterest Expense                  
Salaries and employee benefits 13,286     13,463     11,918     52,291     48,170  
Net occupancy expense 2,408     2,294     2,478     9,454     9,689  
Marketing and advertising 634     400     372     1,853     1,478  
Telephone, postage, and supplies 830     698     777     3,040     2,958  
Deposit insurance premiums 467     320     373     1,426     1,619  
Computer services 1,940     1,980     1,700     7,664     6,440  
Loss (gain) on sale and impairment of REO (61 )   246     (25 )   439     127  
REO expense 326     200     308     874     1,065  
Core deposit intangible amortization 449     488     603     2,029     2,645  
Other 3,136     2,889     3,250     11,064     11,140  
Total noninterest expense 23,415     22,978     21,754     90,134     85,331  
Income Before Income Taxes 10,120     3,487     9,218     33,937     34,971  
Income Tax Expense 2,107     185     2,011     6,791     26,736  
Net Income $ 8,013     $ 3,302     $ 7,207     $ 27,146     $ 8,235  

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  1. Derived from audited financial statements.


Per Share Data

    Three Months Ended   Year Ended
    June 30, 
2019
  March 31, 
2019
  June 30, 
2018
  June 30, 
2019
  June 30,
 2018
Net income per common share:(1)                                        
Basic   $ 0.45     $ 0.19     $ 0.40     $ 1.52     $ 0.45  
Diluted   $ 0.44     $ 0.18     $ 0.38     $ 1.46     $ 0.44  
Adjusted net income per common share:(2)                    
Basic   $ 0.45     $ 0.17     $ 0.38     $ 1.52     $ 1.44  
Diluted   $ 0.44     $ 0.16     $ 0.36     $ 1.46     $ 1.38  
Average shares outstanding:                    
Basic   17,332,700     17,506,018     18,121,690     17,692,493     18,028,854  
Diluted   17,984,958     18,197,429     18,847,279     18,393,184     18,726,431  
Book value per share at end of period   $ 22.74     $ 22.29     $ 21.49     $ 22.74     $ 21.49  
Tangible book value per share at end of period (2)   $ 21.20     $ 20.77     $ 19.96     $ 21.20     $ 19.96  
Cash dividends declared per common share   $ 0.06     $ 0.06     $     $ 0.18     $  
Total shares outstanding at end of period   17,984,105     18,265,535     19,041,668     17,984,105     19,041,668  

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  1. Basic and diluted net income per common share have been prepared in accordance with the two-class method.
  2. See Non-GAAP reconciliations below for adjustments.


Selected Financial Ratios and Other Data

    Three Months Ended   Year Ended
    June 30,
2019
  March 31,
2019
  June 30,
2018
  June 30,
2019
  June 30,
2018
Performance ratios:(1)            
Return on assets (ratio of net income to average total assets)   0.92 %   0.39 %   0.88 %   0.80 %   0.25 %
Return on assets - adjusted(2)   0.92     0.35     0.83     0.79     0.80  
Return on equity (ratio of net income to average equity)   7.87     3.24     7.12     6.62     2.05  
Return on equity - adjusted(2)   7.87     2.92     6.75     6.54     6.43  
Tax equivalent yield on earning assets(3)   4.49     4.42     4.14     4.39     4.00  
Rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities   1.32     1.23     0.82     1.16     0.65  
Tax equivalent average interest rate spread(3)   3.17     3.19     3.32     3.23     3.35  
Tax equivalent net interest margin(3) (4)   3.38     3.39     3.47     3.43     3.46  
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities   119.16     119.70     121.27     120.39     120.77  
Operating expense to average total assets   2.70     2.69     2.62     2.65     2.63  
Efficiency ratio   69.41     71.88     70.24     69.46     70.93  
Efficiency ratio - adjusted(2)   68.81     71.19     69.36     68.83     70.12  

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  1. Ratios are annualized where appropriate.
  2. See Non-GAAP reconciliations below for adjustments.
  3. For the three months ended June 30, 2019, March 31, 2019, and June 30, 2018, the weighted average rate for municipal leases is adjusted for a 24%, 24%, and 30% combined federal and state tax rate, respectively since the interest from these leases is tax exempt. For the years ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, the weighted average rate for municipal leases is adjusted for a 24% and 30% combined federal and state tax rate, respectively.
  4. Net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.


