Charter Financial Announces Fiscal 2017 Earnings of $14.4 Million

West Point, Georgia, UNITED STATES


  • Quarter-to-date basic and diluted EPS of $0.18 and $0.17, respectively, year-to-date of $1.01 and $0.95
  • Nonperforming assets at 0.19% of total assets at September 30, 2017
  • Continued growth in deposit and bankcard fees, 10.0% over the same quarter in 2016
  • Acquisition of Resurgens Bancorp completed September 1, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga., Nov. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Charter Financial Corporation (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:CHFN) today reported net income of $2.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, or $0.18 and $0.17 per basic and diluted share, respectively, compared with net income of $3.8 million, or $0.27 and $0.26 per basic and diluted share, respectively, for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

Additionally, as announced on September 1, 2017, the Company completed its acquisition of Resurgens Bancorp ("Resurgens") during the quarter ended September 30, 2017, the next phase in its Atlanta Metro expansion strategy. The transaction brought in $128.8 million of loans, $138.0 million of deposits and $177.5 million of total assets to the Company's balance sheet for cash proceeds of $25.8 million.

"We are excited to officially be in business with the former Resurgens team in DeKalb County," said Chairman and CEO Robert L. Johnson. "This move continues our strategic expansion into the Atlanta area. Our first month together has gone smoothly and we look forward to continuing our expansion into Atlanta with this talented group, as we feel Resurgens was one of the most attractive banks available in that region. Charter has grown from four branches in the Atlanta Metro area two years ago to 11 after our acquisitions and Buckhead branch opening. The MSA now accounts for 56.0% and 52.8% of our loan and deposit portfolios, respectively."

Net income for the current-year quarter decreased $1.3 million from the prior-year quarter. The difference was attributable to $1.9 million of merger-related costs from the Resurgens acquisition, primarily in data processing, offset in part by $903,000 of growth in loans receivable income. Additional merger-related costs are expected to be incurred in fiscal 2018 as the full conversion of Resurgens is not expected to be completed until February 2018.

Net income for the twelve months ended September 30, 2017 was $14.4 million, or $1.01 and $0.95 per basic and diluted share, respectively, compared with net income of $11.9 million, or $0.83 and $0.79 per basic and diluted share, respectively, for the twelve months ended September 30, 2016.

Quarterly Operating Results

Quarterly earnings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 were positively impacted by:

  • An increase in loans receivable income of $903,000, or 7.1%, to $13.6 million for the 2017 fourth quarter, compared with $12.7 million for the same quarter in 2016.
  • An increase in deposit and bankcard fee income of $319,000, or 10.0%.
  • Interest on interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions increased $230,000.
  • One-time items including recoveries on loans formerly covered by loss-sharing agreements of $163,000, recoveries of former nonaccrual interest of $169,000 and additional loan accretion due to payoffs of $193,000.

Quarterly earnings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 were negatively impacted by:

  • Nonrecurring deal costs from the Resurgens acquisition of $1.9 million, largely concentrated in data processing, legal and professional fees, and severance costs. Deal costs of $124,000 related to the acquisition of CBS Financial Corporation ("CBS") were recorded in the same period in 2016.
  • An increase in interest expense on deposits of $169,000, or 15.1%, due to higher balances as well as an increase of four basis points in the Company's cost of deposits due to higher-costing deposits from Resurgens assumed in September 2017, adding to our already increased legacy deposit rates.

Financial Condition

Total assets increased $201.8 million to $1.6 billion at September 30, 2017, from $1.4 billion at September 30, 2016, attributable to the $177.5 million of total assets acquired in the purchase of Resurgens. Net loans grew $155.2 million, or 15.6%, to $1.1 billion at September 30, 2017, from $994.1 million at September 30, 2016, also primarily as a result of the Resurgens acquisition, which brought in $128.8 million of loans.

"Over the past two years we have grown total assets by 60%, through acquisitions and organic growth," Mr. Johnson said. "As our loan portfolio has expanded we've also been able to modify our loan mix, to an extent, as we've seen expansion in our commercial and industrial portfolio, particularly in our new markets. We will continue to seek out the most attractive options with the proper risk profile to provide the returns we want for our shareholders."

Total deposits increased $177.3 million to $1.3 billion during the twelve months ended September 30, 2017 as a result of the Resurgens acquisition as well as strong legacy deposit growth in the first two quarters of the current year. Transaction and certificate of deposit accounts increased $89.2 million and $49.2 million, respectively, from September 30, 2016.

From September 30, 2016 to September 30, 2017, total stockholders' equity increased $11.0 million to $214.2 million from $203.1 million due primarily to $14.4 million of net income, partially offset by a $2.2 million decrease in accumulated other comprehensive income on the Company's portfolio of investment securities available for sale and increased dividends of $3.6 million during the current year. Book value per share increased to $14.17 at September 30, 2017 from $13.52 at September 30, 2016 due to the Company's retention of earnings, while tangible book value per share, a non-GAAP financial measure (see Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures for further information) decreased from $11.36 to $11.33, due to the increased intangible assets acquired in the purchase of Resurgens.

