Northeast Bancorp Reports Second Quarter Results and Declares Dividend

Lewiston, Maine, UNITED STATES


LEWISTON, Maine, Jan. 28, 2019 (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 $5.1 million, or $0.56 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, an increase of $1.8 million, or 55.1%, compared to net income of $3.3 million, or $0.36 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. Net income for the six months ended December 31, 2018 was $9.7 million, or $1.05 per diluted common share, compared to $7.9 million, or $0.86 per diluted common share, for the six months ended December 31, 2017.

On January 28, 2019, the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.01 per share, payable on February 26, 2019, to shareholders of record as of February 12, 2019.

“We continued fiscal 2019 with another strong quarter,” said Richard Wayne, President and Chief Executive Officer. “For the quarter, we earned $0.56 per diluted common share through solid loan volume, purchased loan transactional income, and gain on the sale of SBA loans. Our Loan Acquisition and Servicing Group produced $113.5 million of loans, including originations of $64.1 million and purchases with a recorded investment of $49.4 million during the quarter. This represents quarterly net growth in the LASG portfolio of $58.1 million, or 8.2%. This quarterly activity helped drive our return on average equity to 13.9%, our return on average assets to 1.7%, and our efficiency ratio to 57.6%.”

As of December 31, 2018, total assets were $1.2 billion, an increase of $36.4 million, or 3.1%, 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 and six months ended December 31, 2018:

 Loan Portfolio Changes
 Three Months Ended December 31, 2018
 December 31, 2018
Balance
 September 30, 2018
Balance 
  Change ($) Change (%)
  
 (Dollars in thousands)
LASG Purchased$330,643 $300,548 $30,095  10.01%
LASG Originated 435,817  407,822  27,995  6.86%
SBA 67,282  67,212  70  0.10%
Community Banking 104,544  111,614  (7,070)  (6.33%)
Total$938,286 $887,196 $51,090  5.76%
  
  
 Six Months Ended December 31, 2018
 December 31, 2018
Balance
 June 30, 2018
Balance 
  Change ($)  Change (%)
   
 (Dollars in thousands)
LASG Purchased$330,643 $290,972 $39,671  13.63% 
LASG Originated 435,817  397,363  38,454   9.68% 
SBA 67,282  60,156  7,126   11.85% 
Community Banking 104,544  123,311  (18,767)  (15.22%) 
Total$938,286 $871,802 $66,484   7.63% 

Loans generated by the Bank's Loan Acquisition and Servicing Group ("LASG") for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 totaled $113.5 million, which consisted of $49.4 million of purchased loans, at an average price of 93.7% of unpaid principal balance, and $64.1 million of originated loans. The Bank's Small Business Administration ("SBA") Division closed $13.8 million and funded $13.1 million of new loans during the quarter ended December 31, 2018. In addition, the Company sold $12.8 million of the guaranteed portion of SBA loans in the secondary market, of which $7.6 million were originated in the current quarter and $5.2 million were originated in prior quarters. Residential loan production sold in the secondary market totaled $7.7 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 (“FRB”) 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 December 31, 2018
    (Dollars in millions)
Total Loans Purchased loans may not exceed 40% of total loans $  75.7
Regulatory Capital Non-owner occupied commercial real estate loans may not exceed 300% of total capital  102.8
      

On January 7, 2019, the Company announced a corporate reorganization pursuant to which its bank holding company structure would be eliminated and the Bank would become the top-level company (the “Reorganization”). If the Reorganization is completed, these commitments to the FRB will no longer be applicable. The Bank intends to replace these commitments with standards relating to its capital levels and asset portfolio composition, which will be incorporated into its policies and procedures, and compliance with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) policy on commercial real estate concentration risk. These newly established standards are designed to help ensure the Bank will continue to operate in a safe and sound manner, but may permit more growth in the Bank’s loan portfolio as compared to operating under the existing commitments.

