Northeast Bancorp Reports First Quarter Results and Declares Dividend

Lewiston, Maine, UNITED STATES


LEWISTON, Maine, Oct. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northeast Bancorp (“Northeast” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NBN), a Maine-based full-service financial services company and parent of Northeast Bank (the “Bank”), today reported net income of $4.5 million, or $0.49 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, compared to net income of $4.6 million, or $0.50 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.

On October 29, 2018, the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.01 per share, payable on November 23, 2018, to shareholders of record as of November 9, 2018.

“We started fiscal 2019 with a solid first quarter,” said Richard Wayne, President and Chief Executive Officer. “For the quarter, we earned $0.49 per diluted common share, a return on equity of 12.8%, and a return on assets of 1.5%, while keeping our operating expenses in check with an efficiency ratio of 58.8%. Our Loan Acquisition and Servicing Group produced $105.9 million of loans, including originations of $71.1 million and purchases with a recorded investment of $34.8 million during the quarter. This represents quarterly net growth in the LASG portfolio of $20.0 million, or 2.9%.”

As of September 30, 2018, total assets were $1.2 billion, an increase of $56.0 million, or 4.8%, from total assets of $1.2 billion as of June 30, 2018. The principal components of the changes in the balance sheet follow:

1.  The following table highlights the changes in the loan portfolio for the three months ended September 30, 2018:

 Three Months Ended September 30, 2018
 September 30, 2018
Balance
 June 30, 2018
Balance
 Change ($) Change (%)
        
 (Dollars in thousands)
LASG Purchased$300,548 $290,972 $9,576  3.29%
LASG Originated 407,822  397,363  10,459  2.63%
SBA 67,212  60,156  7,056  11.73%
Community Banking 111,614  123,311  (11,697) (9.49%)
Total$887,196 $871,802 $15,394  1.77%
             

Loans generated by the Bank's Loan Acquisition and Servicing Group ("LASG") for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 totaled $105.9 million, which consisted of $34.8 million of purchased loans, at an average price of 93.9% of unpaid principal balance, and $71.1 million of originated loans. The Bank's Small Business Administration ("SBA") Division closed $18.9 million and funded $18.6 million of new loans during the quarter ended September 30, 2018. In addition, the Company sold $12.3 million of the guaranteed portion of SBA loans in the secondary market, of which $7.4 million were originated in the current quarter and $4.9 million were originated in prior quarters. Residential loan production sold in the secondary market totaled $13.2 million for the quarter.

As previously discussed in the Company’s SEC filings, the Company made certain commitments to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in connection with the merger of FHB Formation LLC with and into the Company in December 2010. The Company’s loan purchase and commercial real estate loan availability under these conditions follow:

Basis for
Regulatory Condition
 Condition Availability at September 30, 2018
    (Dollars in millions)
Total Loans Purchased loans may not exceed 40% of total loans $92.7
Regulatory Capital Non-owner occupied commercial real estate loans may not exceed 300% of total capital $120.2
      

An overview of the Bank’s LASG portfolio follows:

 LASG Portfolio
 Three Months Ended September 30,
 2018
 2017
 Purchased Originated Total LASG Purchased Originated Total LASG
            
 (Dollars in thousands)
Loans purchased or originated during the period:                 
Unpaid principal balance$37,077  $71,136  $108,213  $4,318  $40,779  $45,097 
Net investment basis 34,803   71,136   105,939   3,651   40,779   44,430 
                  
Loan returns during the period:                 
Yield 9.46%  7.43%  8.31%  12.28%  6.35%  8.85%
Total Return (1) 9.46%  7.43%  8.31%  12.28%  6.35%  8.85%
                  
Total loans as of period end:                 
Unpaid principal balance$336,908  $407,822  $744,730  $262,144  $340,756  $602,900 
Net investment basis 300,548   407,822   708,370   231,232   340,756   571,988 
                  

(1) The total return on purchased loans represents scheduled accretion, accelerated accretion, gains on asset sales, gains on real estate owned and other noninterest income recorded during the period divided by the average invested balance, which includes purchased loans held for sale, on an annualized basis.  The total return on purchased loans does not include the effect of purchased loan charge-offs or recoveries during the period. Total return on purchased loans is considered a non-GAAP financial measure.

