HOQUIAM, Wash., Jan. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Timberland Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSBK) ("Timberland" or "the Company") today reported net income of $1.61 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2013. Net income to common shareholders, after adjusting for the preferred stock dividend and the preferred stock discount accretion, was $1.41 million, or $0.20 per diluted common share. This compares to net income to common shareholders of $696,000, or $0.10 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, and net income to common shareholders of $1.44 million, or $0.21 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2012.
Timberland's Board of Directors also announced an increase in the quarterly cash dividend to common shareholders to $0.04 per common share payable on February 28, 2014 to shareholders of record on February 14, 2014.
"During the quarter ended December 31, 2013 Timberland purchased and retired all of the 12,065 preferred shares that remained outstanding from the 16,641 shares issued to the U.S. Treasury in December 2008," stated Michael R. Sand, President and CEO. "The purchase, which was accomplished using existing balance sheet resources, eliminated the obligation to pay $1.09 million in preferred stock dividends during each of the next five years. In future quarters the net income to common shareholders will not be reduced by preferred stock dividends and preferred stock discount accretion which, this quarter, reduced EPS by $0.03 per diluted common share."
Fiscal First Quarter 2014 Highlights (at or for the period ended December 31, 2013, compared to December 31, 2012, or September 30, 2013):
Capital Ratios and Asset Quality
Timberland Bancorp remains well capitalized with a total risk-based capital ratio of 14.39% and a Tier 1 leverage capital ratio of 10.10% at December 31, 2013. Timberland redeemed the remaining 12,065 shares of Series A Preferred Stock for $12.1 million on December 20, 2013. The preferred dividend and accretion payments reduced earnings to common shareholders by $206,000, or $0.03 per diluted common share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2014, and by $264,000, or $0.04 per diluted common share, in the first quarter one year ago. The dividend rate on the preferred shares was scheduled to increase to 9.0% on December 23, 2013.
Timberland did not make a provision to its loan loss allowance during the quarter ended December 31, 2013, compared to $165,000 in the preceding quarter and $200,000 in the comparable quarter one year ago. Net charge-offs for the first fiscal quarter were $391,000, compared to $155,000 for the preceding quarter and $256,000 for the comparable quarter one year ago. Even though net charge-offs increased slightly, no provision to the loan loss allowance was deemed necessary since other underlying credit quality metrics improved during the current quarter.
Total delinquent loans (past due 30 days or more) and non-accrual loans decreased 2% to $17.8 million at December 31, 2013, from $18.1 million at September 30, 2013 and decreased 29% from $25.0 million one year ago. The non-performing assets to total assets ratio was 3.97% at December 31, 2013, compared to 3.75% three months earlier and 5.13% one year ago.
Non-accrual loans increased to $14.1 million at December 31, 2013, from $13.6 million at September 30, 2013 and decreased from $21.7 million at December 31, 2012. The non-accrual loans at December 31, 2013, were comprised of 57 loans and 50 credit relationships. By dollar amount per category: 45% are secured by residential properties; 40% are secured by land and land development properties; 14% are secured by commercial properties; and 1% are secured by residential construction projects.
Other real estate owned ("OREO") and other repossessed assets increased to $12.5 million at December 31, 2013, from $11.7 million at September 30, 2013 and decreased from $13.2 million at December 31, 2012. At December 31, 2013 the OREO portfolio consisted of 47 individual properties. The properties consisted of 25 land parcels totaling $5.1 million, seven commercial real estate properties totaling $4.1 million, 14 single family homes totaling $3.0 million and one multi-family property with a book value of $268,000. During the quarter ended December 31, 2013, six OREO properties totaling $2.1 million were sold for a net gain of $81,000.
Balance Sheet Management
Total assets decreased by $17.7 million to $727.9 million at December 31, 2013 from $745.6 million at September 30, 2013. The decrease in total assets was primarily due to the redemption of Series A Preferred Stock for $12.1 million and a $6.8 million decrease in total deposits, both of which reduced the amount of assets held in overnight liquidity.