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

Net interest income increased $1.1 million to $13.3 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, compared with $12.2 million for the prior-year period. Total interest income increased $1.2 million. Both increases were largely attributable to increased loan balances and loans receivable income as a result of the Resurgens acquisition, as well as legacy loan growth during the year. Loans receivable income, excluding accretion of acquired loan discounts, a non-GAAP financial measure, increased $1.5 million to $13.1 million during the current quarter from $11.6 million during the prior-year quarter. The Company also experienced increases of $230,000 in interest income on interest bearing deposits in other financial institutions and $121,000 in interest on taxable investment securities during the current-year quarter. The Company also saw one-time gains of $169,000 and $193,000 in nonaccrual interest recoveries and additional discount accretion due to payoffs. Total interest expense increased $140,000 to $1.8 million for the current quarter, largely due to increased balances of higher-costing deposits from CBS and Resurgens. These increases were offset in part by a $43,000 decline in interest expense on FHLB borrowings due to a restructuring of one of the Company's $25.0 million advances in March of 2017 from an interest rate of 4.30% to 3.43%.

Net interest margin was 3.85% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, compared to 3.82% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. The Company's net interest margin, excluding the effects of purchase accounting, a non-GAAP financial measure, increased to 3.71% for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, from 3.47% for the quarter ended September 30, 2016. Both increases were attributable to increased loan income, both from acquisitions and from legacy loan growth, as well as increased yields on the Company's Federal Reserve deposits due to rate increases.

Net interest income for the twelve months ended September 30, 2017, increased $7.0 million, or 16.6%, to $49.1 million, compared to $42.2 million for the prior-year period. Interest income increased $8.1 million to $55.9 million due to increased loan balances as a result of the CBS acquisition early in the third quarter of fiscal 2016 and the Resurgens acquisition late in the fourth quarter of 2017. There was also a $677,000 increase in interest bearing deposits in other financial institutions, primarily the result of increased cash balances and the Federal Reserve's increases of interest rates. Loan interest income, excluding accretion of acquired loan discounts, a non-GAAP financial measure, increased $9.4 million, while net purchase discount accretion decreased $2.6 million.

At September 30, 2017, the Company had $4.1 million of remaining loan discount accretion related to the CBS and Resurgens acquisitions, which will be accreted over the lives of the loans acquired.

Provision for Loan Losses

The Company recorded provisions for loan losses of $0 and $(900,000) in the quarter and year ended September 30, 2017, respectively, due to the continued positive credit quality trends of its loan portfolio and net recoveries of previously charged-off loans. Provisions of $(150,000) and $(250,000) were recorded in the quarter and year ended September 30, 2016, respectively.

Noninterest Income and Expense

Noninterest income increased $153,000 to $5.1 million in the fiscal 2017 fourth quarter compared to $4.9 million in the same period of 2016. The increase was primarily due to a $319,000, or 10.0% increase in deposit and bankcard fees, reflecting the continued success of the Company's signature debit card transaction marketing and deposit growth, and a nonrecurring gain of $163,000 on recoveries of loans formerly covered under loss sharing agreements with the FDIC. These increases were offset in part by a $207,000 decrease in gain on sale of loans due to reduced activity.

Noninterest expense for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, increased $3.0 million to $14.4 million, compared with $11.4 million for the prior-year quarter, primarily due to $1.9 million of merger costs from the Resurgens acquisition, which were largely concentrated in data processing, legal and professional fees and severance costs. Net benefit of operations of real estate owned decreased $269,000 due to reduced sales activity in the current quarter as the balance of real estate owned has fallen to minimal levels.

"Our core income components continued strong in the fourth quarter despite several one-time expense items related to the acquisition of Resurgens," Mr. Johnson continued. "While our fourth quarter efficiency ratio of 78.31% for the current quarter is high due to acquisition expenses, we've seen nice improvement in our year-to-date ratio of 68.04%, as compared to 71.93% last year. As we move toward conversion, we will continue our efforts to improve our operating efficiency and build on our existing income streams."

Noninterest income for the twelve months ended September 30, 2017, decreased $1.7 million to $19.2 million, compared with $21.0 million for the prior-year period. In the fiscal 2017 period, the Company recorded $413,000 of recoveries on loans formerly covered by FDIC loss sharing agreements, compared to $3.6 million of such recoveries in the prior-year period. The decrease in recoveries was partially offset by increased service charge and bankcard fees of $1.2 million, gains on the sale of loans of $300,000, gains on investment securities available for sale of $199,000 and brokerage commissions of $75,000 during the current-year period.

Noninterest expense for the twelve months ended September 30, 2017 increased $1.1 million to $46.5 million compared with $45.4 million for the prior-year period due primarily to increased ongoing operational costs from the CBS acquisition in salary, occupancy and data processing. During the year ended September 30, 2017, the Company recorded $1.9 million of acquisition expenses related to the Resurgens merger, while $4.2 million of such expenses were recorded in 2016 related to the CBS acquisition. These increases were partly offset by decreases of $450,000, or 19.5%, in legal and professional fees and $99,000 in federal insurance premiums and other regulatory fees.