2.  Deposits increased by $60.6 million, or 6.3%, from June 30, 2018, attributable primarily to an increase in time deposits of $87.9 million, or 25.0%, partially offset by decreases in money market accounts of $22.5 million, or 5.3%, and demand deposits of $4.8 million, or 6.6%. 

3.  Shareholders’ equity increased by $5.0 million, or 3.6%, from June 30, 2018, primarily due to earnings of $4.5 million. Additionally, there was stock-based compensation of $299 thousand and a decrease in accumulated other comprehensive loss of $529 thousand, which were partially offset by dividends paid on common stock of $89 thousand and a $180 thousand reduction in retained earnings related to the adoption of ASU 2016-01, Financial Instruments – Overall (Subtopic 825-10): Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, which requires companies to record changes in the fair value of equity securities as net income through the income statement as opposed to other comprehensive income. The initial adoption of this ASU requires the unrealized gains and losses on equity securities, net of tax, at the beginning of the year to be reflected as a change to retained earnings.

Net income decreased by $52 thousand to $4.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, compared to net income of $4.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.

1.  Net interest and dividend income before provision for loan losses increased by $1.0 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2017. The increase was primarily due to higher average balances in the loan portfolio. These increases were partially offset by lower transactional income, higher funding costs and higher average deposit balances.

The following table summarizes interest income and related yields recognized on the loan portfolios:

 Interest Income and Yield on Loans
 Three Months Ended September 30,
 2018
 2017
 Average Interest   Average Interest  
 Balance (1) Income Yield Balance (1) Income Yield
            
 (Dollars in thousands)
Community Banking$120,340 $1,522 5.02% $150,178 $1,746 4.61%
SBA 71,165  1,285 7.16%  53,527  941 6.97%
LASG:               
Originated 398,333  7,464 7.43%  328,775  5,265 6.35%
Purchased 304,107  7,254 9.46%  240,136  7,431 12.28%
Total LASG 702,440  14,718 8.31%  568,911  12,696 8.85%
Total$893,945 $17,525 7.78% $772,616 $15,383 7.90%
                  
(1)   Includes loans held for sale.                 
                  

The components of total income on purchased loans are set forth in the table below entitled “Total Return on Purchased Loans.” Wh­en compared to the three months ended September 30, 2017, transactional income for the three months ended September 30, 2018 decreased by $1.3 million. The total return on p­­­­­­­­urchased loans for the three months ended September 30, 2018 was 9.46%. The decrease over the prior comparable period was primarily due to higher accelerated accretion and loan fees in the three months ended September 30, 2017. The following table details the total return on purchased loans:

 Total Return on Purchased Loans
 Three Months Ended September 30,
 2018 2017
 Income Return (1) Income Return (1)
        
 (Dollars in thousands)
Regularly scheduled interest and accretion$5,761 7.51% $4,613 7.62%
Transactional income:         
Gain on loan sales - 0.00%  - 0.00%
Gain on sale of real estate owned - 0.00%  - 0.00%
Other noninterest income (expense) - 0.00%  - 0.00%
Accelerated accretion and loan fees 1,493 1.95%  2,818 4.66%
Total transactional income 1,493 1.95%  2,818 4.66%
Total$7,254 9.46% $7,431 12.28%
            
(1) The total return on purchased loans represents scheduled accretion, accelerated accretion, gains on asset sales, gains on real estate owned and other noninterest income recorded during the period divided by the average invested balance, which includes purchased loans held for sale, on an annualized basis.  The total return does not include the effect of purchased loan charge-offs or recoveries in the quarter. Total return is considered a non-GAAP financial measure.
 

2.  Noninterest income decreased by $404 thousand for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2017, principally due to the following:

  • A decrease in gain on sale of SBA loans of $168 thousand, due to lower pricing in the SBA guaranty market in the quarter; and
  • A decrease in gain on sale of residential loans of $117 thousand, due to lower volume of residential loans sold in the quarter.