As a result of the Reorganization, the Bank intends to incorporate the following standards into its policies and procedures:

  • Maintain a Tier 1 leverage ratio of at least 10%, which is unchanged from the requirement in the commitments to the FRB;
  • Maintain a Total capital ratio of at least 13.5% (as opposed to 15%);
  • Limit purchased loans to 60% of total loans (as opposed to 40%); and
  • Maintain a ratio of the Bank’s loans to core deposits of not more than 125% (as opposed to 100%).

A requirement to hold non-owner occupied commercial real estate loans to within 300% of total capital will not formally be incorporated into the Bank’s risk management policies. The Bank nonetheless would continue to be evaluated by the FDIC through the supervisory process under the 300% “screen” used by the federal banking agencies to identify institutions that are potentially exposed to commercial real estate concentration risk.

An overview of the Bank’s LASG portfolio follows:

 LASG Portfolio
 Three Months Ended December 31,
 2018  2017 
 Purchased Originated Total LASG Purchased Originated Total LASG
  
 (Dollars in thousands)
Loans purchased or originated during the period:                 
Unpaid principal balance$  52,672  $  64,117  $  116,789  $   38,205  $   44,285  $   82,490 
Net investment basis 49,334     64,117     113,451     34,802   44,285     79,087 
                  
Loan returns during the period:                 
Yield 10.30%  7.61%  8.75%  11.00%  6.49%  8.31%
Total Return on Purchased Loans (1) 10.30%  7.61%  8.75%  11.00%  6.49%  8.31%
                  
                  
 Six Months Ended December 31,
 2018  2017 
 Purchased Originated Total LASG Purchased Originated Total LASG
  
 (Dollars in thousands)
Loans purchased or originated during the period:                 
Unpaid principal balance$  89,748  $135,253  $  225,001  $  42,523  $  85,064  $  127,587 
Net investment basis 84,137   135,253     219,390     38,453   85,064     123,517 
                  
Loan returns during the period:                 
Yield 9.88%  7.53%  8.53%  11.65%  6.42%  8.58%
Total Return on Purchased Loans (1) 9.88%  7.53%  8.53%  11.65%  6.42%  8.58%
                  
Total loans as of period end:                 
Unpaid principal balance$368,345  $435,817  $  804,162  $  276,440  $  346,874  $  623,314 
Net investment basis 330,643   435,817     766,460     244,177     346,874     591,051 
                  
(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. See reconciliation in below table entitled “Total Return on Purchased Loans.” 
 

2. Deposits increased by $30.7 million, or 3.2%, from June 30, 2018, attributable primarily to an increase in time deposits of $112.2 million, or 31.9%, as a result of campaigns in the current period, partially offset by decreases in money market accounts of $75.7 million, or 18.0%, and demand deposits of $3.9 million, or 5.5%.

3. Shareholders’ equity increased by $10.1 million, or 7.3%, from June 30, 2018, primarily due to earnings of $9.7 million.

Net income increased by $1.8 million to $5.1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, compared to net income of $3.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2017.

1. Net interest and dividend income before provision for loan losses increased by $3.2 million to $15.6 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, compared to $12.4 million the quarter ended December 31, 2017. The increase was primarily due to higher average balances in the loan portfolio. These increases were partially offset by 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 December 31,
 2018  2017 
 Average Interest   Average Interest  
 Balance (1) Income Yield Balance (1) Income Yield
  
 (Dollars in thousands)
Community Banking$108,344 $  1,448 5.30%  $141,486 $  1,753 4.92% 
SBA 73,467  1,440 7.78%   49,457  814 6.53% 
LASG:               
Originated  420,816    8,077 7.61%    340,240    5,565 6.49% 
Purchased  307,094    7,969 10.30%    229,732    6,369 11.00% 
Total LASG  727,910    16,046 8.75%    569,972    11,934 8.31% 
Total$ 909,721 $  18,934 8.26%  $ 760,915 $  14,501 7.56% 
  
  
 Six Months Ended December 31,
 2018  2017 
 Average Interest   Average Interest  
 Balance (1) Income Yield Balance (1) Income Yield
  
