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Bank Mutual Corporation Reports Net Income for the Third Quarter of 2017

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bank Mutual Corporation (NASDAQ:BKMU) reported net income of $3.8 million or $0.08 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2017 compared to $4.5 million or $0.10 per diluted share in the same quarter of last year.  Year-to-date in 2017, Bank Mutual Corporation (“Bank Mutual”) reported net income of $11.7 million or $0.25 per diluted share compared to $12.9 million or $0.28 per diluted share in the same nine-month period in 2016.  During the third quarter of 2017 Bank Mutual recorded $1.3 million in expenses related to its pending merger with Associated Banc-Corp (“Associated,”) (NYSE:ASB), which was announced on July 20, 2017.  Bank Mutual’s results in the 2017 periods were favorably impacted by higher net interest income, reduced provision for loan losses, higher gains on sales of real estate held for investment, lower advertising and marketing expenses, and a decline in other non-interest expenses in the 2017 periods compared to the same periods in 2016.  In addition, the third quarter of 2017 was favorably impacted by lower net losses and expenses on foreclosed real estate compared to net losses in the same period of the previous year.  These favorable developments were largely offset by lower deposit-related fees, reduced mortgage banking revenue, and a decrease in loan-related fees compared to the same periods in 2016.  In addition, the 2017 periods included a $197,000 loss on the sale of five retail branch offices and related loans and deposits to another financial institution, as well as higher compensation and benefit expenses and increased occupancy and data processing costs.  Finally, the 2017 year-to-date period was also impacted by lower brokerage, advisory, and insurance revenue and higher net losses and expenses on foreclosed real estate.   

David A. Baumgarten, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank Mutual, commented, “Excluding the after-tax effect of $1.3 million in expenses related to our pending merger with Associated, our earnings would have increased slightly in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same quarter last year.”  He added, “We continue to be pleased with the year-over-year growth in our loans and the expansion of our net interest margin, although we continue to struggle a bit with our sources of non-interest income, which has declined in 2017.”  Mr. Baumgarten concluded, “We remain on track with efforts to complete our pending merger with Associated and we are looking forward to next week’s shareholder meeting on this important matter.” 

Bank Mutual’s net interest income increased by $976,000 or 5.2% and $3.4 million or 6.3% during the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2016. Included in the three- and nine-month periods in 2016 were $577,000 and $1.1 million, respectively, in call premiums that Bank Mutual received on a mortgage-related securities that were called by the issuer in those periods.  Excluding these call premiums, net interest income in the first three- and nine-month periods of 2017 increased by $1.6 million or 8.6% and $4.5 million or 8.4% compared to the same periods in 2016.  Most of this increase was caused by an increase in Bank Mutual’s average earning assets, which increased by $122.5 million or 5.2% during the nine months ended September 30, 2017, compared to the same period in 2016.  This increase was primarily attributable to an increase in average loans receivable.  Also contributing to the increase in net interest income in the 2017 periods was an improvement in Bank Mutual’s net interest margin, excluding the impact of the aforementioned call premiums.  Finally, an increase in funding from non-interest bearing checking accounts also contributed to the increase in net interest income in the 2017 periods. 

Bank Mutual’s net interest margin was 3.12% and 3.07% during the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017, respectively, which compared to 2.98% and 2.97% during the same periods in 2016 (excluding ten and six basis points of benefit related to the aforementioned call premiums in the three- and nine-month periods of 2016, respectively).  Management has noted in recent periods that increases in the yield on Bank Mutual’s earning assets have been modestly greater than the increases in its cost of funds.  This has occurred in an environment of rising interest rates, due in part to recent increases in the fed funds rate by the Federal Reserve.  Management attributes the modest increases in Bank Mutual’s net interest margin to an overall interest rate risk exposure that is slightly asset sensitive.  That is, management believes that the sensitivity of Bank Mutual’s earning assets to changes in market interest rates is slightly greater than its interest-bearing liabilities. As such, management anticipates that Bank Mutual’s net interest margin may continue to show slight improvement in the immediate future, although there can be no assurances. 