3.  Noninterest expense increased by $641 thousand for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2017, primarily due to the following:

  • An increase in salaries and employee benefits expense of $255 thousand, primarily due to increases in incentive compensation, stock-based compensation expense, and health insurance costs;
  • An increase in other noninterest expense of $167 thousand, primarily due to the quarterly valuation of SBA servicing rights;
  • An increase in professional fees of $92 thousand, primarily due to increased legal and other consulting costs; and
  • An increase in loan expense of $74 thousand, largely driven by direct expenses related to a repossessed asset. 

4.  Income tax expense decreased by $123 thousand for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2017, primarily due to the following:

  • A decrease in income before income tax expense of $175 thousand, which resulted in a $49 thousand decrease in income tax expense; and
  • A decrease in the federal corporate income tax rate as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law on December 22, 2017, which resulted in a $691 thousand decrease in federal income tax expense; partially offset by
  • A decrease in the income tax benefit recognized of $637 thousand arising from the treatment of vested restricted stock awards under ASU 2016-09, Compensation–Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting, whereby the tax effects of vested awards or exercised options are treated as a discrete item in the reporting period in which they occur.

As of September 30, 2018, nonperforming assets totaled $13.1 million, or 1.08% of total assets, as compared to $14.2 million, or 1.23% of total assets, as of June 30, 2018.

As of September 30, 2018, past due loans totaled $9.6 million, or 1.09% of total loans, as compared to past due loans totaled $7.7 million, or 0.89% of total loans as of June 30, 2018.

As of September 30, 2018, the Company’s Tier 1 leverage capital ratio was 12.8%, compared to 13.1% at June 30, 2018, and the Total capital ratio was 19.8%, compared to 19.3% at June 30, 2018.

Investor Call Information
Richard Wayne, Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Bancorp, and Jean-Pierre Lapointe, Chief Financial Officer of Northeast Bancorp, will host a conference call to discuss first quarter earnings and business outlook at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 30th. Investors can access the call by dialing 877.878.2762 and entering the following passcode: 9408907. The call will be available via live webcast, which can be viewed by accessing the Company’s website at www.northeastbank.com and clicking on the About Us - Investor Relations section. To listen to the webcast, attendees are encouraged to visit the website at least fifteen minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. Please note there will also be a slide presentation that will accompany the webcast. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available online for one year at www.northeastbank.com.

About Northeast Bancorp
Northeast Bancorp (NASDAQ: NBN) is the holding company for Northeast Bank, a full-service bank headquartered in Lewiston, Maine. We offer personal and business banking services to the Maine market via ten branches. Our Loan Acquisition and Servicing Group purchases and originates commercial loans on a nationwide basis and our SBA Division supports the needs of growing businesses nationally. ableBanking, a division of Northeast Bank, offers online savings products to consumers nationwide. Information regarding Northeast Bank can be found at www.northeastbank.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures, including tangible common shareholders’ equity, tangible book value per share, total return on purchased loans, and efficiency ratio. Northeast’s management believes that the supplemental non-GAAP information is utilized by regulators and market analysts to evaluate a company’s financial condition and therefore, such information is useful to investors. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for financial results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies’ non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although Northeast believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable estimates and assumptions, they are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors. You should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements because they are subject to significant risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of, among other factors, changes in interest rates and real estate values; competitive pressures from other financial institutions; the effects of weakness in general economic conditions on a national basis or in the local markets in which the Company operates, including changes which adversely affect borrowers’ ability to service and repay our loans; changes in loan defaults and charge-off rates; changes in the value of securities and other assets, adequacy of loan loss reserves, or deposit levels necessitating increased borrowing to fund loans and investments; changing government regulation; operational risks including, but not limited to, cybersecurity, fraud and natural disasters; the risk that the Company may not be successful in the implementation of its business strategy; the risk that intangibles recorded in the Company’s financial statements will become impaired; changes in assumptions used in making such forward-looking statements; and the other risks and uncertainties detailed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and updated by the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements speak only as of the date of this release and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this communication or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