 (Dollars in thousands)
Community Banking$114,342 $  2,970 5.15%  $145,832 $  3,496 4.76% 
SBA 72,316  2,726 7.48%   51,499  1,756 6.76% 
LASG:               
Originated  409,575    15,541 7.53%    334,507    10,831 6.42% 
Purchased  305,600    15,223 9.88%    234,928    13,800 11.65% 
Total LASG  715,175    30,764 8.53%    569,435    24,631 8.58% 
   Total$ 901,833 $  36,460 8.02%  $ 766,766 $  29,883 7.73% 
  
 (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 December 31, 2017, transactional income for the three months ended December 31, 2018 increased by $206 thousand. The total return on purchased loans for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was 10.3%. When compared to the six months ended December 31, 2017, transactional income for the six months ended December 31, 2018 decreased by $1.1 million. This decrease over the prior comparable period was primarily due to lower accelerated accretion and loan fees in the six months ended December 31, 2018. The following table details the total return on purchased loans:

 Total Return on Purchased Loans
 Three Months Ended December 31,
 2018  2017 
 Income Return (1) Income Return (1)
  
 (Dollars in thousands)
Regularly scheduled interest and accretion$5,860 7.57% $4,466 7.71%
Transactional income:         
Gain on loan sales   - 0.00%    - 0.00%
Gain on sale of real estate owned   - 0.00%    - 0.00%
Other noninterest income   - 0.00%    - 0.00%
Accelerated accretion and loan fees   2,109 2.73%    1,903 3.29%
Total transactional income   2,109 2.73%    1,903 3.29%
Total$  7,969 10.30% $  6,369 11.00%
  
  
 Six Months Ended December 31,
 2018  2017 
 Income Return (1) Income Return (1)
  
 (Dollars in thousands)
Regularly scheduled interest and accretion$11,621 7.54% $9,079 7.67%
Transactional income:         
Gain on loan sales   - 0.00%    - 0.00%
Gain on sale of real estate owned   - 0.00%    - 0.00%
Other noninterest income   - 0.00%    - 0.00%
Accelerated accretion and loan fees   3,602 2.34%    4,721 3.98%
Total transactional income   3,602 2.34%    4,721 3.98%
Total$  15,223 9.88% $  13,800 11.65%

(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 increased by $317 thousand for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2017, principally due to the following:

  • An increase in gain on sale of SBA loans of $601 thousand, due to larger guarantee balances sold in the quarter; partially offset by,
  • A decrease in gain on sale of residential loans of $151 thousand, due to lower volume of residential loans sold in the quarter; and
  • A decrease in fees for other services to customers of $135 thousand, due to lower commercial loan servicing fees as a result of the write-off of servicing assets related to SBA loans that paid off during the quarter.

3. Noninterest expense increased by $1.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2017, primarily due to the following:

  • An increase in salaries and employee benefits expense of $526 thousand, primarily due to increases in base salary, stock-based compensation expense, incentive compensation, and a decrease in deferred salaries expense;
  • An increase in other noninterest expense of $292 thousand, primarily due to a $141 thousand increase in expense related to the quarterly valuation of SBA servicing rights, and increases in travel expense and employee recruitment expense;
  • An increase in professional fees of $231 thousand, primarily due to increased legal expense related to the Reorganization and other consulting costs; and
  • An increase in loan acquisition and collection expense of $217 thousand, largely driven by increased loan expenses and collection expenses incurred on the increased SBA and purchased loan activity during the quarter. 

4. Income tax expense increased by $678 thousand to $2.1 million, or an effective tax rate of 28.7%, for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, compared to $1.4 million, or an effective tax rate of 29.5%, for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. The increase in expense was primarily due to the increase in earnings. The decrease in effective tax rate was primarily due to the following:

  • The decrease in the federal corporate income tax rate to 21.0% for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, as compared to the blended federal corporate income tax rate of 28.0% for the quarter ended December 31, 2017; and
  • The decrease in income tax expense of $498 thousand as a result of revaluing the deferred tax asset as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act recorded in the quarter ended December 31, 2017; partially offset by,
  • A decrease in the income tax benefit recognized of $275 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 December 31, 2018, nonperforming assets totaled $13.8 million, or 1.16% of total assets, as compared to $14.2 million, or 1.23% of total assets, as of June 30, 2018.