Bank Mutual’s net interest margin is subject to competitive pricing pressures for loans and deposits, changes in borrower and depositor preferences, and other economic and market factors that are outside of management’s control.  Of particular concern to management are possible future changes in the competitive environment for interest rates on interest-bearing checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts.  If competitive or market pressures require Bank Mutual to increase the interest rates it pays on these deposit accounts, and such increases are not exceeded or matched by increases in the yield on its earning assets, Bank Mutual’s net interest margin could be adversely impacted in future periods.  Also of concern to management are possible future changes in depositor preferences for certain types of deposit products. Specifically, management believes that the relatively low interest rate environment that has persisted for the past few years has encouraged many deposit customers to switch to transaction deposits in an effort to retain flexibility in the event market interest rates increase.  If market interest rates continue to increase in the future, customers’ preferences may shift from transaction deposits to certificates of deposit, which generally have a higher interest cost.  This development could also have an adverse impact on Bank Mutual’s net interest margin in future periods.

Bank Mutual’s provision for loan losses was $472,000 in the third quarter of 2017 compared to $1.4 million in the same quarter last year. On a year-to-date basis, provision for loan losses was $1.6 million in 2017 compared to $2.0 million in 2016.  Bank Mutual’s non-performing and other classified loans have declined in recent periods and its net charge-offs continue to be nominal.  As a result, Bank Mutual’s provision for loan losses has decreased relative to prior periods.    

In general, management believes that overall economic, employment, and real estate conditions are relatively stable in Bank Mutual’s local markets.  However, trends in the credit quality of Bank Mutual’s loan portfolio are subject to many factors that are outside of Bank Mutual’s control, such as economic and market conditions that can fluctuate considerably from period to period.  As such, there can be no assurances that there will not be significant fluctuations in Bank Mutual’s non-performing loans, classified loans, and/or loan charge-off activity from period to period, which may result in significant variability in Bank Mutual’s provision for loan losses. 

Deposit-related fees and charges declined by $56,000 or 1.9% and $193,000 or 2.2% during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively, compared to the same periods in the previous year.  Deposit-related fees and charges consist of overdraft fees, ATM and debit card fees, merchant processing fees, account service charges, and other revenue items related to services performed by Bank Mutual for its retail and commercial deposit customers.  Management attributes the decline in deposit-related fees and charges to changes in customer spending behavior in recent periods which has resulted in lower revenue from overdraft charges and ATM usage.  These developments have been partially offset by increased deposit account service charges and increased treasury management fees from commercial depositors. 

Mortgage banking revenue, net, was $788,000 and $2.4 million during three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017, respectively.  This compared to $1.4 million and $3.3 million during the same periods in 2016, respectively.  The following table presents the components of mortgage banking revenue, net, for the periods indicated:

       
  Three Months Ended
September 30
  Nine months Ended 
September 30
    2017     2016       2017     2016  
  (Dollars in thousands)
Gross loan servicing fees $ 608   $ 633     $ 1,839   $ 1,915  
MSR amortization   (384 )   (650 )     (1,100 )   (1,636 )
Change in MSR valuation allowance                  
Loan servicing revenue, net   224     (17 )     739     279  
Gain on loan sales activities, net   564     1,371       1,662     3,042  
Mortgage banking revenue, net $ 788   $ 1,354     $ 2,401   $ 3,321  
                           

Loan servicing revenue, net, increased during the three- and nine-month periods in 2017 compared to the same periods in 2016.  These increases were primarily caused by a decline in amortization of mortgage servicing rights (“MSRs”).  These declines were caused by generally higher market interest rates for one- to four-family loans in 2017, which has resulted in reduced loan prepayment activity and slower amortization of the related MSRs compared to the prior year.  The favorable impact of this development was partially offset by declines in gross servicing fees in the 2017 periods due to an overall decline in loans serviced for third-party investors.  As of September 30, 2017, Bank Mutual serviced $957.8 million in loans for third-party investors compared to $1.0 billion one year earlier.  

The change in valuation allowance that Bank Mutual establishes against its MSRs is recorded as a recovery or loss, as the case may be, in the period in which the change occurs.  As of September 30, 2017, Bank Mutual had no valuation allowance against its MSRs, which had a carrying value of $6.3 million as of that date.  MSR valuation allowances typically increase in periods of lower market interest rates, which results in a charge to earnings in the period of the increase.  During such periods loan refinance activity and expectations for future loan prepayments typically increase, which generally reduces the fair value of MSRs and could result in an increase in the MSR valuation allowance.  However, in recent periods market interest rates for one- to four-family loans have generally been higher.  As such, there was no requirement for an MSR valuation allowance as of September 30, 2017, and management does not expect one to be necessary in the near future.  In addition, management expects that amortization of MSRs may continue to be lower in the near term in response to reduced levels of loan refinance activity.  However, these developments cannot be assured, particularly if market interest rates for one- to four-family residential loans decline in the future.

