Independent Bank Corporation Reports 2013 First Quarter Results PR Newswire IONIA, Mich., April 22, 2013 IONIA, Mich., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: IBCP) reported first quarter 2013 net income applicable to common stock of $4.7 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, versus net income applicable to common stock of $2.4 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, in the prior-year period. The Company's fifth consecutive profitable quarter was highlighted by: oAdditional improvement in asset quality, with non-performing assets down 13% during the quarter and 38% since Mar. 31, 2012. oA $5.8 million, or 113%, year-over-year decline in the quarterly provision for loan losses. oRegulatory capital ratios that increased significantly and remain substantially above minimum requirements for "well-capitalized" On Dec. 7, 2012, the Company completed the sale of 21 branches. This transaction resulted in the transfer of approximately $403.1 million of deposits and the sale of approximately $48.0 million of loans. The transaction also resulted in the transfer of $336.1 million of cash to the purchaser of the branches. William B. ("Brad") Kessel, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Independent Bank Corporation, commented: "We are very pleased to report our fifth consecutive quarter of profitability as well as further progress in improving asset quality, as evidenced by a reduction in our non-performing loans, loan net charge-offs and the provision for loan losses as compared to the year ago quarter. Our capital initiatives remain centered on strategies to convert the preferred stock owned by the U.S. Treasury ('UST') into common stock and exit TARP. We are also focused on preserving the potential future use of our net deferred tax asset, which totaled approximately $62.5 million at Mar. 31, 2013, and on which we have established a full valuation allowance. The potential future recovery of this valuation allowance represents a source of capital that would be of meaningful value to our shareholders." The Company assesses whether a valuation allowance on its deferred tax assets is necessary each quarter. Reversing or reducing the existing valuation allowance requires the Company to conclude that the realization of the deferred tax assets is "more likely than not." The ultimate realization of this asset is primarily based on the Company generating future income. As the Company continues to assess whether the valuation allowance on its deferred tax assets is necessary in the future, it will focus on demonstrating a return to sustainable profitability through the following primary criteria: oAchieving at least six consecutive quarters of profitability; oA forecast of future profitability that supports that the realization of the deferred tax assets is more likely than not; and oA forecast that future asset quality continues to be stable to improving and that other factors do not exist that could cause a significant adverse impact on future profitability. Operating Results The Company's net interest income totaled $19.6 million during the first quarter of 2013, a decrease of $2.5 million, or 11.5%, from the year-ago period, and a decrease of $1.3 million, or 6.3% from the fourth quarter of 2012. The Company's net interest income as a percent of average interest-earning assets (the "net interest margin") was 4.21% during the first quarter of 2013 compared to 4.14% in the year ago period, and 3.96% in the fourth quarter of 2012. The decrease in net interest income is primarily due to a decline in average interest-earning assets resulting from the aforementioned branch sale. The increase in the net interest margin is due primarily to a change in asset mix, as lower yielding interest-bearing cash balances and short-term investments decreased following the branch sale. Average interest-earning assets were $1.87 billion in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $2.14 billion in the year ago quarter and $2.10 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012. Non-interest income totaled $11.1 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared to $14.6 million in the year-ago period, representing a decrease of $3.5 million, or 24.1%. Service charges on deposit accounts, interchange income and other non-interest income all declined primarily reflecting the impact of the branch sale. In addition, the Company recorded a reduction in non-interest income of $1.0 million in the first quarter of 2013 (as compared to a reduction of $0.2 million in the first quarter of 2012), due to an increase in the fair value of the warrant issued to the UST. The increase in the fair value of this warrant primarily reflects the significant increase in the Company's common stock price during the first three months of 2013. Non-interest expense totaled $25.5 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared to $28.0 million in the year-ago period representing a decrease of $2.6 million, or 9.2%. The branch sale had the most significant impact on the declines in most of the categories of non-interest