Liquidity as measured by cash and cash equivalents, CDs held for investment and available for sale investments was 15.8% of total liabilities at December 31, 2013, compared to 19.6% at September 30, 2013, and 18.2% one year ago.
Net loans receivable increased $7.8 million to $555.9 million at December 31, 2013, from $548.1 million at September 30, 2013. The increase was primarily due to an $8.3 million increase in commercial real estate loan balances, a $6.0 million increase in custom and owner / builder construction loan balances and a $2.2 million increase in commercial real estate construction loan balances. These increases to net loans receivable were partially offset by a $3.4 million decrease in one-to four-family loan balances, a $2.9 million decrease in multi-family loan balances and a $2.8 million increase in the undisbursed portion of construction loans in process.
|December 31, 2013||September 30, 2013||December 31, 2012|
|($ in thousands)||Amount||Percent||Amount||Percent||Amount||Percent|
|Construction and land development||53,693||9||45,136||8||46,985||8|
|Total mortgage loans||533,883||90||522,983||90||512,741||89|
|Home equity and second mortgage||32,201||6||33,014||6||31,196||6|
|Total consumer loans||38,163||7||38,995||7||37,225||7|
|Commercial business loans||17,733||3||17,499||3||22,596||4|
|Undisbursed portion of construction loans in process||(21,362)||(18,527)||(14,100)|
|Deferred loan origination fees||(1,768)||(1,710)||(1,767)|
|Allowance for loan losses||(10,745)||(11,136)||(11,769)|
|Total loans receivable, net||$555,904||$548,104||$544,926|
|CONSTRUCTION LOAN COMPOSITION|
|December 31, 2013||September 30, 2013||December 31, 2012|
|($ in thousands)||
|Custom and owner / builder||$46,789||8%||$40,811||7%||$33,530||6%|
|Speculative one- to four-family||2,104||--||1,428||--||1,912||--|
|Commercial real estate||4,467||1||2,239||1||10,617||2|
|Multi-family (including condominium)||143||--||143||--||345||--|
|Total construction loans||$53,693||9%||$45,136||8%||$46,985||8%|
Timberland originated $52.9 million in loans during the quarter ended December 31, 2013, compared to $53.2 million for the preceding quarter and $51.9 million for the quarter one year ago. Timberland continues to sell fixed rate one-to-four family mortgage loans into the secondary market for asset–liability management purposes and to generate non-interest income. During the quarter ended December 31, 2013, $10.3 million fixed-rate one-to four-family mortgage loans were sold compared to $14.6 million for the preceding quarter and $24.1 million for the comparable quarter ended one year ago.
Timberland's mortgage-backed securities ("MBS") and other investments decreased by $291,000 during the quarter to $6.5 million at December 31, 2013, from $6.8 million at September 30, 2013, primarily due to prepayments and scheduled amortization.
($ in thousands)
|December 31, 2013||September 30, 2013||December 31, 2012|
|Non-interest bearing||$ 98,585||17%||$ 87,657||14%||$ 78,425||13%|
|Certificates of deposit under $100||104,400||17||109,001||18||123,510||21|
|Certificates of deposit $100 and over||60,186||10||63,958||11||73,263||12|
|Certificates of deposit – brokered||1,191||--||1,191||--||--||--|
Total deposits decreased $6.8 million, or 1%, to $601.5 million at December 31, 2013, from $608.3 million at September 30, 2013 primarily as a result of an $8.8 million decrease in money market account balances and an $8.4 million decrease in certificates of deposit account balances. These decreases were partially offset by a $10.9 million increase in non-interest bearing account balances.
Total shareholders' equity decreased $10.6 million to $79.1 million at December 31, 2013, from $89.7 million at September 30, 2013. The decrease in shareholders' equity was primarily a result of the redemption of remaining 12,065 shares of Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, for $12.1 million on December 20, 2013. The decrease in shareholders' equity due to the redemption of preferred shares was partially offset by net income of $1.6 million for the quarter. Book value per common share increased to $11.22 and tangible book value per common share increased to $10.41 at December 31, 2013.