Gain on loan sales activities, net, was $564,000 and $1.7 million during the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017, respectively, compared to $1.4 million and $3.0 million during the same periods in 2016.   Bank Mutual typically sells most of the fixed-rate, one- to four-family mortgage loans that it originates.  Market interest rates for one- to four-family loans have been higher in recent periods, which is a development that typically results in lower originations and sales of such loans.  The origination and sale of residential loans is subject to variations in market interest rates and other factors outside of management’s control.  Accordingly, there can be no assurances that such originations and sales will increase or will not vary considerably from period to period.

Brokerage, advisory, and insurance revenue was $824,000 during the third quarter of 2017, which was slightly higher than the same quarter in the previous year.  Year-to-date this source of revenue was $2.4 million, which was $167,000 or 6.6% lower than the same period in 2016.  This revenue item generally consists of commissions earned on sales of tax-deferred annuities, mutual funds, and certain other securities, fees earned for investment advisory services, and commissions earned on sales of personal and business insurance products.  Management attributes the recent fluctuations in this revenue line item to changes in commissions earned from sales of tax-deferred annuities and other sources of transaction-based income.  In recent periods management has begun to shift the mix of revenue in this line of business from commission income, which tends to be transaction-based, to advisory fee income, which is generally based on assets under management rather than execution of individual transactions.  Management believes that advisory-based fee income will be a more stable source of revenue in the future and expects that it will continue to grow due to new products, services, systems, and investment advisors that Bank Mutual has added in prior periods, although there can be no assurances.  

Loan-related fees were $381,000 and $1.5 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively.  These amounts compared to $1.1 million and $4.0 million during the same periods in 2016, respectively.  The largest source of fees in this revenue category has historically been interest rate swap fees related to commercial loan relationships.  Bank Mutual mitigates the interest rate risk associated with certain of its loan relationships by executing interest rate swaps, the accounting for which results in the recognition of a certain amount of fee income at the time the swap contracts are executed.  The decrease in loan-related fees in the 2017 periods was primarily due to reduced originations of multi-family, commercial real estate, and construction loans, which are the types of loans that generate most of Bank Mutual’s interest rate swap fees.  Management anticipates that originations of these types of loans will remain lower during the remainder of 2017.

During the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017, Bank Mutual recorded $56,000 and $325,000 in gains on the disposition of real estate that it held for investment purposes, respectively.  This compared to $12,000 in both the three- and nine-month periods of the prior year.  Bank Mutual continues to actively market certain of the properties that it holds for investment purposes.  There can be no assurances that Bank Mutual will be able to sell such properties for gains or that gains or losses on such sales, if any, will not fluctuate considerably from period to period.

In the third quarter of 2017 Bank Mutual completed the sale of five retail branch offices to another financial institution, which included $46.1 million in deposits and $13.0 million in loans associated with the offices.  Bank Mutual recorded a loss of $197,000 on this transaction.  In addition, during the nine months ended September 30, 2017, Bank Mutual also recorded $187,000 in one-time costs related to this transaction, as well as its decision to consolidate two other retail branch offices into other offices earlier in the year.  These costs consisted primarily of asset disposition costs, employment severance costs, data processing costs, and professional fees. 

Compensation-related expenses increased by $167,000 or 1.6% and $1.4 million or 4.4% during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2016.  These increases were due in part to normal annual merit increases granted to most employees at the beginning of 2017.  Also contributing were certain signing bonuses and commission guarantees that Bank Mutual paid to a team of four experienced residential loan originators that it recruited from another financial institution earlier in the year.  Finally, contributing to a lesser degree was higher share-based compensation and employer 401k contributions in the 2017 periods compared to the same periods in the prior year.   These developments were partially offset in the third quarter of 2017 by reduced compensation and related costs from the aforementioned sale of five retail banking offices, as well as the consolidation of two other retail banking offices earlier in the year.

Occupancy, equipment, and data processing expenses increased by $111,000 or 3.3% and $524,000 or 5.2% during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2016.  These increases were primarily caused by increased data processing, software, and equipment costs associated with various initiatives undertaken by Bank Mutual in recent periods.   These developments were partially offset in the third quarter of 2017 by reduced occupancy, equipment, and data processing costs from the aforementioned sale of five retail banking offices, as well as the consolidation of two other retail banking offices earlier in the year.