Asset Quality

Nonperforming assets at September 30, 2017 were at 0.19% of total assets, down from 0.45% at September 30, 2016. The decline was primarily due to payoffs of two long-standing, high-balance, non-performing loans in the first quarter, as well as increased, high-quality loan balances from acquisitions and continued positive asset quality trends. The allowance for loan losses was at 0.96% of total loans and 649.13% of nonperforming loans at September 30, 2017, compared to 1.03% and 277.66%, respectively, at September 30, 2016. Not included in the allowance at September 30, 2017 was $4.1 million in yield and credit discounts on the CBS- and Resurgens-acquired loans. At September 30, 2017, the allowance for loan losses was 1.22% of legacy loans, compared to 1.35% at September 30, 2016. The Company recorded net loan recoveries of $278,000 and $1.6 million in its allowance for loan losses for the quarter and year ended September 30, 2017, respectively, compared with net loan recoveries of $404,000 and $1.1 million for the same periods in the prior year.

Capital Management

From the first quarter of fiscal 2014 through the first quarter of fiscal 2017, the Company has repurchased 8.1 million shares, or 35.6%, of its common stock, for $91.9 million. No shares were repurchased during the second, third, or fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.

During the quarter ended September 30, 2017, the Company paid $25.8 million in the acquisition of Resurgens, and paid a $0.07 per-share dividend. The Company announced on October 24, 2017 it would pay a dividend of $0.075 per share on November 21, 2017 to shareholders of record as of November 10, 2017. This will be the fifth consecutive quarterly dividend increase.

Mr. Johnson concluded, “Our 2013 MHC stock conversion pushed our tangible common equity ratio (a non-GAAP measure) to 24.78% and lowered our return on average tangible equity (a non-GAAP measure) to 3.06%. Our subsequent capital leveraging included aggressive buybacks of stock, increasing dividends, organic growth and M&A growth. In fiscal 2016, we continued our push into attractive growth markets with the acquisition of CBS. In fiscal 2017 we opened the Buckhead branch and purchased Resurgens Bank. We have increased our dividend for five consecutive quarters. With a tangible common equity ratio of 10.72% at September 30, 2017, we have leveraged a significant portion of our excess capital and improved return on average tangible equity to 8.18% for the year ended September 30, 2017. We are very pleased with our progress toward becoming a fully leveraged bank with market returns to stockholders but acknowledge we still have some work to complete that transition."

About Charter Financial Corporation

Charter Financial Corporation is a savings and loan holding company and the parent company of CharterBank, a full-service community bank and a federal savings institution. CharterBank is headquartered in West Point, Georgia, and operates branches in Metro Atlanta, the I-85 corridor south to Auburn, Alabama, and the Florida Gulf Coast. CharterBank's deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Investors may obtain additional information about Charter Financial Corporation and CharterBank on the internet at www.charterbk.com under About Us.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements may be identified by use of such words as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “should,” “well-positioned,” “planned,” “intend,” “strive,” “probably,” “focused on,” “estimated,” “working on,” “continue to,” “seek,” "leverage," "building," and “potential.” Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future growth, profitability, expense reduction, improvements in income and margins, increasing stockholder value, and estimates with respect to our financial condition and results of operation and business that are subject to various factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these estimates. These factors include but are not limited to the Company's inability to implement its business strategy; general and local economic conditions; changes in interest rates, deposit flows, demand for mortgages and other loans, real estate values, and competition; 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 an increase in borrowing to fund loans and investments; the changing exposure to credit risk; the inability to identify suitable future acquisition targets; the potential inability to effectively manage the new businesses and lending teams that transitioned from Community Bank of the South and Resurgens Bank; the inability to properly leverage the expansion into the North Atlanta market; changes in legislation or regulation; other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory, and technological factors affecting our operations, pricing, products, and services; the effect of cyberterrorism and system failures; the uncertainty in global markets resulting from the new administration; and the effects of geopolitical instability and risks such as terrorist attacks, the effects of weather and natural disasters such as floods, droughts, wind, tornadoes and hurricanes, and the effect of any damage to our reputation resulting from developments relating to any of the factors listed herein. Any or all forward-looking statements in this release and in any other public statements we make may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions we might make or known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Consequently, no forward-looking statements can be guaranteed. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to subsequently revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company refers you to the section entitled “Risk Factors” contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016. Copies of each filing may be obtained from the Company or the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The risks included here are not exhaustive and undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations. All written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the Company, its management, or persons acting on their behalf are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time unless otherwise required by law.

 
Charter Financial Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition (unaudited)
 
 September 30,
2017
 September 30,
2016
(1)
Assets
Cash and amounts due from depository institutions$25,455,465  $14,472,867 
Interest-earning deposits in other financial institutions126,882,924  77,376,632 
Cash and cash equivalents152,338,389  91,849,499 
Loans held for sale, fair value of $1,998,988 and $2,991,7561,961,185  2,941,982 
Certificates of deposit held at other financial institutions7,514,630  14,496,410 
Investment securities available for sale183,789,821  206,336,287 
Federal Home Loan Bank stock4,054,400  3,361,800 
Restricted securities, at cost279,000  279,000 
Loans receivable1,161,519,752  1,005,702,737 
Unamortized loan origination fees, net(1,165,148) (1,278,830)
Allowance for loan losses(11,078,422) (10,371,416)
Loans receivable, net1,149,276,182  994,052,491 
Other real estate owned1,437,345  2,706,461 
Accrued interest and dividends receivable4,197,708  3,442,051 
Premises and equipment, net29,578,513  28,078,591 
Goodwill39,347,378  29,793,756 
Other intangible assets, net of amortization3,614,833  2,639,608 
Cash surrender value of life insurance53,516,317  49,268,973 
Deferred income taxes5,914,446  4,366,522 
Other assets3,338,413  4,775,805 
Total assets$1,640,158,560  $1,438,389,236 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Liabilities:   
Deposits$1,339,143,287  $1,161,843,586 
Long-term borrowings60,023,100  50,000,000 
Floating rate junior subordinated debt6,724,646  6,587,549 
Advance payments by borrowers for taxes and insurance2,956,441  2,298,513 
Other liabilities17,112,581  14,510,052 
Total liabilities1,425,960,055  1,235,239,700 
Stockholders’ equity:   
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 15,115,883 shares issued and outstanding at September 30,
2017 and 15,031,076 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2016
151,159  150,311 
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2017 and
September 30, 2016
   