    At or For the Three Months Ended
    June 30,   March 31,   December 31,   September 30,   June 30,
    2019   2019   2018   2018   2018
Asset quality ratios:                    
Nonperforming assets to total assets(1)   0.38 %   0.41 %   0.37 %   0.40 %   0.44 %
Nonperforming loans to total loans(1)   0.38     0.43     0.37     0.39     0.43  
Total classified assets to total assets   0.89     1.00     0.97     0.93     1.00  
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans(1)   206.90     215.46     221.45     207.06     192.96  
Allowance for loan losses to total loans   0.79     0.92     0.81     0.81     0.83  
Allowance for loan losses to total gross loans excluding acquired loans(2)   0.85     0.99     0.89     0.88     0.91  
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans (annualized)   0.47     0.38     (0.07 )   0.02     0.07  
Capital ratios:                    
Equity to total assets at end of period   11.76 %   11.78 %   12.04 %   12.35 %   12.39 %
Tangible equity to total tangible assets(2)   11.06     11.06     11.31     11.59     11.61  
Average equity to average assets   11.72     11.93     12.20     12.43     12.31  

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  1. Nonperforming assets include nonaccruing loans, consisting of certain restructured loans, and REO.  There were no accruing loans more than 90 days past due at the dates indicated.  At June 30, 2019, there were $4.5 million of restructured loans included in nonaccruing loans and $4.1 million, or 39.6%, of nonaccruing loans were current on their loan payments.  Purchased impaired loans acquired through acquisitions are excluded from nonaccruing loans due to the accretion of discounts in accordance with the acquisition method of accounting for business combinations.
  2. See Non-GAAP reconciliations below for adjustments.


Average Balance Sheet Data

  Three Months Ended June 30,
  2019   2018
(Dollars in thousands) Average
Balance
Outstanding
  Interest
Earned/
Paid(2)
  Yield/
Rate(2)
  Average
Balance
Outstanding
  Interest
Earned/
Paid(2)
  Yield/
Rate(2)
Assets:                      
Interest-earning assets:                      
Loans receivable (1) $ 2,703,056     $ 32,156     4.76 %   $ 2,476,524     $ 27,727     4.48 %
Deposits in other banks 93,365     468     2.00 %   110,819     440     1.59 %
Securities available for sale 135,438     861     2.54 %   159,667     877     2.20 %
Other interest-earning assets(3) 290,962     2,665     3.66 %   286,524     2,359     3.29 %
Total interest-earning assets 3,222,821     36,150     4.49 %   3,033,534     31,403     4.14 %
Other assets 252,037             255,903          
Total Assets 3,474,858             3,289,437          
Liabilities and equity:                      
Interest-bearing liabilities:                      
Interest-bearing checking accounts 462,626     348     0.30 %   480,688     282     0.24 %
Money market accounts 691,701     1,472     0.85 %   670,486     746     0.45 %
Savings accounts 184,719     56     0.12 %   216,058     70     0.13 %
Certificate accounts 666,219     3,120     1.87 %   509,543     1,151     0.90 %
Total interest-bearing deposits 2,005,265     4,996     1.00 %   1,876,775     2,249     0.48 %
Borrowings 699,374     3,935     2.25 %   624,725     2,854     1.83 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities 2,704,639     8,931     1.32 %   2,501,500     5,103     0.82 %
Noninterest-bearing deposits 298,769             317,356          
Other liabilities 64,102             65,678          
Total liabilities 3,067,510             2,884,534          
Stockholders' equity 407,348             404,903          
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity 3,474,858             3,289,437          
                       
Net earning assets $ 518,182             $ 532,034          
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 119.16 %           121.27 %        
Tax-equivalent:                      
Net interest income     $ 27,219             $ 26,300      
Interest rate spread         3.17 %           3.32 %
Net interest margin(4)         3.38 %           3.47 %
Non-tax-equivalent:                      
Net interest income     $ 26,924             $ 25,910      
Interest rate spread         3.13 %           3.27 %
Net interest margin(4)         3.34 %           3.42 %

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(1) The average loans receivable, net balances include loans held for sale and nonaccruing loans.
(2) Interest income used in the average interest earned and yield calculation includes the tax equivalent adjustment of $295 and $390 for the three months ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, calculated based on a combined federal and state tax rate of 24% and 30%, respectively.
(3) The average other interest-earning assets consist of FRB stock, FHLB stock, Small Business Investment Company ("SBIC") investments, and commercial paper.
(4) Net interest income divided by average interest-earning asset.