Advertising and marketing-related expense was $535,000 and $1.8 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively, compared to $737,000 and $2.3 million during the same periods in 2016.  Management anticipates that spending on advertising and marketing-related expenses during the full year 2017 will be about 10 to 20% lower than it was in 2016.  However, this outcome depends on future management decisions and there can be no assurances.

Net losses and expenses on foreclosed real estate were $15,000 and $169,000 during the three-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.  Net losses and expenses during the nine-month periods ended as of those same dates were $286,000 and $80,000.   In general, Bank Mutual has experienced only modest gains, losses, and expenses on foreclosed real estate in recent periods due to relatively low levels of foreclosed properties and improved market conditions.  

During the three months ended September 30, 2017, Bank Mutual recorded $1.3 million in expenses related to its pending merger with Associated.  These expenses consisted primarily of professional advisory, consulting, and legal fees. 

Other non-interest expense was $2.2 million in the third quarter of 2017 compared to $2.3 million in the same quarter of last year.   In a year-to-date comparison, these expenses were $6.4 million in 2017 compared to $7.0 million in 2016. The 2016 quarter and year-to-date periods included $134,000 and $341,000, respectively, in prepayment penalties related to the early retirement of certain fixed-rate advances from the FHLB of Chicago in those periods.  Other non-interest expense also declined slightly in the 2017 periods due in part to lower ATM and card processing charges compared to the same periods in 2016. 

Income tax expense was $2.3 million and $2.5 million during the third quarters of 2017 and 2016, respectively, and was $6.5 million and $7.4 million during the year-to-date periods in 2017 and 2016, respectively.  The effective tax rates (“ETRs”) for the quarter periods were 36.9% and 35.8%, respectively, and for the year-to-date periods were 35.7% and 36.5%, respectively.  Bank Mutual’s ETR will vary from period to period because of certain tax deductions related to the impact of non-taxable revenue items, such as earnings from BOLI and tax-exempt interest income, as well as the impact of vesting of restricted stock grants and exercises of certain stock options by employees and directors.

Bank Mutual’s total assets increased by $45.2 million or 1.7% during the nine months ended September 30, 2017.  During this period a $59.8 million increase in deposit liabilities and a $25.7 million increase in advance payments for taxes and insurance funded a $41.9 million increase in loans receivable, a $13.0 million increase in aggregate mortgage-related securities, and a $31.1 million decrease in borrowings.  Bank Mutual’s total shareholders’ equity was $292.4 million at September 30, 2017, compared to $286.6 million at December 31, 2016.
       
Bank Mutual’s loans receivable increased by $41.9 million or 2.2% during the nine months ended September 30, 2017.  During this period increases in multi-family loans, commercial and industrial loans, and one- to four-family permanent loans were partially offset by a decline in commercial real estate loans, construction loans (net of the undisbursed portion), and home equity and other consumer loans.  The loan portfolio is subject to economic, market, competitive, and regulatory factors outside of Bank Mutual’s control and there can be no assurances that expected loan growth will continue or that total loans will not decrease in future periods.

Bank Mutual’s deposit liabilities increased by $59.8 million or 3.2% during the nine months ended September 30, 2017.  This increase was primarily the result of a $100.0 million increase in brokered certificates of deposits that were drawn by Bank Mutual during the period as an alternative funding source to borrowing from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago.  This source of funds was also used to fund the aforementioned purchase and assumption of $46.1 million in deposit liabilities by another financial institution that was closed in the third quarter of 2017.  

Bank Mutual’s shareholders’ equity was $292.4 million at September 30, 2017, compared to $286.6 million at December 31, 2016.  This increase was primarily due to $11.7 million in net income that was partially offset by $7.6 million in regular cash dividends.  Also contributing to the increase was periodic amortization related to share-based compensation and the issuance of treasury shares on stock option exercises.  The book value of Bank Mutual’s common stock was $6.36 per share at September 30, 2017, compared to $6.27 at December 31, 2016.     