Additional paid-in capital85,651,391  83,651,623 
Unearned compensation – ESOP(4,673,761) (5,106,169)
Retained earnings134,207,368  123,349,890 
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income(1,137,652) 1,103,881 
Total stockholders’ equity214,198,505  203,149,536 
    Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$1,640,158,560  $1,438,389,236 

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  1. Financial information at September 30, 2016 has been derived from audited financial statements.


    
Charter Financial Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)
    
 Three Months Ended
 September 30,
 Twelve Months Ended
 September 30,
 2017 2016 2017 2016 (1)
Interest income:       
Loans receivable$13,583,671  $12,680,420  $50,333,085  $43,548,848 
Taxable investment securities1,060,019  938,603  4,296,231  3,742,085 
Nontaxable investment securities4,397  4,955  18,111  11,657 
Federal Home Loan Bank stock42,656  40,778  162,088  154,272 
Interest-earning deposits in other financial institutions333,732  103,924  893,787  216,736 
Certificates of deposit held at other financial institutions34,696  50,999  147,053  105,451 
Restricted securities2,900  2,510  11,007  5,013 
Total interest income15,062,071  13,822,189  55,861,362  47,784,062 
Interest expense:       
Deposits1,286,518  1,117,586  4,792,943  3,452,758 
Borrowings344,358  386,975  1,422,003  1,955,445 
Floating rate junior subordinated debt131,135  117,801  504,608  221,571 
Total interest expense1,762,011  1,622,362  6,719,554  5,629,774 
    Net interest income13,300,060  12,199,827  49,141,808  42,154,288 
Provision for loan losses  (150,000) (900,000) (250,000)
    Net interest income after provision for loan losses13,300,060  12,349,827  50,041,808  42,404,288 
Noninterest income:       
Service charges on deposit accounts2,080,623  1,860,824  7,641,351  7,043,693 
Bankcard fees1,418,191  1,318,650  5,510,387  4,953,645 
Gain on investment securities available for sale    247,780  48,885 
Bank owned life insurance310,469  332,594  1,195,445  1,225,422 
Gain on sale of loans601,424  808,228  2,418,272  2,118,012 
Brokerage commissions149,940  198,670  726,177  650,727 
Recoveries on acquired loans previously covered under FDIC-assisted acquisitions162,586    412,586  3,625,000 
Other347,042  398,791  1,086,775  1,298,746 
Total noninterest income5,070,275  4,917,757  19,238,773  20,964,130 
Noninterest expenses:       
Salaries and employee benefits7,688,488  6,634,984  26,431,145  25,655,810 
Occupancy1,502,868  1,397,882  5,202,675  5,139,533 
Data processing1,925,199  903,769  4,929,336  4,427,636 
Legal and professional808,233  462,627  1,864,218  2,314,519 
Marketing479,438  421,130  1,631,795  1,590,171 
Federal insurance premiums and other regulatory fees198,728  239,912  759,834  859,125 
Net benefit of operations of real estate owned(40,345) (309,222) (367,710) (334,954)
Furniture and equipment275,522  239,817  880,218  870,675 
Postage, office supplies and printing211,993  276,588  929,768  868,674 
Core deposit intangible amortization expense139,873  157,773  560,776  415,617 
Other1,196,527  928,310  3,700,824  3,591,408 
Total noninterest expenses14,386,524  11,353,570  46,522,879  45,398,214 
Income before income taxes3,983,811  5,914,014  22,757,702  17,970,204 
Income tax expense1,424,017  2,103,296  8,321,597  6,106,884 
    Net income$2,559,794  $3,810,718  $14,436,105  $11,863,320 
Basic net income per share$0.18  $0.27  $1.01  $0.83 
Diluted net income per share$0.17  $0.26  $0.95  $0.79 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding14,384,118  14,185,824  14,316,609  14,371,126 
Weighted average number of common and potential common shares
outstanding
15,240,907  14,798,042  15,153,373  14,983,344 

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  1. Financial information for the twelve months ended September 30, 2016 has been derived from audited financial statements.