NBN-F

 
NORTHEAST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
 September 30, 2018 June 30, 2018
Assets     
Cash and due from banks$2,668  $3,889 
Short-term investments 203,049   153,513 
Total cash and cash equivalents 205,717   157,402 
      
      
Available-for-sale securities, at fair value 85,777   87,687 
      
Residential real estate loans held for sale 1,940   3,405 
SBA loans held for sale 1,350   3,750 
Total loans held for sale 3,290   7,155 
      
      
Loans     
Commercial real estate 599,624   579,450 
Commercial and industrial 191,286   188,852 
Residential real estate 93,308   100,256 
Consumer 2,978   3,244 
Total loans 887,196   871,802 
Less: Allowance for loan losses 5,288   4,807 
Loans, net 881,908   866,995 
      
      
Premises and equipment, net 6,314   6,591 
Real estate owned and other repossessed collateral, net 1,549   2,233 
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost 1,652   1,652 
Intangible assets, net 758   867 
Loan servicing rights, net 3,010   2,970 
Bank-owned life insurance 16,729   16,620 
Other assets 7,013   7,564 
Total assets$1,213,717  $1,157,736 
      
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity     
Deposits     
Demand$67,500  $72,272 
Savings and interest checking 109,564   109,637 
Money market 398,423   420,886 
Time 440,020   352,145 
Total deposits 1,015,507   954,940 
      
Federal Home Loan Bank advances 15,000   15,000 
Subordinated debt 24,043   23,958 
Capital lease obligation 536   605 
Other liabilities 15,240   24,803 
Total liabilities 1,070,326   1,019,306 
      
Commitments and contingencies -   - 
      
      
Shareholders' equity     
Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares    
issued and outstanding at September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018 -   - 
Voting common stock, $1.00 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized;     
8,226,648 and 8,056,527 shares issued and outstanding at     
September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively 8,226   8,057 
Non-voting common stock, $1.00 par value, 3,000,000 shares authorized;     
820,742 and 882,314 shares issued and outstanding at
September 30, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively
821  882 
Additional paid-in capital 77,075   77,016 
Retained earnings 58,501   54,236 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,232)  (1,761)
Total shareholders' equity 143,391   138,430 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$1,213,717  $1,157,736 
        


 
NORTHEAST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
 Three Months Ended September 30,
 2018 2017
Interest and dividend income:     
Interest and fees on loans$17,525  $15,383
Interest on available-for-sale securities 362   266
Other interest and dividend income 880   529
Total interest and dividend income 18,767   16,178
      
Interest expense:     
Deposits 3,682   2,176
Federal Home Loan Bank advances 118   172
Subordinated debt 601   508
Obligation under capital lease agreements 7   11
Total interest expense 4,408   2,867
Net interest and dividend income before provision for loan losses 14,359   13,311
Provision for loan losses 532   354
Net interest and dividend income after provision for loan losses 13,827   12,957
      
Noninterest income:     
Fees for other services to customers 492   526
Gain on sales of SBA loans 851   1,019
Gain on sales of residential loans held for sale 174   291
Net unrealized loss on equity securities (40)  -
Loss on real estate owned, other repossessed collateral and premises and equipment, net (40)  -
Bank-owned life insurance income 110   112
Other noninterest income 7   10
Total noninterest income 1,554   1,958
      
Noninterest expense:     
Salaries and employee benefits 5,509   5,254
Occupancy and equipment expense 1,127   1,109
Professional fees 534   442
Data processing fees 601   604
Marketing expense 124   87
Loan acquisition and collection expense 439   365
FDIC insurance premiums 81   80
Intangible asset amortization 109   109
Other noninterest expense 831   664
Total noninterest expense 9,355   8,714
Income before income tax expense 6,026   6,201
Income tax expense 1,492   1,615
Net income$4,534  $4,586
      
      
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:     
Basic 8,995,925   8,841,511
Diluted 9,183,729   9,089,936
       