Bank Mutual’s non-performing loans were $8.0 million or 0.41% of loans receivable as of September 30, 2017, compared to $8.2 million or 0.42% of loans receivable as of December 31, 2016.  Non-performing assets, which includes non-performing loans, were $8.9 million or 0.33% of total assets and $11.2 million or 0.42% of total assets as of these same dates, respectively.   Non-performing assets are classified as “substandard” in accordance with Bank Mutual’s internal risk rating policy.  In addition to non-performing assets, at September 30, 2017, management was closely monitoring $65.2 million in additional loans that were classified as either “special mention” or “substandard” in accordance with Bank Mutual’s internal risk rating policy.  This amount compared to $68.6 million at December 31, 2016.  As of September 30, 2017, most of Bank Mutual’s additional classified loans were secured by commercial real estate, multi-family real estate, land, and certain commercial business assets.  Management does not believe any of these loans were impaired as of September 30, 2017, although there can be no assurances that the loans will not become impaired in future periods. 

Trends in the credit quality of Bank Mutual’s loan portfolio are subject to many factors that are outside of Bank Mutual’s control, such as economic and market conditions.  As such, there can be no assurances that there will not be significant fluctuations in Bank Mutual’s non-performing assets and/or classified loans in future periods or that there will not be significant variability in Bank Mutual’s provision for loan losses from period to period. 

Bank Mutual’s allowance for loan losses was $21.3 million or 1.07% of total loans at September 30, 2017, compared to $19.9 million or 1.03% of total loans at December 31, 2016.  As a percent of non-performing loans, Bank Mutual’s allowance for loan losses was 265.2% at September 30, 2017, compared to 242.5% at December 31, 2016.  Management believes the allowance for loan losses at September 30, 2017, was adequate to cover probable and estimable losses in Bank Mutual’s loan portfolio as of that date.  However, future increases to the allowance may be necessary and results of operations could be adversely affected if future conditions differ from the assumptions used by management to determine the allowance for loan losses as of the end of the period. 

Bank Mutual Corporation’s stock is quoted on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker BKMU.  As of September 30, 2017, its subsidiary bank operated 57 banking locations in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota. 

/EIN News/ -- Cautionary Statements        

This release contains or incorporates by reference various forward-looking statements concerning Bank Mutual's prospects that are based on the current expectations and beliefs of management.  Forward-looking statements may contain, and are intended to be identified by, words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “objective,” “projection,” “intend,” “optimistic,” and similar expressions; the use of verbs in the future tense and discussions of periods after the date on which this report is issued are also forward-looking statements.  The statements contained herein and such future statements involve or may involve certain assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Bank Mutual's control, that could cause Bank Mutual's actual results and performance to differ materially from what is stated or expected.  In addition to the assumptions and other factors referenced specifically in connection with such statements, the following factors could impact the business and financial prospects of Bank Mutual:  the possibility that the proposed merger with Associated may not be completed in a timely manner or at all; general economic conditions, including volatility in credit, lending, and financial markets; weakness and declines in the real estate market, which could affect both collateral values and loan activity; periods of relatively high unemployment or economic weakness and other factors which could affect borrowers’ ability to repay their loans; negative developments affecting particular borrowers, which could further adversely impact loan repayments and collection; legislative and regulatory initiatives and changes, including action taken, or that may be taken, in response to difficulties in financial markets and/or which could negatively affect the rights of creditors; monetary and fiscal policies of the federal government; the effects of further regulation and consolidation within the financial services industry; regulatory actions either generally or specifically related to Bank Mutual associated with safety and soundness, compliance, loan concentrations, or technology concerns that could restrict Bank Mutual’s freedom of operations; regulators’ strict expectations for financial institutions’ capital levels and restrictions imposed on institutions, as to payments of dividends, share repurchases, or otherwise, to maintain or achieve those levels; recent, pending, and/or potential rulemaking or various federal regulatory agencies that could affect Bank Mutual or the Bank; increased competition and/or disintermediation within the financial services industry; changes in tax rates, deductions and/or policies; potential further changes in FDIC premiums and other governmental assessments; changes in deposit flows; changes in the cost of funds; fluctuations in general market rates of interest and/or yields or rates on competing loans, investments, and sources of funds; demand for loan or deposit products; illiquidity of financial markets and other negative developments affecting particular investment and mortgage-related securities, which could adversely impact the fair value of and/or cash flows from such securities; changes in customers’ demand for other financial services; Bank Mutual’s potential inability to carry out business plans or strategies; changes in accounting policies or guidelines; natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or developments in the war on terrorism or other global conflicts; the risk of failures in computer or other technology systems or data maintenance, or breaches of security relating to such systems; and the factors discussed in Bank Mutual’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly under Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” of Bank Mutual’s 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K, under the caption “Forward Looking Statements” in Bank Mutual’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 20, 2017, and under the caption “Risk Factors” in Bank Mutual’s Schedule 14A, “Definitive Proxy Statement,” filed on September 15, 2017.