 
Charter Financial Corporation
Supplemental Financial Data (unaudited)
in thousands except per share data
     
 Quarter to Date  Year to Date
 9/30/2017 6/30/2017 3/31/2017 12/31/2016 9/30/2016 (1)  9/30/2017 9/30/2016 (1)
               
Consolidated balance sheet data:              
Total assets$1,640,159  $1,480,122  $1,484,796  $1,461,667  $1,438,389   $1,640,159  $1,438,389 
Cash and cash equivalents152,338  120,144  140,285  131,849  91,849   152,338  91,849 
Loans receivable, net1,149,276  1,032,108  1,007,552  990,635  994,052   1,149,276  994,052 
Other real estate owned1,437  1,938  1,957  2,161  2,706   1,437  2,706 
Securities available for sale183,790  187,655  191,483  196,279  206,336   183,790  206,336 
Transaction accounts567,213  510,810  513,294  481,841  478,028   567,213  478,028 
Total deposits1,339,143  1,194,254  1,201,731  1,186,347  1,161,844   1,339,143  1,161,844 
Borrowings66,748  56,690  56,656  56,622  56,588   66,748  56,588 
Total stockholders’ equity214,199  212,080  208,413  205,500  203,150   214,199  203,150 
               
Consolidated earnings summary:              
Interest income$15,062  $13,626  $13,307  $13,866  $13,822   $55,861  $47,784 
Interest expense1,762  1,639  1,652  1,666  1,622   6,719  5,630 
Net interest income13,300  11,987  11,655  12,200  12,200   49,142  42,154 
Provision for loan losses    (150) (750) (150)  (900) (250)
Net interest income after provision for loan losses13,300  11,987  11,805  12,950  12,350   50,042  42,404 
Noninterest income5,070  4,639  4,546  4,983  4,918   19,239  20,964 
Noninterest expense14,386  11,096  10,750  10,290  11,354   46,523  45,398 
Income tax expense1,424  2,016  2,284  2,597  2,103   8,322  6,107 
Net income$2,560  $3,514  $3,317  $5,046  $3,811   $14,436  $11,863 
               
Per share data:              
Earnings per share – basic$0.18  $0.24  $0.23  $0.36  $0.27   $1.01  $0.83 
Earnings per share – fully diluted$0.17  $0.23  $0.22  $0.33  $0.26   $0.95  $0.79 
Cash dividends per share$0.070  $0.065  $0.060  $0.055  $0.050   $0.250  $0.200 
               
Weighted average basic shares14,384  14,353  14,322  14,207  14,186   14,317  14,371 
Weighted average diluted shares15,241  15,257  15,340  15,065  14,798   15,153  14,983 
Total shares outstanding15,116  15,112  15,061  15,031  15,031   15,116  15,031 
               
Book value per share$14.17  $14.03  $13.84  $13.67  $13.52   $14.17  $13.52 
Tangible book value per share (2)$11.33  $11.92  $11.70  $11.52  $11.36   $11.33  $11.36 

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  1. Financial information at and for the year ended September 30, 2016 has been derived from audited financial statements.
  2. Non-GAAP financial measure, calculated as total stockholders' equity less goodwill and other intangible assets divided by period-end shares outstanding.



 
Charter Financial Corporation
Supplemental Information (unaudited)
dollars in thousands
     
 Quarter to Date  Year to Date
 9/30/2017 6/30/2017 3/31/2017 12/31/2016 9/30/2016  9/30/2017 9/30/2016
               
Loans receivable:              
1-4 family residential real estate$232,040  $222,904  $223,216  $223,609  $236,940   $232,040  $236,940 
Commercial real estate697,071  624,926  608,206  595,207  595,157   697,071  595,157 
Commercial103,673  79,695  73,119  73,182  71,865   103,673  71,865 
Real estate construction88,792  75,941  77,332  79,136  80,500   88,792  80,500 
Consumer and other39,944  40,675  37,300  31,212  21,241   39,944  21,241 
Total loans receivable$1,161,520  $1,044,141  $1,019,173  $1,002,346  $1,005,703   $1,161,520  $1,005,703 
               
Allowance for loan losses:              
Balance at beginning of period$10,800  $10,505  $10,499  $10,371  $10,118   $10,371  $9,489 
Charge-offs(76) (73) (103) (50) (1)  (303) (228)
Recoveries354  368  259  928  404   1,910  1,360 
Provision    (150) (750) (150)  (900) (250)
Balance at end of period$11,078  $10,800  $10,505  $10,499  $10,371   $11,078  $10,371 
               
Nonperforming assets: (1)              
Nonaccrual loans$1,661  $1,549  $1,610  $1,527  $3,735   $1,661  $3,735 
Loans delinquent 90 days or greater
and still accruing
46  291    238     46   
Total nonperforming loans1,707  1,840  1,610  1,765  3,735   1,707  3,735 
Other real estate owned1,437  1,938  1,957  2,161  2,706   1,437  2,706 
Total nonperforming assets$3,144  $3,778  $3,567  $3,926  $6,441   $3,144  $6,441 
               
Troubled debt restructuring:              
Troubled debt restructurings -
accruing
$4,951  $5,007  $5,073  $4,761  $4,585   $4,951  $4,585 
Troubled debt restructurings -
nonaccrual
92  107  137  192  1,760   92  1,760 
Total troubled debt restructurings$5,043  $5,114  $5,210  $4,953  $6,345   $5,043  $6,345 

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  1. Loans being accounted for under purchase accounting rules which have associated accretion income established at the time of acquisition remaining to recognize, that were greater than 90 days delinquent or otherwise considered nonperforming loans are excluded from this table.