expenses. Loan and collection expenses (down $0.7 million) and net losses on other real estate ("ORE") and repossessed assets (down $0.3 million) declined due primarily to reduced levels of non-performing loans, commercial watch credits and ORE. In addition, credit card and bank service fees (down $0.3 million) and vehicle service contract counterparty contingencies (down $0.3 million) declined due primarily to a decrease in the size of the Company's payment plan receivables portfolio. The first quarter of 2012 included a $1.4 million one-time reduction in other non-interest expense related to the reversal of a previously established accrual at Mepco Finance Corporation that was determined to no longer be necessary. Asset Quality Commenting on asset quality, President and CEO Kessel added: "Our provision for loan losses decreased by $5.8 million, or 113.5%, in the first quarter of 2013 as compared to the year-ago level, primarily reflecting a reduction in non-performing loans, a lower level of watch credits, reduced loan net charge-offs, and an overall decline in total loan balances. Since Mar. 31, 2012, non-performing loans and commercial loan watch credits have declined by approximately 46% and 30%, respectively. In addition, thirty- to eighty-nine day delinquency rates at Mar. 31, 2013 were 0.61% for commercial loans and 1.47% for mortgage and consumer loans. These delinquency rates continue to be well managed as we strive to further improve asset quality and further reduce credit related costs." A breakdown of non-performing loans^(1) by loan type is as follows: Loan Type 3/31/2013 12/31/2012 3/31/2012 (Dollars in Thousands) Commercial $ 11,595 $ 14,753 $ 24,595 Consumer/installment 2,169 2,343 3,113 Mortgage 14,081 15,736 23,544 Payment plan receivables^(2) 35 104 481 Total $ 27,880 $ 32,936 $ 51,733 Ratio of non-performing loans to total 2.00% 2.32% 3.37% portfolio loans Ratio of non-performing assets to total 2.45% 2.92% 3.42% assets Ratio of the allowance for loan losses to 146.22% 134.43% 108.26% non-performing loans (1) Excludes loans that are classified as "troubled debt restructured" that are still performing. Represents payment plans for which no payments have been received for 90 days or more and for which Mepco has not yet completed the process to (2) charge the applicable counterparty for the balance due. These balances exclude receivables due from Mepco counterparties related to the cancellation of payment plan receivables. Non-performing loans have declined by $5.1 million, or 15.4%, since year-end 2012. All categories of non-performing loans declined; the principal decreases since year-end 2012 were in commercial loans and residential mortgage loans. The decline in non-performing loans primarily reflects loan net charge-offs, pay-offs, negotiated transactions and the migration of loans into ORE during 2013. Non-performing commercial loans have declined by $66.5 million, or 85.1%, since they peaked in 2008. Non-performing retail (residential mortgage and consumer/installment) loans have declined by $42.9 million, or 72.5%, since they peaked in 2009. Other real estate and repossessed assets totaled $23.6 million at Mar. 31, 2013, compared to $26.1 million at Dec. 31, 2012. The provision for loan losses was a credit of $0.7 million and an expense of $5.1 million in the first quarters of 2013 and 2012, respectively. The level of the provision for loan losses in each period reflects the Company's overall assessment of the allowance for loan losses, taking into consideration factors such as loan mix, levels of non-performing and classified loans and loan net charge-offs. Loan net charge-offs were $2.8 million (0.82% annualized of average loans) in the first quarter of 2013, compared to $8.0 million (2.07% annualized of average loans) in the first quarter of 2012. The decline in first quarter 2013 loan net charge-offs compared to year ago levels is primarily due to a $2.2 million decline in commercial loan net charge-offs and a $2.7 million decline in mortgage loan net charge-offs. At Mar. 31, 2013, the allowance for loan losses totaled $40.8 million, or 2.93% of portfolio loans, compared to $44.3 million, or 3.12% of portfolio loans, at Dec. 31, 2012. Balance Sheet, Liquidity and Capital Total assets were $2.11 billion at Mar. 31, 2013, an increase of $81.5 million from Dec. 31, 2012. Loans, excluding loans held for sale, were $1.39 billion at Mar. 31, 2013, compared to $1.42 billion at Dec. 31, 2012. Deposits totaled $1.85 billion at Mar. 31, 2012, an increase of $71.3 million from Dec. 31, 2012. The increase in deposits is primarily due to growth in checking and savings accounts. Cash and cash equivalents totaled $221.6 million at Mar. 31, 2013, versus $179.8 million at Dec. 31, 2012. Securities available for sale totaled $283.9 million at Mar. 31, 2013, versus $208.4 million at Dec. 31, 2012. This $75.5 million increase is primarily due to the purchase of residential mortgage-backed securities and municipal securities during the first quarter of 2013. Total shareholders' equity was $144.1 million at Mar. 31, 2013, or 6.84% of total assets. Tangible