 
 
 Bank Mutual Corporation and Subsidiaries 
 Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition 
 (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)   
    September 30   December 31
      2017       2016  
 ASSETS         
Cash and due from banks   $ 27,695     $ 31,284  
Interest-earning deposits     27,837       18,803  
Cash and cash equivalents     55,532       50,087  
Mortgage-related securities available-for-sale, at fair value     386,481       371,880  
Mortgage-related securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost        
(fair value of $92,561 in 2017 and $94,266 in 2016)     91,617       93,234  
Loans held-for-sale     4,026       5,952  
Loans receivable (net of allowance for loan losses of $21,326        
in 2017 and $19,940 in 2016)     1,984,823       1,942,907  
Mortgage servicing rights, net     6,278       6,569  
Other assets     164,917       177,895  
         
Total assets   $ 2,693,674     $ 2,648,524  
         
 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY         
Liabilities:        
Deposit liabilities   $ 1,924,552     $ 1,864,730  
Borrowings     408,022       439,150  
Advance payments by borrowers for taxes and insurance     30,458       4,770  
Other liabilities     38,292       53,233  
Total liabilities     2,401,324       2,361,883  
Equity:        
Preferred stock - $0.01 par value:        
Authorized - 20,000,000 shares in 2017 and 2016        
Issued and outstanding - none in 2017 and 2016     -       -  
Common stock - $0.01 par value:        
Authorized - 200,000,000 shares in 2017 and 2016        
Issued - 78,783,849 shares in 2017 and 2016        
Outstanding - 45,938,464 shares in 2017 and 45,691,790 in 2016     788       788  
Additional paid-in capital     483,592       484,940  
Retained earnings     175,731       171,633  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (11,234 )     (11,139 )
Treasury stock - 32,845,385 shares in 2017 and 33,092,059 in 2016     (356,527 )     (359,581 )
Total shareholders' equity     292,350       286,641  
         
Total liabilities and equity   $ 2,693,674     $ 2,648,524  
         
         


 Bank Mutual Corporation and Subsidiaries 
 Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income 
 (Dollars in thousands, except per share data) 
     Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended 
     September 30     September 30 
    2017   2016   2017   2016
Interest income:                
Loans   $ 20,557     $ 18,209   $ 58,725     $ 52,505
Mortgage-related securities     2,483       3,139     7,503       9,122
Investment securities     163       117     452       338
Interest-earning deposits     25       5     52       23
Total interest income     23,228       21,470     66,732       61,988
Interest expense:                
Deposits     1,773       1,468     4,770       4,319
Borrowings     1,767       1,290     4,679       3,790
Advance payment by borrowers for taxes and insurance     -       -     1       1
Total interest expense     3,540       2,758     9,450       8,110
Net interest income     19,688       18,712     57,282       53,878
Provision for loan losses     472       1,395     1,552       1,986
Net interest income after provision for loan losses     19,216       17,317     55,730       51,892
Non-interest income:                
Deposit-related fees and charges     2,935       2,991     8,492       8,685
Mortgage banking revenue, net     788       1,354     2,401       3,321
Brokerage, advisory, and insurance revenue     824       816     2,362       2,529
Loan-related fees     381       1,136     1,483       4,001
Income from bank-owned life insurance ("BOLI")     442       460     1,317       1,387
Gain on real estate held for investment     56       12     325       12
Net loss on sale of retail branch offices, loans, and deposits     (197 )     -     (197 )     -
Other non-interest income     26       98     181       186
Total non-interest income     5,255       6,867     16,364       20,121
Non-interest expense:                
Compensation, payroll taxes, and other employee benefits     10,619       10,452     32,521       31,155
Occupancy, equipment, and data processing costs     3,428       3,317     10,657       10,133
Advertising and marketing     535       737     1,829       2,292
Federal deposit insurance premiums     350       273     1,029       1,078
Losses and expenses on foreclosed real estate, net     15       169     286       80
Merger-related expenses     1,263       -     1,263       -
Other non-interest expense     2,169       2,298     6,350       6,993
Total non-interest expense     18,379       17,246     53,935       51,731
Income before income tax expense     6,092       6,938     18,159       20,282
Income tax expense     2,250       2,484     6,485       7,406
Net income   $ 3,842     $ 4,454   $ 11,674     $ 12,876
                 