 
Charter Financial Corporation
Supplemental Information (unaudited)
     
 Quarter to Date  Year to Date
 9/30/2017 6/30/2017 3/31/2017 12/31/2016 9/30/2016  9/30/2017 9/30/2016
               
Return on equity (annualized) 4.77 % 6.65 % 6.40 % 9.84 % 7.55 %  6.89 % 5.90 %
Return on assets (annualized)0.67 % 0.96 % 0.91 % 1.39 % 1.07 %  0.98 % 0.98 %
Net interest margin (annualized)3.85 % 3.60 % 3.52 % 3.71 % 3.82 %  3.67 % 3.89 %
Net interest margin, excluding the effects of purchase accounting (1)3.71 % 3.55 % 3.41 % 3.48 % 3.47 %  3.53 % 3.47 %
Holding company tier 1 leverage ratio (2)12.05 % 13.08 % 12.92 % 12.83 % 12.68 %  12.05 % 12.68 %
Holding company total risk-based capital ratio (2)15.79 % 17.98 % 17.93 % 17.38 % 16.74 %  15.79 % 16.74 %
Bank tier 1 leverage ratio (2) (3)10.96 % 12.06 % 11.84 % 11.70 % 11.51 %  10.96 % 11.51 %
Bank total risk-based capital ratio (2)14.45 % 16.67 % 16.53 % 15.91 % 15.26 %  14.45 % 15.26 %
Effective tax rate35.75 % 36.46 % 40.78 % 33.98 % 35.56 %  36.57 % 33.98 %
Yield on loans5.04 % 4.79 % 4.74 % 5.01 % 5.07 %  4.90 % 5.15 %
Cost of deposits0.50 % 0.47 % 0.46 % 0.46 % 0.46 %  0.47 % 0.43 %
               
Asset quality ratios: (4)              
Allowance for loan losses as a %
of total loans (5)
0.96 % 1.04 % 1.04 % 1.05 % 1.03 %  0.96 % 1.03 %
Allowance for loan losses as a %
of nonperforming loans
649.13 % 586.83 % 652.47 % 594.81 % 277.66 %  649.13 % 277.66 %
Nonperforming assets as a % of
total loans and OREO
0.27 % 0.36 % 0.35 % 0.39 % 0.64 %  0.27 % 0.64 %
Nonperforming assets as a % of
total assets
0.19 % 0.26 % 0.24 % 0.27 % 0.45 %  0.19 % 0.45 %
Net charge-offs (recoveries) as a
% of average loans (annualized)
(0.10)% (0.12)% (0.06)% (0.35)% (0.16)%  (0.16)% (0.13)%

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  1. Net interest income excluding accretion and amortization of acquired loans divided by average net interest earning assets excluding average loan accretable discounts, a non-GAAP measure, in the amount of $2.6 million, $2.0 million, $2.2 million, $2.9 million and $3.8 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2017, June 30, 2017, March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016, and September 30, 2016, respectively.
  2. Current period bank and holding company capital ratios are estimated as of the date of this earnings release.
  3. During the quarter ended September 30, 2017, a net upstream of capital was made between the bank and the holding company in the amount of $2.7 million as part of the Company's acquisition of Resurgens.
  4. Ratios for the three months ended September 30, 2017, June 30, 2017, March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016, and September 30, 2016 include all assets with the exception of FAS ASC 310-30 loans that are excluded from nonperforming loans due to the ongoing recognition of accretion income established at the time of acquisition.
  5. Excluding former CBS and Resurgens loans totaling $254.2 million, $154.0 million, $166.5 million, $191.9 million and $236.4 million at September 30, 2017, June 30, 2017, March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016, and September 30, 2016, respectively, which were recorded at acquisition date fair value, the allowance approximated 1.22%, 1.22%, 1.24%, 1.30%, and 1.35% of all other loans at September 30, 2017, June 30, 2017, March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016, and September 30, 2016, respectively.


  
Charter Financial Corporation
Average Balances, Interest Rates and Yields (unaudited)
dollars in thousands
  
 Quarter to Date
 9/30/2017 9/30/2016
 Average Balance Interest Average Yield/Cost (10) Average Balance Interest Average Yield/Cost (10)
Assets:           
Interest-earning assets:           
Interest-earning deposits in other financial institutions$106,057  $334  1.26% $85,687  $104  0.49%
Certificates of deposit held at other financial institutions7,580  35  1.83  16,395  51  1.24 
FHLB common stock and other equity securities3,670  43  4.65  3,362  41  4.85 
Taxable investment securities186,043  1,060  2.28  169,555  939  2.21 
Nontaxable investment securities (1)1,505  4  1.17  1,607  5  1.23 
Restricted securities279  3  4.16  279  3  3.60 
Loans receivable (1)(2)(3)(4)1,077,617  13,097  4.86  1,001,096  11,590  4.63 
Accretion, net, of acquired loan discounts (5)  486  0.18    1,090  0.43 
Total interest-earning assets1,382,751  15,062  4.36  1,277,981  13,823  4.33 
Total noninterest-earning assets148,678      148,359     
Total assets$1,531,429      $1,426,340     
Liabilities and Equity:           
Interest-bearing liabilities:           
Interest bearing checking$266,133  $122  0.18% $239,141  $97  0.15%
Bank rewarded checking53,992  27  0.20  50,566  24  0.19 
Savings accounts65,784  7  0.04  63,196  7  0.04 
Money market deposit accounts253,260  209  0.33  241,286  180  0.30 
Certificate of deposit accounts394,078  922  0.94  373,197  810  0.87 
Total interest-bearing deposits1,033,247  1,287  0.50  967,386  1,118  0.46 
Borrowed funds53,290  344  2.58  50,000  387  3.10 
Floating rate junior subordinated debt6,702  131  7.83  6,564  118  7.18 
Total interest-bearing liabilities1,093,239  1,762  0.64  1,023,950  1,623  0.63 
Noninterest-bearing deposits204,608      180,015     
Other noninterest-bearing liabilities19,094      20,605     
Total noninterest-bearing liabilities223,702      200,620     
Total liabilities1,316,941      1,224,570     
Total stockholders' equity214,488      201,770     
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$1,531,429      $1,426,340     
     Net interest income  $13,300      $12,200   
     Net interest earning assets (6)  $289,512      $254,031   
Net interest rate spread (7)    3.72%     3.69%
Net interest margin (8)    3.85%     3.82%
Net interest margin, excluding the effects of purchase
accounting (9)
    3.71%     3.47%
Ratio of average interest-earning assets to average interest-
bearing liabilities
    126.48%     124.81%