  Years Ended June 30,
  2019   2018
(Dollars in thousands) Average
Balance
Outstanding
  Interest
Earned/
Paid(2)
  Yield/
Rate(2)
  Average
Balance
Outstanding
  Interest
Earned/
Paid(2)
  Yield/
Rate(2)
Assets:                      
Interest-earning assets:                      
Loans receivable (1) $ 2,632,127     $ 123,076     4.68 %   $ 2,418,946     $ 106,641     4.41 %
Deposits in other banks 89,410     1,726     1.93 %   137,026     1,934     1.41 %
Securities available for sale 145,344     3,443     2.37 %   172,461     3,668     2.13 %
Other interest-earning assets(3) 282,986     10,187     3.60 %   247,829     6,718     2.71 %
Total interest-earning assets 3,149,867     138,432     4.39 %   2,976,262     118,961     4.00 %
Other assets 247,029             267,399          
Total Assets 3,396,896             3,243,661          
Liabilities and equity:                      
Interest-bearing liabilities:                      
Interest-bearing checking accounts 462,933     1,251     0.27 %   473,880     970     0.20 %
Money market accounts 689,946     5,102     0.74 %   644,331     2,442     0.38 %
Savings accounts 194,635     245     0.13 %   224,582     295     0.13 %
Certificate accounts 596,727     9,159     1.53 %   463,306     3,051     0.66 %
Total interest-bearing deposits 1,944,241     15,757     0.81 %   1,806,099     6,758     0.37 %
Borrowings 672,186     14,626     2.18 %   658,240     9,314     1.41 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities 2,616,427     30,383     1.16 %   2,464,339     16,072     0.65 %
Noninterest-bearing deposits 307,420             311,210          
Other liabilities 63,229             65,489          
Total liabilities 2,987,076             2,841,038          
Stockholders' equity 409,820             402,623          
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity 3,396,896             3,243,661          
                       
Net earning assets $ 533,440             $ 511,923          
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 120.39 %           120.77 %        
Tax-equivalent:                      
Net interest income     $ 108,049             $ 102,889      
Interest rate spread         3.23 %           3.35 %
Net interest margin(4)         3.43 %           3.46 %
Non-tax-equivalent:                      
Net interest income     $ 106,876             $ 101,330      
Interest rate spread         3.20 %           3.29 %
Net interest margin(4)         3.39 %           3.40 %

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(1) The average loans receivable, net balances include loans held for sale and nonaccruing loans.
(2) Interest income used in the average interest earned and yield calculation includes the tax equivalent adjustment of $1,173 and $1,559 for the year ended June 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively, calculated based on a combined federal and state tax rate of 24% and 30%, respectively.
(3) The average other interest-earning assets consist of FRB stock, FHLB stock, SBIC investments, and commercial paper.
(4) Net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.


Loans

(Dollars in thousands) June 30,
2019
  March 31,
2019
  December 31,
2018
  September 30,
2018
  June 30,
2018
Retail consumer loans:                                      
  One-to-four family $ 660,591     $ 658,723     $ 661,374     $ 656,011     $ 664,289  
   HELOCs - originated 131,095     133,203     135,430     135,512     137,564  
  HELOCs - purchased 116,972     128,832     138,571     150,733     166,276  
  Construction and land/lots 80,602     76,153     74,507     75,433     65,601  
  Indirect auto finance 153,448     162,127     170,516     173,305     173,095  
  Consumer 19,756     19,374     13,520     13,139     12,379  
Total retail consumer loans 1,162,464     1,178,412     1,193,918     1,204,133     1,219,204  
Commercial loans:                  
  Commercial real estate 927,261     892,383     904,357     879,184     857,315  
  Construction and development 210,916     214,511     198,738     198,809     192,102  
  Commercial and industrial 160,471     154,470     143,201     150,362     135,336  
  Equipment finance 132,058     109,175     81,380     43,377     13,487  
  Municipal leases 112,016     112,067     111,135     111,951     109,172  
Total commercial loans 1,542,722     1,482,607     1,438,812     1,383,683     1,307,412  
Total loans 2,705,186     2,661,019     2,632,730     2,587,816     2,526,616  
  Deferred loan costs (fees), net 4     (372 )   (499 )   (710 )   (764 )
Total loans, net of deferred loan fees 2,705,190     2,660,647     2,632,231     2,587,106     2,525,852  
  Allowance for loan losses (21,429 )   (24,416 )   (21,419 )   (20,932 )   (21,060 )
Loans, net $ 2,683,761     $ 2,636,231     $ 2,610,812     $ 2,566,174     $ 2,504,792  