As of December 31, 2018, past due loans totaled $18.3 million, or 1.95% of total loans, as compared to past due loans totaled $7.7 million, or 0.89% of total loans as of June 30, 2018. The increase in past due loans is largely attributed to the thirty-one day month in December, as past due loans totaled $30.0 million, or 3.87% of total loans as of December 31, 2017.

As of December 31, 2018, the Company’s Tier 1 leverage capital ratio was 13.2%, compared to 13.1% at June 30, 2018, and the Total capital ratio was 19.2%, compared to 19.3% at June 30, 2018.

In connection with the Reorganization, the Company intends to redeem the $16.5 million unpaid principal balance of junior subordinated debentures issued by the Company in connection with the issuance of trust preferred securities by its three Delaware statutory trust subsidiaries, and the Bank will assume the Company’s obligations under the $15.1 million unpaid principal balance of 6.75% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due July 1, 2026. On a pro forma basis as of December 31, 2018, after giving effect to these transactions, the Bank’s Tier 1 leverage capital ratio and Total capital ratio would have been 12.0% and 17.6%, respectively, and the Bank would be considered “well capitalized” under all regulatory capital definitions.  In addition, the redemption of the junior subordinated debentures is expected to result in a reduction in net income of approximately $5.1 million, after tax, during the quarter in which the redemption occurs, due to the write-off of the carrying value discount on the debentures that was recognized in connection with the merger of FHB Formation LLC with and into the Company in December 2010.

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 second quarter earnings and business outlook at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 29th. Investors can access the call by dialing 877.878.2762 and entering the following passcode: 2083844. 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; the ability of the Company and the Bank to satisfy the conditions to the completion of the Reorganization; the ability of the Company and the Bank to meet expectations regarding the timing, completion and accounting and tax treatments of the Reorganization; the possibility that any of the anticipated benefits of the Reorganization will not be realized or will not be realized as expected; the failure of the Reorganization to close for any reason; the possibility that the Reorganization may be more expensive to complete than anticipated, including as a result of unexpected factors or events;  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)
 December 31, 2018 June 30, 2018
Assets     
Cash and due from banks$2,416  $3,889 
Short-term investments 135,200   153,513 
  Total cash and cash equivalents 137,616   157,402 
      
      
Available-for-sale securities, at fair value 78,132   81,068 
Equity securities, at fair value 6,711   6,619 
  Total investment securities 84,843   87,687 
      
Residential real estate loans held for sale 1,510   3,405 
SBA loans held for sale 289   3,750 
  Total loans held for sale 1,799   7,155 
      
      
Loans     
  Commercial real estate 633,439   579,450 
  Commercial and industrial 209,493   188,852 
  Residential real estate 92,566   100,256 
  Consumer 2,788   3,244 
    Total loans 938,286   871,802 
  Less: Allowance for loan losses 5,308   4,807 
    Loans, net 932,978   866,995 
      
      
Premises and equipment, net 6,112   6,591 
Real estate owned and other repossessed collateral, net 1,463   2,233 
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost 1,652   1,652 
Intangible assets, net 649   867 
Loan servicing rights, net 2,934   2,970 
Bank-owned life insurance 16,839   16,620 
Other assets 7,242   7,564 
  Total assets$1,194,127  $1,157,736 
      
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity     
Deposits     
  Demand$68,324  $72,272 
  Savings and interest checking 107,769   109,637 
  Money market 345,149   420,886 
  Time 464,349   352,145 
  Total deposits 985,591   954,940 
      