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  1. Tax exempt or tax-advantaged securities and loans are shown at their contractual yields and are not shown at a tax equivalent yield.
  2. Includes net loan fees deferred and accreted pursuant to applicable accounting requirements.
  3. Interest income on loans is interest income as recorded in the income statement and does not include interest income on nonaccrual loans.
  4. Interest income on loans excludes discount accretion.
  5. Accretion of accretable purchase discount on loans acquired.
  6. Net interest-earning assets represent total average interest-earning assets less total average interest-bearing liabilities.
  7. 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.
  8. Net interest margin represents net interest income as a percentage of average interest-earning assets.
  9. Net interest margin, excluding the effects of purchase accounting, a non-GAAP measure, represents net interest income excluding accretion and amortization of acquired loans receivable as a percentage of average net interest earning assets excluding loan accretable discounts in the amount of $2.6 million and $3.8 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively.
  10. Annualized.


  
Charter Financial Corporation
Average Balances, Interest Rates and Yields (unaudited)
dollars in thousands
  
 Fiscal Year to Date
 9/30/2017 9/30/2016
 Average
Balance
 Interest Average Yield/
Cost
(10)
 Average
Balance
 Interest Average Yield/
Cost
(10)
Assets:           
Interest-earning assets:           
Interest-earning deposits in other financial institutions$103,483  $894  0.86% $52,667  $217  0.41%
Certificates of deposit held at other financial institutions10,457  147  1.41  8,946  105  1.18 
FHLB common stock and other equity securities3,478  162  4.66  3,222  154  4.79 
Taxable investment securities191,236  4,296  2.25  173,888  3,742  2.15 
Nontaxable investment securities (1)1,567  18  1.16  997  12  1.17 
Restricted securities279  11  3.95  129  5  3.89 
Loans receivable (1)(2)(3)(4)1,028,097  48,591  4.73  845,014  39,178  4.64 
Accretion and amortization of acquired loan discounts (5)  1,742  0.17    4,371  0.52 
Total interest-earning assets1,338,597  55,861  4.17  1,084,863  47,784  4.40 
Total noninterest-earning assets139,897      122,056     
Total assets$1,478,494      $1,206,919     
Liabilities and Equity:           
Interest-bearing liabilities:           
Interest bearing checking$255,863  $406  0.16% $206,985  $278  0.13%
Bank rewarded checking53,556  105  0.20  49,077  97  0.20 
Savings accounts63,927  25  0.04  56,963  23  0.04 
Money market deposit accounts252,148  777  0.31  185,818  522  0.28 
Certificate of deposit accounts384,304  3,480  0.91  297,270  2,533  0.85 
Total interest-bearing deposits1,009,798  4,793  0.47  796,113  3,453  0.43 
Borrowed funds50,832  1,422  2.80  51,181  1,955  3.82 
Floating rate junior subordinated debt6,651  505  7.59  3,022  222  7.33 
Total interest-bearing liabilities1,067,281  6,720  0.63  850,316  5,630  0.66 
Noninterest-bearing deposits184,825      140,423     
Other noninterest-bearing liabilities16,846      15,028     
Total noninterest-bearing liabilities201,671      155,451     
Total liabilities1,268,952      1,005,767     
Total stockholders' equity209,542      201,152     
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$1,478,494      $1,206,919     
     Net interest income  $49,141      $42,154   
     Net interest earning assets (6)  $271,316      $234,547   
Net interest rate spread (7)    3.54%     3.74%
Net interest margin (8)    3.67%     3.89%
Net interest margin, excluding the effects of purchase
accounting (9)
    3.53%     3.47%
Ratio of average interest-earning assets to average interest-
bearing liabilities
    125.42%     127.58%

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  1. Tax exempt or tax-advantaged securities and loans are shown at their contractual yields and are not shown at a tax equivalent yield.
  2. Includes net loan fees deferred and accreted pursuant to applicable accounting requirements.
  3. Interest income on loans is interest income as recorded in the income statement and does not include interest income on nonaccrual loans.
  4. Interest income on loans excludes discount accretion.
  5. Accretion of accretable purchase discount on loans acquired.
  6. Net interest-earning assets represent total average interest-earning assets less total average interest-bearing liabilities.
  7. 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.
  8. Net interest margin represents net interest income as a percentage of average interest-earning assets.
  9. Net interest margin, excluding the effects of purchase accounting, a non-GAAP measure, represents net interest income excluding accretion and amortization of acquired loans receivable as a percentage of average net interest earning assets excluding loan accretable discounts in the amount of $2.4 million and $3.4 million for the twelve months ended September 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively.
  10. Annualized.