Earnings per common share:     
Basic$0.50  $0.52
Diluted 0.49   0.50
       
Cash dividends declared per common share$0.01  $0.01
       


 
NORTHEAST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS AND ANNUALIZED YIELDS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 Three Months Ended September 30,
 2018 2017
   Interest Average   Interest Average
 Average Income/ Yield/ Average Income/ Yield/
 Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate
Assets:               
Interest-earning assets:               
Investment securities$87,873 $362 1.63% $95,827 $266 1.10%
Loans (1) (2) (3) 893,945  17,525 7.78%  772,616  15,393 7.90%
Federal Home Loan Bank stock 1,652  24 5.76%  1,938  20 4.09%
Short-term investments (4) 172,641  856 1.97%  160,354  509 1.26%
Total interest-earning assets 1,156,111  18,767 6.44%  1,030,735  16,188 6.23%
Cash and due from banks 2,571       3,134     
Other non-interest earning assets 31,234       30,887     
Total assets$1,189,916      $1,064,756     
                
Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity:               
Interest-bearing liabilities:               
NOW accounts$69,705 $55 0.31% $69,577 $51 0.29%
Money market accounts 406,104  1,548 1.51%  387,632  1,097 1.12%
Savings accounts 36,176  14 0.15%  37,033  13 0.14%
Time deposits 406,151  2,065 2.02%  312,485  1,015 1.29%
Total interest-bearing deposits 918,136  3,682 1.59%  806,727  2,176 1.07%
Federal Home Loan Bank advances 15,000  118 3.12%  20,007  172 3.41%
Subordinated debt 23,998  601 9.94%  23,661  508 8.52%
Capital lease obligations 560  7 4.96%  830  11 5.26%
Total interest-bearing liabilities 957,694  4,408 1.83%  851,225  2,867 1.34%
                
Non-interest bearing liabilities:               
Demand deposits and escrow accounts 82,005       80,565     
Other liabilities 9,740       8,464     
Total liabilities 1,049,439       940,254     
Shareholders' equity 140,477       124,502     
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$1,189,916      $1,064,756     
                
Net interest income (5)   $14,359      $13,321  
                
Interest rate spread      4.61%       4.89%
Net interest margin (6)      4.93%       5.13%
                
(1)  Interest income and yield are stated on a fully tax-equivalent basis using the statutory tax rate.
(2)  Includes loans held for sale.
(3)  Nonaccrual loans are included in the computation of average, but unpaid interest has not been included for purposes of determining interest income.
(4)  Short-term investments include FHLB overnight deposits and other interest-bearing deposits.
(5)  Includes tax-exempt interest income of $0 and $10 thousand for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
(6)  Net interest margin is calculated as net interest income divided by total interest-earning assets.
 

                                

 
NORTHEAST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS AND OTHER DATA
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
 Three Months Ended:
 September 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 March 31, 2018 December 31, 2017 September 30, 2017


Net interest income
$14,359  $14,408  $13,134  $12,457  $13,311 
Provision for loan losses 532   254   364   437   354 
Noninterest income 1,554   1,959   1,882   1,228   1,958 
Noninterest expense 9,355   9,478   8,975   8,563   8,714 
Net income 4,534   4,344   3,932   3,304   4,586 
          
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:         
Basic 8,995,925   8,934,038   8,927,544   8,924,495   8,841,511 
Diluted 9,183,729   9,116,157   9,143,177   9,168,084   9,089,936 
Earnings per common share:         
Basic$0.50  $0.49  $0.44  $0.37  $0.52 
Diluted 0.49   0.48   0.43   0.36   0.50 
Dividends per common share 0.01   0.01   0.01   0.01   0.01 
          