Federal Home Loan Bank advances 15,000   15,000 
Subordinated debt 24,128   23,958 
Capital lease obligation 466   605 
Other liabilities 20,451   24,803 
  Total liabilities 1,045,636   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 December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2018   -     - 
Voting common stock, $1.00 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized;     
8,236,917 and 8,056,527 shares issued and outstanding at    
December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively 8,237   8,057 
Non-voting common stock, $1.00 par value, 3,000,000 shares authorized;     
811,946 and 882,314 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively812    882 
Additional paid-in capital 77,455   77,016 
Retained earnings 63,535   54,236 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,548)  (1,761)
  Total shareholders' equity 148,491   138,430 
  Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$1,194,127  $1,157,736 


 
 
NORTHEAST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
 Three Months Ended December 31, Six Months Ended December 31,
 2018  2017 2018  2017
Interest and dividend income:           
  Interest and fees on loans$18,934  $14,501 $36,460  $29,883
  Interest on available-for-sale securities 425   267  784   533
  Other interest and dividend income 970   492  1,851   1,022
 Total interest and dividend income 20,329   15,260  39,095   31,438
            
Interest expense:           
  Deposits 3,982   2,129  7,664   4,305
  Federal Home Loan Bank advances 125   148  242   319
  Subordinated debt 573   517  1,174   1,025
  Obligation under capital lease agreements 6   9  14   21
 Total interest expense 4,686   2,803  9,094   5,670
            
Net interest and dividend income before provision for loan losses 15,643   12,457  30,001   25,768
Provision for loan losses 101   437  633   792
Net interest and dividend income after provision for loan losses 15,542   12,020  29,368   24,976
            
Noninterest income:           
 Fees for other services to customers 340   475  832   1,002
 Gain on sales of SBA loans 942   341  1,793   1,361
 Gain on sales of residential loans held for sale 104   255  279   545
 Gain on sales of other loans -   21  -   21
 Net unrealized gain on equity securities 50   -  10   -
 Gain (loss) on real estate owned, other repossessed collateral and premises and equipment, net   (24)    11    (64)    11
 Bank-owned life insurance income 110   111  219   223
 Other noninterest income 23   14  29   23
 Total noninterest income 1,545   1,228  3,098   3,186
            
Noninterest expense:           
 Salaries and employee benefits 5,699   5,173  11,208   10,427
 Occupancy and equipment expense 957   1,150  2,084   2,260
 Professional fees 656   425  1,190   867
 Data processing fees 830   624  1,431   1,227
 Marketing expense 130   70  253   157
 Loan acquisition and collection expense 585   368  1,024   733
 FDIC insurance premiums 81   80  162   160
 Intangible asset amortization 109   109  218   218
 Other noninterest expense 856   564  1,687   1,228
 Total noninterest expense 9,903   8,563  19,257   17,277
            
Income before income tax expense 7,184   4,685  13,209   10,885
Income tax expense 2,059   1,381  3,550   2,995
Net income$5,125  $3,304 $9,659  $7,890
            
            
Weighted-average shares outstanding:           
 Basic 9,048,397   8,924,495  9,022,161   8,883,003
 Diluted 9,201,557   9,168,084  9,192,643   9,129,010
              
Earnings per common share:           
            
  Basic$0.57  $0.37 $1.07  $0.89
  Diluted 0.56   0.36    1.05      0.86
Cash dividends declared per common share$0.01  $0.01 $0.02  $0.02


 
NORTHEAST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS AND ANNUALIZED YIELDS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 Three Months Ended December 31,
 2018  2017 
   Interest Average   Interest Average
 Average Income/ Yield/ Average Income/ Yield/
 Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate
Assets:               
Interest-earning assets:               
Investment securities$  85,325 $  425 1.98%  $  93,945 $  267 1.13% 
Loans (1) (2) (3)   909,721    18,934 8.26%     760,915    14,501 7.56% 
Federal Home Loan Bank stock   1,652    24 5.76%     1,860    21 4.48% 
Short-term investments (4)   168,768    946 2.22%     145,305    471 1.29% 
Total interest-earning assets   1,165,466    20,329 6.92%     1,002,025    15,260 6.04% 
Cash and due from banks   2,600         2,731     
Other non-interest earning assets   31,344         33,164     
Total assets$  1,199,410      $  1,037,920     
                
Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity:               
Interest-bearing liabilities:               
NOW accounts$74,027 $  69 0.37%  $70,287 $  52 0.29% 
Money market accounts   373,409    1,461 1.55%     367,265    1,030 1.11% 
Savings accounts   35,004    14 0.16%     36,872    12 0.13% 
Time deposits   443,779    2,438 2.18%     303,246    1,035 1.35% 
  Total interest-bearing deposits   926,219    3,982 1.71%     777,670    2,129 1.09% 
Federal Home Loan Bank advances   15,000    125 3.31%     17,719    148 3.31% 
Subordinated debt   24,087    573 9.44%     23,745    517 8.64% 
Capital lease obligations    490    6 4.86%     764    9 4.67% 
Total interest-bearing liabilities   965,796    4,686 1.92%     819,898    2,803 1.36% 
                
Non-interest bearing liabilities:               
Demand deposits and escrow accounts  81,223        83,855     
Other liabilities   6,513         5,676     
Total liabilities   1,053,532         909,429     
Shareholders' equity   145,878         128,491     
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$  1,199,410      $  1,037,920     
                
  Net interest income   $15,643      $12,457  
                
Interest rate spread      5.00%        4.68% 
Net interest margin (5)      5.33%        4.93% 
                
(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)  Net interest margin is calculated as net interest income divided by total interest-earning assets.


 
 NORTHEAST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS AND ANNUALIZED YIELDS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 Six Months Ended December 31,
 2018  2017 
   Interest Average   Interest Average
 Average Income/ Yield/ Average Income/ Yield/
 Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate
Assets:               
Interest-earning assets:               
Investment securities$86,599 $  784 1.80% $94,886 $  533 1.11%
Loans (1) (2) (3)   901,833    36,460 8.02%    766,766    29,893 7.73%
Federal Home Loan Bank stock   1,652    49 5.88%    1,899    41 4.28%
Short-term investments (4)   170,705    1,802 2.09%    152,830    981 1.27%
Total interest-earning assets   1,160,789    39,095 6.68%    1,016,381    31,448 6.14%
Cash and due from banks   2,585         2,933     
Other non-interest earning assets   31,289         32,025     
Total assets$  1,194,663      $  1,051,339     
                
Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity:               
Interest-bearing liabilities:               
NOW accounts$71,866 $124 0.34% $69,931 $102 0.29%
Money market accounts   389,757    3,008 1.53%    377,449    2,127 1.12%
Savings accounts   35,590    28 0.16%    36,953    25 0.13%
Time deposits   424,965    4,504 2.10%    307,865    2,051 1.32%
  Total interest-bearing deposits   922,178    7,664 1.65%    792,198    4,305 1.08%
Federal Home Loan Bank advances   15,000    242 3.20%    18,863    319 3.35%
Subordinated debt   24,042    1,174 9.69%    23,703    1,025 8.58%
Capital lease obligations   525    14 5.29%    797    21 5.23%
Total interest-bearing liabilities   961,745    9,094 1.88%    835,561    5,670 1.35%
                
Non-interest bearing liabilities:               
Demand deposits and escrow accounts 81,615       82,210     
Other liabilities   8,126         7,071     
Total liabilities   1,051,486         924,842     
Shareholders' equity   143,177         126,497     
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$  1,194,663      $  1,051,339     
                
  Net interest income (5)   $  30,001      $  25,778  
                
Interest rate spread      4.80%       4.79%
Net interest margin (6)      5.13%       5.03%
                
(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 $10 thousand for the six months ended December 31, 2017.
(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:
 December 31, 2018 September 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 March 31, 2018 December 31, 2017
Net interest income$  15,643  $  14,359  $  14,408  $  13,134  $  12,457 
Provision for loan losses 101   532   254   364   437 
Noninterest income 1,545   1,554   1,959   1,882   1,228 
Noninterest expense 9,903   9,355   9,478   8,975   8,563 
Net income 5,125   4,534   4,344   3,932   3,304 
          