Deposits

(Dollars in thousands) June 30,
2019
  March 31,
2019
  December 31,
2018
  September 30,
2018
  June 30,
2018
Core deposits:                                      
   Noninterest-bearing accounts $ 294,322     $ 301,083     $ 300,031     $ 313,110     $ 317,822  
  NOW accounts 452,295     477,637     474,080     462,694     471,364  
  Money market accounts 691,172     692,102     703,445     687,148     677,665  
  Savings accounts 177,278     192,754     192,954     203,372     213,250  
Total core deposits 1,615,067     1,663,576     1,670,510     1,666,324     1,680,101  
Certificates of deposit 712,190     644,819     587,559     536,720     516,152  
Total $ 2,327,257     $ 2,308,395     $ 2,258,069     $ 2,203,044     $ 2,196,253  


Non-GAAP Reconciliations

In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles utilized in the United States ("GAAP"), this earnings release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures, which include: the efficiency ratio; tangible book value; tangible book value per share; tangible equity to tangible assets ratio; net income excluding certain state income tax expense, adjustments for the change in federal tax law, and gain from the sale of premises and equipment; earnings per share ("EPS"), return on assets ("ROA"), and return on equity ("ROE") excluding certain state income tax expense, adjustments for the change in federal tax law, and gain from the sale of premises and equipment; and the ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total loans excluding acquired loans. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures and ratios as presented are useful for both investors and management to facilitate comparison of the quality and composition of the Company's capital and earnings ability over time and in comparison to its competitors. These non-GAAP measures have inherent limitations, are not required to be uniformly applied and are not audited. They should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for total stockholders' equity or operating results determined in accordance with GAAP.  These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Set forth below is a reconciliation to GAAP of our efficiency ratio:

    Three Months Ended   Year Ended
(Dollars in thousands)   June 30,   March 31,   June 30,   June 30,
    2019   2019   2018   2019   2018
Noninterest expense   $ 23,415     $ 22,978     $ 21,754     $ 90,134     $ 85,331  
                     
Net interest income     26,924     $ 26,579     $ 25,910     $ 106,876     $ 101,330  
Plus noninterest income   6,811     5,386     5,062     22,895     18,972  
Plus tax equivalent adjustment   295     313     390     1,174     1,559  
Less gain on sale of fixed assets                   164  
Net interest income plus noninterest income – as adjusted   $ 34,030     $ 32,278     $ 31,362     $ 130,945     $ 121,697  
Efficiency ratio - adjusted   68.81 %   71.19 %   69.36 %   68.83 %   70.12 %
Efficiency ratio (without adjustments)   69.41 %   71.88 %   70.24 %   69.46 %   70.93 %

Set forth below is a reconciliation to GAAP of tangible book value and tangible book value per share:

    As of
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)   June 30,
2019
    March 31,
2019
    December 31,
2018
    September 30,
2018
    June 30,
2018
 
Total stockholders' equity   $ 408,896     $ 407,230     $ 410,970     $ 414,195     $ 409,242  
Less: goodwill, core deposits intangibles, net of taxes   27,562     27,908     28,284     28,690     29,125  
Tangible book value (1)   $ 381,334     $ 379,322     $ 382,686     $ 385,505     $ 380,117  
Common shares outstanding   17,984,105     18,265,535     18,520,825     18,939,280     19,041,668  
Tangible book value per share   $ 21.20     $ 20.77     $ 20.66     $ 20.35     $ 19.96  
Book value per share   $ 22.74     $ 22.29     $ 22.19     $ 21.87     $ 21.49  

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(1) Tangible book value is equal to total stockholders' equity less goodwill and core deposit intangibles, net of related deferred tax liabilities.

Set forth below is a reconciliation to GAAP of tangible equity to tangible assets:

    As of
    June 30,
2019
  March 31,
2019
  December 31,
2018
  September 30,
2018
  June 30,
2018
(Dollars in thousands)                                        
Tangible equity(1)   $ 381,334     $ 379,322     $ 382,686     $ 385,505     $ 380,117  
Total assets   $ 3,476,178     $ 3,457,737     $ 3,413,099     $ 3,353,959     $ 3,304,169  
Less: goodwill and core deposit intangibles, net of taxes   27,562     27,908     28,284     28,690     29,125  
Total tangible assets(2)   $ 3,448,616     $ 3,429,829     $ 3,384,815     $ 3,325,269     $ 3,275,044  
Tangible equity to tangible assets   11.06 %   11.06 %   11.31 %   11.59 %   11.61 %

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(1) Tangible equity (or tangible book value) is equal to total stockholders' equity less goodwill and core deposit intangibles, net of related deferred tax liabilities.
(2) Total tangible assets is equal to total assets less goodwill and core deposit intangibles, net of related deferred tax liabilities.