Fiscal first quarter operating revenue [net interest income before provision for loan losses, plus non-interest income excluding OTTI charges and valuation allowances or recoveries on mortgage servicing rights ("MSRs")], decreased 2% to $8.66 million from $8.87 million for the preceding quarter and decreased 2% from the $8.86 million for the comparable quarter one year ago. The decrease in revenue was primarily a result of a decrease in gain on sale of loans as refinance activity on one-to four family home loans slowed.
Net interest income decreased slightly to $6.46 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, from $6.47 million for the preceding quarter and increased from $6.39 million for the comparable quarter one year ago. The net interest margin for the current quarter decreased to 3.78% from 3.80% for the preceding quarter and remained stable from the 3.78% for the comparable quarter one year ago.
Non-interest income decreased 8% to $2.20 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, from $2.40 million in the preceding quarter and 19% from $2.72 million for the comparable quarter one year ago. The decrease in non-interest income compared to the preceding quarter was primarily due to a $151,000 decrease in gain on sale of loans. The decrease in gains on sale of loans was primarily due to a decrease in the dollar volume of fixed-rate one-to four-family loans sold during the current quarter as refinance activity decreased.
Total operating (non-interest) expenses decreased 12% to $6.24 million for the first fiscal quarter from $7.07 million for the preceding quarter and 2% from $6.38 million for the comparable quarter one year ago. The decreased expenses for the current quarter compared to the preceding quarter were primarily the result of a $1.32 million decrease in OREO and other repossessed assets expense. Also affecting the comparison was a $425,000 gain on the disposition of premises and equipment, which reduced non-interest expenses for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.
The provision for income taxes increased $63,000 to $802,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, from $739,000 for the preceding quarter, primarily due to higher income before income taxes. Also affecting the comparison between periods was a $236,000 deferred tax valuation allowance adjustment related to the expiration of a capital loss carry-forward which increased the provision for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.
About Timberland Bancorp, Inc.
Timberland Bancorp, Inc., a Washington corporation, is the holding company for Timberland Bank ("Bank"). The Bank opened for business in 1915 and serves consumers and businesses across Grays Harbor, Thurston, Pierce, King, Kitsap and Lewis counties, Washington with a full range of lending and deposit services through its 22 branches (including its main office in Hoquiam).
Certain matters discussed in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact and often include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "forecasts," "intends," "plans," "targets," "potentially," "probably," "projects," "outlook" or similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "may," "will," "should," "would" and "could." Forward-looking statements include statements with respect to our beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, assumptions and statements about future performance. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated, including, but not limited to: the credit risks of lending activities, including changes in the level and trend of loan delinquencies and write-offs and changes in our allowance for loan losses and provision for loan losses that may be impacted by deterioration in the housing and commercial real estate markets and may lead to increased losses and non-performing assets in our loan portfolio, and may result in our allowance for loan losses not being adequate to cover actual losses, and require us to materially increase our loan loss reserves; changes in general economic conditions, either nationally or in our market areas; changes in the levels of general interest rates, and the relative differences between short and long term interest rates, deposit interest rates, our net interest margin and funding sources; fluctuations in the demand for loans, the number of unsold homes, land and other properties and fluctuations in real estate values in our market areas; secondary market conditions for loans and our ability to sell loans in the secondary market; results of examinations of us by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and our bank subsidiary by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Banks or other regulatory authorities, including the possibility that any such regulatory authority may, among other things, institute a formal or informal enforcement action or require us to