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:         
 Basic 9,048,397   8,995,925   8,934,038   8,927,544   8,924,495 
 Diluted 9,201,557   9,183,729   9,116,157   9,143,177   9,168,084 
Earnings per common share:         
 Basic$  0.57  $  0.50  $  0.49  $   0.44  $  0.37 
 Diluted   0.56     0.49     0.48     0.43     0.36 
Dividends per common share   0.01     0.01     0.01     0.01     0.01 
          
Return on average assets 1.70%  1.51%  1.55%  1.43%  1.26%
Return on average equity 13.94%  12.81%  12.97%  12.15%  10.20%
Net interest rate spread (1) 5.00%  4.61%  5.02%  4.69%  4.68%
Net interest margin (2) 5.33%  4.93%  5.28%  4.94%  4.93%
Efficiency ratio (non-GAAP) (3) 57.62%  58.79%  57.91%  59.77%  62.57%
Noninterest expense to average total assets 3.28%  3.12%  3.37%  3.27%  3.27%
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 120.67%  120.72%  120.52%  120.27%  122.21%
          
 As of:
 December 31, 2018 September 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 March 31, 2018 December 31, 2017
Nonperforming loans:         
Originated portfolio:         
Residential real estate$  2,445  $   2,633  $  2,914  $  3,116  $  3,783 
Commercial real estate 2,764   1,703   1,499   1,408   2,537 
Home equity 150   151   298   255   107 
Commercial and industrial 1,420   1,454   1,368   636   2,555 
Consumer 216   185   134   136   147 
Total originated portfolio 6,995   6,126   6,213   5,551   9,129 
Total purchased portfolio 5,351   5,375   5,745   8,063   8,962 
Total nonperforming loans 12,346   11,501   11,958   13,614   18,091 
Real estate owned and other repossessed collateral, net 1,463   1,549   2,233   947   910 
Total nonperforming assets$  13,809  $  13,050  $  14,191  $  14,561  $  19,001 
          
Past due loans to total loans 1.95%  1.09%  0.89%  1.37%  3.87%
Nonperforming loans to total loans 1.32%  1.30%  1.37%  1.67%  2.34%
Nonperforming assets to total assets 1.16%  1.08%  1.23%  1.25%  1.84%
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 0.57%  0.60%  0.55%  0.57%  0.56%
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans 42.99%  45.98%  40.20%  34.46%  24.07%
          
Commercial real estate loans to total capital (4) 242.38%  230.48%  200.74%  186.07%  187.92%
Net loans to core deposits (5) 94.84%  87.17%  91.54%  83.65%  91.46%
Purchased loans to total loans, including held for sale 35.17%  33.75%  33.10%  31.02%  31.28%
Equity to total assets 12.44%  11.81%  11.96%  11.47%  12.57%
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 16.04%  16.50%  16.02%  16.48%  16.74%
Total capital ratio 19.15%  19.81%  19.28%  19.92%  20.30%
Tier 1 leverage capital ratio 13.20%  12.83%  13.12%  12.88%  13.41%
          
Total shareholders' equity$  148,491  $  143,391  $  138,430  $  133,787  $  130,003 
Less: Preferred stock   -     -     -     -     - 
Common shareholders' equity   148,491     143,391     138,430     133,787     130,003 
Less: Intangible assets (6)   (3,583)    (3,768)    (3,837)    (3,973)    (4,087)
Tangible common shareholders' equity (non-GAAP)$  144,908  $  139,623  $  134,593  $  129,814  $  125,916 
          
Common shares outstanding 9,048,863   9,047,390   8,938,841   8,925,399   8,939,273 
Book value per common share$   16.41  $   15.85  $   15.49  $   14.99  $   14.54 
Tangible book value per share (non-GAAP) (7)   16.01     15.43     15.06     14.54     14.09 
          
(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