Charter Financial Corporation
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures (unaudited)

Statements included in this press release include non-GAAP financial measures and should be read along with the accompanying tables, which provide a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to GAAP financial measures. Charter Financial management uses non-GAAP financial measures, including loans receivable income excluding accretion, net interest margin excluding the effects of purchase accounting, tangible book value per share, tangible common equity ratio, and return on average tangible equity, in its analysis of the Company's performance. Loans receivable income excluding accretion excludes the following from loans receivable income: accretion from purchase discounts related to acquired loans. Net interest margin excluding the effects of purchase accounting excludes the following from net interest margin: net purchase discount accretion and the average balance of purchase discounts. Tangible book value per share excludes the following from book value per share: the balance of goodwill and other intangible assets. Tangible common equity ratio excludes the following from total equity to total assets: the balance of goodwill and other intangible assets in both total equity and total assets. Return on average tangible equity excludes the following from return on average equity: the average balance of goodwill and other intangible assets.

Management believes that non-GAAP financial measures provide additional useful information that allows readers to evaluate the ongoing performance of the Company and provide meaningful comparison to its peers. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as an alternative to any measure of performance or financial condition as promulgated under GAAP, and investors should consider the Company's performance and financial condition as reported under GAAP and all other relevant information when assessing the performance or financial condition of the Company. Non-GAAP financial measures have limitations as analytical tools, and investors should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the results or financial condition as reported under GAAP.

  
 For the Quarters Ended
 9/30/2017 6/30/2017 3/31/2017 12/31/2016 9/30/2016
Loans Receivable Income Excluding Accretion         
Loans receivable income$13,583,671  $12,276,095  $11,903,416  $12,569,903  $12,680,420 
Net purchase discount accretion486,471  173,014  358,031  724,109  1,090,886 
Loans receivable income excluding
accretion (Non-GAAP)
$13,097,200  $12,103,081  $11,545,385  $11,845,794  $11,589,534 
          
Net Interest Margin Excluding the Effects of Purchase Accounting         
Net Interest Margin3.85% 3.6% 3.52% 3.71% 3.82%
Effect to adjust for net purchase discount accretion(0.14) (0.05) (0.11) (0.23) (0.35)
Net interest margin excluding the effects
of purchase accounting (Non-GAAP)
3.71% 3.55% 3.41% 3.48% 3.47%
          
Tangible Book Value Per Share         
Book value per share$14.17  $14.03  $13.84  $13.67  $13.52 
Effect to adjust for goodwill and other intangible assets(2.84) (2.11) (2.14) (2.15) (2.16)
Tangible book value per share (Non-
GAAP)
$11.33  $11.92  $11.70  $11.52  $11.36 
          
Tangible Common Equity Ratio         
Total equity to total assets13.06% 14.33% 14.04% 14.06% 14.12%
Effect to adjust for goodwill and other intangible assets(2.34) (1.90) (1.90) (1.94) (1.98)
Tangible common equity ratio (Non-
GAAP)
10.72% 12.43% 12.14% 12.12% 12.14%
          
Return On Average Tangible Equity         
Return on average equity4.77% 6.65% 6.40% 9.84% 7.55%
Effect to adjust for goodwill and other intangible assets0.95  1.19  1.18  1.85  1.46 
Return on average tangible equity (Non-
GAAP)
5.72% 7.84% 7.58% 11.69% 9.01%
 


  
 For the Twelve Months Ended
 9/30/2017 9/30/2016
Loans Receivable Income Excluding Accretion   
Loans receivable income$50,333,085  $43,548,848 
Net purchase discount accretion1,741,625  4,371,087 
Loans receivable income excluding accretion (Non-GAAP)$48,591,460  $39,177,761 
    
Net Interest Margin Excluding the Effects of Purchase Accounting   
Net Interest Margin3.67% 3.89%
Effect to adjust for net purchase discount accretion(0.14) (0.42)
Net interest margin excluding the effects of purchase accounting (Non-
GAAP)
3.53% 3.47%
    
Tangible Book Value Per Share   
Book value per share$14.17  $13.52 
Effect to adjust for goodwill and other intangible assets(2.84) (2.16)
Tangible book value per share (Non-GAAP)$11.33  $11.36 
    
Tangible Common Equity Ratio   
Total equity to total assets13.06% 14.12%
Effect to adjust for goodwill and other intangible assets(2.34) (1.98)
Tangible common equity ratio (Non-GAAP)10.72% 12.14%
    
Return On Average Tangible Equity   
Return on average equity6.89% 5.90%
Effect to adjust for goodwill and other intangible assets1.29  0.56 
Return on average tangible equity (Non-GAAP)8.18% 6.46%


   
Contact:  
Robert L. Johnson, Chairman & CEO Dresner Corporate Services
Curt Kollar, CFO Steve Carr
706-645-1391 312-780-7211
bjohnson@charterbank.net or scarr@dresnerco.com
ckollar@charterbank.net