increase our allowance for loan losses, write-down assets, change our regulatory capital position or affect our ability to borrow funds or maintain or increase deposits or impose additional requirements or restrictions, which could adversely affect our liquidity and earnings; legislative or regulatory changes that adversely affect our business including changes in regulatory policies and principles, or the interpretation of regulatory capital or other rules including as a result of Basel III; the impact of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the implementation of related rules and regulations; our ability to attract and retain deposits; increases in premiums for deposit insurance; our ability to control operating costs and expenses; the use of estimates in determining fair value of certain of our assets, which estimates may prove to be incorrect and result in significant declines in valuation; difficulties in reducing risk associated with the loans on our consolidated balance sheet; staffing fluctuations in response to product demand or the implementation of corporate strategies that affect our workforce and potential associated charges; computer systems on which we depend could fail or experience a security breach; our ability to retain key members of our senior management team; costs and effects of litigation, including settlements and judgments; our ability to successfully integrate any assets, liabilities, customers, systems, and management personnel we may in the future acquire into our operations and our ability to realize related revenue synergies and cost savings within expected time frames and any goodwill charges related thereto; our ability to manage loan delinquency rates; increased competitive pressures among financial services companies; changes in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits; the availability of resources to address changes in laws, rules, or regulations or to respond to regulatory actions; our ability to pay dividends on our common and preferred stock; adverse changes in the securities markets; inability of key third-party providers to perform their obligations to us; changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted by the financial institution regulatory agencies or the Financial Accounting Standards Board, including additional guidance and interpretation on accounting issues and details of the implementation of new accounting methods; the economic impact of war or any terrorist activities; other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory, and technological factors affecting our operations; pricing, products and services; and other risks detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Any of the forward-looking statements that we make in this press release and in the other public statements we make are based upon management's beliefs and assumptions at the time they are made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements included in this report or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those contained in such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. 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 2014 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements by, or on behalf of us, and could negatively affect the Company's operations and stock price performance.
TIMBERLAND BANCORP INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
Three Months Ended
|($ in thousands, except per share amounts)||Dec. 31,||Sept. 30,||Dec. 31,|
|Interest and dividend income|
|MBS and other investments||61||66||77|
|Dividends from mutual funds and Federal Home Loan Bank ("FHLB") stock||8||7||12|
|Interest bearing deposits in banks||94||89||86|
|Total interest and dividend income||7,481||7,522||7,589|
|Total interest expense||1,022||1,053||1,200|
|Net interest income||6,459||6,469||6,389|
|Provision for loan losses||--||165||200|
|Net interest income after provision for loan losses||6,459||6,304||6,189|
|OTTI and realized losses on MBS and other investments, net||(2)||(8)||(10)|
|Service charges on deposits||992||1,006||947|
|Gain on sale of loans, net||302||453||642|
|Bank owned life insurance ("BOLI") net earnings||115||146||143|
|Valuation recovery on MSRs||--||--||254|
|ATM and debit card interchange transaction fees||585||580||515|
|Total non-interest income, net||2,195||2,396||2,715|
|Salaries and employee benefits||3,380||3,229||3,114|
|Premises and equipment||693||674||690|
|Gain on disposition of premises and equipment, net||--||(425)||--|
|OREO and other repossessed assets expense, net||159||1,480||288|
|Postage and courier||96||102||113|
|Amortization of core deposit intangible ("CDI")||29||33||33|
|State and local taxes||117||110||139|
|Loan administration and foreclosure||109||152||138|
|Data processing and telecommunications||330||321||287|
|Total non-interest expense||6,241||7,067||6,377|