Set forth below is a reconciliation to GAAP of net income, ROA, ROE, and EPS as adjusted to exclude certain state tax expense, adjustments for the change in federal tax law, and gain on sale of premises and equipment:

    Three Months Ended   Year Ended
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)   June 30,
 2019
  March 31,
 2019
  June 30, 
2018
  June 30,
 2019
  June 30,
 2018
State tax expense adjustment (1)           (275 )       (142 )
Change in federal tax law adjustment (2)       (325 )   (103 )   (325 )   17,908  
Gain on sale of premises and equipment                   (164 )
Total adjustments       (325 )   (378 )   (325 )   17,602  
Tax effect (3)                   49  
Total adjustments, net of tax       (325 )   (378 )   (325 )   17,651  
                     
Net income (GAAP)   8,013     3,302     7,207     27,146     8,235  
                     
Net income (non-GAAP)   $ 8,013     $ 2,977     $ 6,829     $ 26,821     $ 25,886  
                     
Per Share Data                    
Average shares outstanding - basic   17,332,700     17,506,018     18,121,690     17,692,493     18,028,854  
Average shares outstanding - diluted   17,984,958     18,197,429     18,847,279     18,393,184     18,726,431  
                     
Basic EPS                    
EPS (GAAP)   $ 0.45     $ 0.19     $ 0.40     $ 1.52     $ 0.45  
Non-GAAP adjustment       (0.02 )   (0.02 )       0.99  
EPS (non-GAAP)   $ 0.45     $ 0.17     $ 0.38     $ 1.52     $ 1.44  
                     
Diluted EPS                    
EPS (GAAP)   $ 0.44     $ 0.18     $ 0.38     $ 1.46     $ 0.44  
Non-GAAP adjustment       (0.02 )   (0.02 )       0.94  
EPS (non-GAAP)   $ 0.44     $ 0.16     $ 0.36     $ 1.46     $ 1.38  
                     
Average Balances                    
Average assets   $ 3,474,858     $ 3,241,189     $ 3,289,437     $ 3,396,896     $ 3,243,661  
Average equity   $ 407,348     $ 408,123     $ 404,903     $ 409,820     $ 402,623  
                     
ROA                    
ROA (GAAP)   0.92 %   0.39 %   0.88 %   0.80 %   0.25 %
Non-GAAP adjustment   %   (0.04 )%   (0.05 )%   (0.01 )%   0.55 %
ROA (non-GAAP)   0.92 %   0.35 %   0.83 %   0.79 %   0.80 %
                     
ROE                    
ROE (GAAP)   7.87 %   3.24 %   7.12 %   6.62 %   2.05 %
Non-GAAP adjustment   %   (0.32 )%   (0.37 )%   (0.08 )%   4.38 %
ROE (non-GAAP)   7.87 %   2.92 %   6.75 %   6.54 %   6.43 %

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(1) State tax adjustment is a result of various revaluations of state deferred tax assets.
(2) Revaluation of net deferred tax assets due to the Tax Act.

Set forth below is a reconciliation to GAAP of the allowance for loan losses to total loans and the allowance for loan losses as adjusted to exclude acquired loans:

  As of
(Dollars in thousands) June 30,
2019
  March 31,
2019
  December 31,
2018
  September 30,
2018
  June 30,
2018
Total gross loans receivable (GAAP) $ 2,705,186     $ 2,661,019     $ 2,632,730     $ 2,587,816     $ 2,526,616  
Less: acquired loans 214,046     223,101     236,389     253,695     271,801  
Adjusted loans (non-GAAP) $ 2,491,140     $ 2,437,918     $ 2,396,341     $ 2,334,121     $ 2,254,815  
                   
Allowance for loan losses (GAAP) $ 21,429     $ 24,416     $ 21,419     $ 20,932     $ 21,060  
Less: allowance for loan losses on acquired loans 201     201     199     295     483  
Adjusted allowance for loan losses $ 21,228     $ 24,215     $ 21,220     $ 20,637     $ 20,577  
Allowance for loan losses / Adjusted loans (non-GAAP) 0.85 %   0.99 %   0.89 %   0.88 %   0.91 %

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