common equity totaled $55.0 million at Mar. 31, 2013, or $5.81 per share. The Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Independent Bank, remains "well capitalized" for regulatory purposes with the following ratios: Well Capitalized Regulatory Capital Ratios 3/31/2013 12/31/2012 Minimum Tier 1 capital to average total assets 9.55% 8.26% 5.00% Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets 14.39% 13.67% 6.00% Total capital to risk-weighted assets 15.67% 14.95% 10.00% About Independent Bank Corporation Independent Bank Corporation (Nasdaq Symbol: IBCP) is a Michigan-based bank holding company with total assets of approximately $2.1 billion. Founded as First National Bank of Ionia in 1864, Independent Bank Corporation now operates convenient locations across Michigan's Lower Peninsula through one state-chartered bank subsidiary. This subsidiary (Independent Bank) provides a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage lending, investments and title services. Independent Bank Corporation is committed to providing exceptional personal service and value to its customers, stockholders and the communities it serves. For more information, please visit our website at: www.IndependentBank.com. Any statements in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "expect," "believe," "intend," "estimate," "project," "may" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are predicated on management's beliefs and assumptions based on information known to Independent Bank Corporation's management as of the date of this news release and do not purport to speak as of any other date. Forward-looking statements may include descriptions of plans and objectives of Independent Bank Corporation's management for future operations, products or services, and forecasts of the Company's revenue, earnings or other measures of economic performance, including statements of profitability, estimates of credit quality trends, and statements about the potential value of our deferred tax assets. Such statements reflect the view of Independent Bank Corporation's management as of this date with respect to future events and are not guarantees of future performance. These forward-looking statements involve assumptions and are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, such as changes in Independent Bank Corporation's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. Should one or more of these risks materialize or should underlying beliefs or assumptions prove incorrect, the Company's actual results could differ materially from those discussed. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include the ability of Independent Bank Corporation to meet the objectives of its capital restoration plan, the ability of Independent Bank to remain well-capitalized under federal regulatory standards, the pace of economic recovery within Michigan and beyond, our ability to collect receivables from Mepco Finance Corporation's counterparties related to cancellations of payment plans, changes in interest rates, changes in the accounting treatment of any particular item, the results of regulatory examinations, changes in industries where the Company has a concentration of loans, changes in the level of fee income, changes in general economic conditions and related credit and market conditions, and the impact of regulatory responses to any of the foregoing. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Independent Bank Corporation does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect facts, circumstances, assumptions or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made. For any forward-looking statements made in this news release or in any documents, Independent Bank Corporation claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. INDEPENDENT BANK CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition March 31, December 31, 2013 2012 (unaudited) Assets (In thousands, except share amounts) Cash and due from banks $ 51,489 $ 55,487 Interest bearing deposits 170,141 124,295 Cash and Cash Equivalents 221,630 179,782 Interest bearing deposits - time 6,973 - Trading securities 201 110 Securities available for sale 283,934 208,413 Federal Home Loan Bank and Federal 20,838 20,838 Reserve Bank stock, at cost Loans held for sale, carried at fair 37,554 47,487 value Loans held for sale, carried at - 3,292 lower of cost or fair value Loans Commercial 612,331 617,258 Mortgage 515,796 527,340 Installment 184,424 189,849 Payment plan receivables 78,311 84,692 Total Loans 1,390,862 1,419,139 Allowance for loan losses (40,765) (44,275) Net Loans 1,350,097 1,374,864 Other real estate and repossessed 23,639 26,133 assets Property and equipment, net 47,440 47,016 Bank-owned life insurance 51,228 50,890 Other intangibles 3,772 3,975 Capitalized mortgage loan servicing 11,590 11,013 rights Prepaid FDIC deposit insurance 8,851 9,448 assessment Vehicle service contract 18,270 18,449 counterparty receivables, net Accrued income and other assets 19,330 22,157 Total Assets $ 2,105,347 $ 2,023,867 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Deposits