|Income before income taxes||$2,413||$1,633||$2,527|
|Provision for income taxes||802||739||819|
|Preferred stock dividends||(136)||(151)||(201)|
|Preferred stock discount accretion||(70)||(47)||(63)|
|Net income to common shareholders||$ 1,405||$ 696||$1,444|
|Net income per common share:|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding:|
TIMBERLAND BANCORP INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
|($ in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited)||Dec. 31,||Sept. 30,||Dec. 31,|
|Cash and due from financial institutions||$ 11,508||$ 12,879||$ 12,082|
|Interest-bearing deposits in banks||54,730||81,617||73,766|
|Total cash and cash equivalents||66,238||94,496||85,848|
|Certificates of deposit ("CDs") held for investment, at cost||32,428||30,042||26,752|
|MBS and other investments:|
|Held to maturity, at amortized cost||2,617||2,737||3,197|
|Available for sale, at fair value||3,930||4,101||4,682|
|Loans held for sale||994||1,911||2,036|
|Less: Allowance for loan losses||(10,745)||(11,136)||(11,769)|
|Net loans receivable||555,904||548,104||544,926|
|Premises and equipment, net||17,914||17,764||18,027|
|OREO and other repossessed assets, net||12,483||11,720||13,230|
|Accrued interest receivable||2,092||1,972||2,080|
|Core deposit intangible||90||119||217|
|Mortgage servicing rights, net||2,144||2,266||2,213|
|Prepaid FDIC insurance assessment||--||--||957|
|Liabilities and shareholders' equity|
|Deposits: Non-interest-bearing demand||$ 98,585||$ 87,657||$ 78,425|
|Other liabilities and accrued expenses||2,362||2,698||2,694|
Preferred stock, Series A, $.01 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; redeemable at $1,000 per share;
16,641 shares issued and outstanding – December 31, 2012
12,065 shares issued and outstanding – September 30, 2013
Common stock, $.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized;
7,045,036 shares issued and outstanding – December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2013
7,047,636 shares issued and outstanding – December 31, 2013
|Unearned shares- Employee Stock Ownership Plan||(1,388)||(1,454)||(1,653)|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(349)||(362)||(468)|
|Total shareholders' equity||79,088||89,688||91,903|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$727,933||$745,648||$734,621|
|KEY FINANCIAL RATIOS AND DATA||Three Months Ended|
|($ in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited)||Dec. 31,||Sept. 30,||Dec. 31,|
|Return on average assets (a)||0.87%||0.48%||0.92%|
|Return on average equity (a)||7.28%||4.00%||7.53%|
|Net interest margin (a)||3.78%||3.80%||3.78%|
|Dec. 31,||Sept. 30,||Dec. 31,|
|ASSET QUALITY RATIOS AND DATA:|
|Loans past due 90 days and still accruing||153||436||357|
|Non-performing investment securities||2,092||2,187||2,334|
|OREO and other repossessed assets||12,483||11,720||13,230|
|Total non-performing assets (b)||$28,869||$27,953||$37,658|
|Non-performing assets to total assets (b)||3.97%||3.75%||5.13%|
|Net charge-offs during quarter||$ 391||$ 155||$ 256|
|Allowance for loan losses to non-accrual loans||76%||82%||54%|
|Allowance for loan losses to loans receivable (c)||1.90%||1.99%||2.11%|
|Troubled debt restructured loans on accrual status (d)||$18,260||$18,573||$ 13,008|
|Tier 1 leverage capital||10.10%||11.47%||11.86%|
|Tier 1 risk based capital||13.13%||15.30%||15.67%|
|Total risk based capital||14.39%||16.56%||16.93%|
|Tangible capital to tangible assets (e)||10.16%||11.34%||11.81%|
|Book value per common share||$ 11.22||$ 11.04||$ 10.73|
|Tangible book value per common share (e)||10.41||10.22||9.90|
|(b) Non-performing assets include non-accrual loans, loans past due 90 days and still accruing, non-performing investment securities and OREO and other repossessed assets. Troubled debt restructured loans on accrual status are not included.|
|(c) Includes loans held for sale and is before the allowance for loan losses.|
|(d) Does not include troubled debt restructured loans totaling $3,176, $4,031 and $10,733 reported as non-accrual loans at December 31, 2013, September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively.|
|(e) Calculation subtracts goodwill and core deposit intangible from the equity component and from assets.|
|AVERAGE CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS:||Three Months Ended|
|($ in thousands) (unaudited)||Dec. 31,||Sept. 30,||Dec. 31,|
|Average total loans||$562,697||$559,187||$553,404|
|Average total interest-bearing assets (a)||684,055||680,566||676,061|
|Average total assets||743,549||746,797||739,858|
|Average total interest-bearing deposits||513,997||515,229||519,308|
|Average FHLB advances and other borrowings||45,000||45,000||45,649|
|Average shareholders' equity||88,528||89,487||90,721|
|(a) Includes loans and MBS on non-accrual status|
Michael R. Sand, President & CEO Dean J. Brydon, CFO (360) 533-4747 www.timberlandbank.com