Return on average assets 1.51%  1.55%  1.43%  1.26%  1.71%
Return on average equity 12.81%  12.97%  12.15%  10.20%  14.61%
Net interest rate spread (1) 4.61%  5.02%  4.69%  4.68%  4.89%
Net interest margin (2) 4.93%  5.28%  4.94%  4.93%  5.13%
Efficiency ratio (non-GAAP) (3) 58.79%  57.91%  59.77%  62.57%  57.07%
Noninterest expense to average total assets 3.12%  3.37%  3.27%  3.27%  3.25%
Average interest-earning assets to average
interest-bearing liabilities
 120.72%  120.52%  120.27%  122.21%  121.09%
          
 As of:
 September 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 March 31, 2018 December 31, 2017 September 30, 2017
Nonperforming loans:         
Originated portfolio:         
Residential real estate$2,633  $2,914  $3,116  $3,783  $3,667 
Commercial real estate 1,703   1,499   1,408   2,537   2,409 
Home equity 151   298   255   107   58 
Commercial and industrial 1,454   1,368   636   2,555   2,629 
Consumer 185   134   136   147   131 
Total originated portfolio 6,126   6,213   5,551   9,129   8,894 
Total purchased portfolio 5,375   5,745   8,063   8,962   7,758 
Total nonperforming loans 11,501   11,958   13,614   18,091   16,652 
Real estate owned and other repossessed collateral, net 1,549   2,233   947   910   2,040 
Total nonperforming assets$13,050  $14,191  $14,561  $19,001  $18,692 
          
Past due loans to total loans 1.09%  0.89%  1.37%  3.87%  1.60%
Nonperforming loans to total loans 1.30%  1.37%  1.67%  2.34%  2.19%
Nonperforming assets to total assets 1.08%  1.23%  1.25%  1.84%  1.78%
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 0.60%  0.55%  0.57%  0.56%  0.53%
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans 45.98%  40.20%  34.46%  24.07%  24.23%
          
Commercial real estate loans to total capital (4) 230.48%  200.74%  186.07%  187.92%  166.15%
Net loans to core deposits (5) 87.17%  91.54%  83.65%  91.46%  88.68%
Purchased loans to total loans, including held for sale 33.75%  33.10%  31.02%  31.28%  30.11%
Equity to total assets 11.81%  11.96%  11.47%  12.57%  12.07%
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 16.50%  16.02%  16.48%  16.74%  16.50%
Total capital ratio 19.81%  19.28%  19.92%  20.30%  20.04%
Tier 1 leverage capital ratio 12.83%  13.12%  12.88%  13.41%  12.77%
          
Total shareholders' equity$143,391  $138,430  $133,787  $130,003  $126,712 
Less: Preferred stock -   -   -   -   - 
Common shareholders' equity 143,391   138,430   133,787   130,003   126,712 
Less: Intangible assets (6) (3,768)  (3,837)  (3,973)  (4,087)  (4,146)
Tangible common shareholders' equity (non-GAAP)$139,623  $134,593  $129,814  $125,916  $122,566 
          
Common shares outstanding 9,047,390   8,938,841   8,925,399   8,939,273   8,890,353 
Book value per common share$15.85  $15.49  $14.99  $14.54  $14.25 
Tangible book value per share (non-GAAP) (7) 15.43   15.06   14.54   14.09   13.79 
          
(1) The net interest rate spread represents the difference between the weighted-average yield on interest-earning assets and the weighted-average cost of interest-bearing liabilities for the period.
(2) The net interest margin represents net interest income as a percent of average interest-earning assets for the period.
(3) The efficiency ratio represents noninterest expense divided by the sum of net interest income (before the loan loss provision) plus noninterest income.
(4) For purposes of calculating this ratio, commercial real estate includes all non-owner occupied commercial real estate loans defined as such by regulatory guidance, including all land development and construction loans.
(5) Core deposits include all non-maturity deposits and maturity deposits less than $250 thousand. Loans include loans held for sale.
(6) Includes the core deposit intangible asset and loan servicing rights asset.
(7) Tangible book value per share represents total shareholders' equity less the sum of preferred stock and intangible assets divided by common shares outstanding.
 

For More Information:
Jean-Pierre Lapointe, Chief Financial Officer
Northeast Bank, 500 Canal Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
207.786.3245 ext. 3220
www.northeastbank.com