Non-interest bearing $ 504,614 $ 488,126 Savings and interest-bearing 919,098 871,238 checking Reciprocal 45,852 33,242 Retail time 366,635 372,340 Brokered time 14,594 14,591 Total Deposits 1,850,793 1,779,537 Other borrowings 17,630 17,625 Subordinated debentures 50,175 50,175 Vehicle service contract 6,443 7,725 counterparty payables Accrued expenses and other 36,221 33,830 liabilities Total Liabilities 1,961,262 1,888,892 Shareholders' Equity Convertible preferred stock, no par value, 200,000 shares authorized; 74,426 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012; liquidation preference: $86,191 at March 31, 2013 and $85,150 at December 31, 85,299 84,204 2012 Common stock, no par value, 500,000,000 shares authorized; issued and outstanding: 9,473,462 shares at March 31, 2013 and 9,093,732 shares at 253,437 251,237 December 31, 2012 Accumulated deficit (187,698) (192,408) Accumulated other comprehensive (6,953) (8,058) loss Total Shareholders' Equity 144,085 134,975 Total Liabilities and Shareholders' $ 2,105,347 $ 2,023,867 Equity INDEPENDENT BANK CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES Consolidated Statements of Operations Three Months Ended March 31, December 31, March 31, 2013 2012 2012 (unaudited) (In thousands) Interest Income Interest and fees on loans $ 20,710 $ 22,353 $ 24,346 Interest on securities Taxable 670 688 658 Tax-exempt 238 243 296 Other investments 332 430 396 Total Interest Income 21,950 23,714 25,696 Interest Expense Deposits 1,529 1,961 2,424 Other borrowings 865 879 1,172 Total Interest Expense 2,394 2,840 3,596 Net Interest Income 19,556 20,874 22,100 Provision for loan losses (691) 449 5,131 Net Interest Income After Provision for 20,247 20,425 16,969 Loan Losses Non-interest Income Service charges on deposit accounts 3,406 4,395 4,201 Interchange income 1,757 2,135 2,322 Net gains (losses) on assets Mortgage loans 3,637 5,282 3,860 Securities 84 72 684 Other than temporary impairment loss on securities Total impairment loss - (7) (177) Loss recognized in other - - - comprehensive loss Net impairment loss recognized - (7) (177) in earnings Mortgage loan servicing 622 882 736 Title insurance fees 484 484 508 Increase in fair value of U.S. (1,045) (74) (154) Treasury warrant Net gain on branch sale - 5,402 - Other 2,123 2,826 2,604 Total Non-interest Income 11,068 21,397 14,584 Non-interest Expense Compensation and employee benefits 11,307 14,385 12,482 Occupancy, net 2,424 2,416 2,716 Loan and collection 2,226 1,836 2,890 Data processing 1,916 2,049 1,933 Furniture, fixtures and equipment 1,032 1,145 1,196 Communications 780 886 973 Legal and professional 692 1,058 897 Provision for loss reimbursement on 663 361 432 sold loans Net losses on other real estate and 652 943 987 repossessed assets FDIC deposit insurance 630 817 857 Advertising 570 652 556 Interchange expense 410 478 406 Credit card and bank service fees 334 383 651 Vehicle service contract counterparty 127 551 471 contingencies Recoveries related to unfunded lending (19) (91) (47) commitments Other 1,729 2,038 649 Total Non-interest Expense 25,473 29,907 28,049 Income Before Income Tax 5,842 11,915 3,504 Income tax expense 35 - - $ 5,807 $ 11,915 $ 3,504 Net Income Preferred stock dividends and discount 1,095 1,106 1,056 accretion Net Income Applicable to Common Stock $ 4,712 $ 10,809 $ 2,448 INDEPENDENT BANK CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES Selected Financial Data Three Months Ended March 31, December 31, March 31, 2013 2012 2012 (unaudited) Per Common Share Data Net Income Per Common Share (A) Basic (B) $ 0.51 $ 1.21 $ 0.29 Diluted (C) 0.27 0.36 0.07 Cash dividends declared per common 0.00 0.00 0.00 share Selected Ratios (D) As a Percent of Average Interest-Earning Assets Interest income 4.73 % 4.50 % 4.82 % Interest expense 0.52 0.54 0.68 Net interest income 4.21 3.96 4.14 Net Income to (A) Average common shareholders' 34.76 % 99.01 % 42.29 % equity Average assets 0.93 1.87 0.42 Average Shares Basic (B) 9,266,072 8,921,761 8,533,584 Diluted (C) 21,831,316 33,301,197 47,318,098 These amounts are calculated using net income applicable to common stock. (A) Dividends on convertible preferred stock are added back in the diluted per share calculation. Average shares of common stock for basic net income per common share (B) include shares issued and outstanding during the period and participating share awards. Average shares of common stock for diluted net income per common share include shares to be issued upon conversion of convertible preferred (C) stock, shares to be issued upon exercise of common stock warrants, shares to be issued upon exercise of stock options, restricted stock units and stock units for a deferred compensation plan for non-employee directors. (D) Ratios have been annualized. SOURCE Independent Bank Corporation Website: http://www.independentbank.com Contact: William B. Kessel, President and CEO, 616.447.3933, or Robert N. Shuster, Chief Financial Officer, 616.522.1765
Independent Bank Corporation Reports 2013 First Quarter Results
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