Per share data:                
Earnings per share-basic   $ 0.08     $ 0.10   $ 0.25     $ 0.28
Earnings per share-diluted   $ 0.08     $ 0.10   $ 0.25     $ 0.28
Cash dividends paid   $ 0.055     $ 0.055   $ 0.165     $ 0.160
                 
                 


 Bank Mutual Corporation and Subsidiaries 
 
 Unaudited Supplemental Financial Information 
 
 (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts and ratios) 
 
                   
     Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended   
     September 30     September 30   
Loan Originations and Sales   2017   2016   2017   2016  
Loans originated for portfolio:                  
Commercial loans:                  
Commercial and industrial   $ 24,019     $ 35,405     $ 66,296     $ 56,637    
Commercial real estate     81       27,877       9,405       73,579    
Multi-family     14,416       7,801       37,883       118,968    
Construction and development     68,450       101,322       110,973       185,424    
Total commercial loans     106,966       172,405       224,557       434,608    
Retail loans:                  
One- to four-family first mortgages     33,262       39,760       96,457       81,944    
Home equity     11,693       8,919       27,931       24,261    
Other consumer     351       528       1,050       1,665    
Total retail loans     45,306       49,207       125,438       107,870    
Total loans originated for portfolio   $ 152,272     $ 221,612     $ 349,995     $ 542,478    
                   
Mortgage loans originated for sale   $ 22,950     $ 47,952     $ 64,532     $ 112,500    
                   
Mortgage loan sales   $ 24,176     $ 45,407     $ 66,577     $ 107,989    
                   
                   
     September 30    December 31          
Loan Portfolio Analysis   2017   2016          
Commercial loans:                  
Commercial and industrial   $ 272,283     $ 241,689            
Commercial real estate     359,168       375,459            
Multi-family real estate     569,739       506,136            
Construction and development loans:                  
Commercial real estate     27,229       34,125            
Multi-family real estate     219,568       328,186            
Land and land development     10,077       12,484            
Total construction and development     256,874       374,795            
Total commercial loans     1,458,064       1,498,079            
Retail loans:                  
One- to four-family first mortgages                  
Permanent     460,907       457,014            
Construction     54,686       42,961            
Total one- to four-family first mortgages     515,593       499,975            
Home equity loans:                  
Fixed term home equity     96,009       105,544            
Home equity lines of credit     63,898       70,043            
Total home equity loans     159,907       175,587            
Other consumer loans:                  
Student     5,995       6,810            
Other     10,724       11,373            
Total consumer loans     16,719       18,183            
Total retail loans     692,219       693,745            
Gross loans receivable     2,150,283       2,191,824            
Undisbursed loan proceeds     (142,824 )     (227,537 )          
Allowance for loan losses     (21,326 )     (19,940 )          
Deferred fees and costs, net     (1,310 )     (1,440 )          
Total loans receivable, net   $ 1,984,823     $ 1,942,907            
                   
Loans serviced for others   $ 957,819     $ 996,985            
                   
                   
 Bank Mutual Corporation and Subsidiaries   
 Unaudited Supplemental Financial Information (continued)   
 (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts and ratios)   
                   
    September 30   December 31          
Non-Performing Loans and Assets   2017     2016          
Non-accrual commercial loans:                  
Commercial and industrial   $ 403     $ 989            
Commercial real estate     4,129       2,839            
Multi-family     257       274            
Construction and development     501       148            
Total commercial loans     5,290       4,250            
Non-accrual retail loans:                  
One- to four-family first mortgages     2,291       3,191            
Home equity     169       442            
Other consumer     62       46            
Total non-accrual retail loans     2,522       3,679            
Total non-accrual loans     7,812       7,929            
Accruing loans delinquent 90 days or more     231       295            
Total non-performing loans     8,043       8,224            
Foreclosed real estate and repossessed assets     845       2,943            
Total non-performing assets   $ 8,888     $ 11,167            
Non-performing loans to loans receivable, net     0.41 %     0.42 %          
Non-performing assets to total assets     0.33 %     0.42 %          
                   
    September 30   December 31          
Special Mention and Substandard Loans   2017   2016          
(includes all non-performing loans, above)                  
Commercial loans:                  
Commercial and industrial   $ 25,493     $ 16,377            
Commercial real estate     30,489       41,394            
Multi-family     11,468       11,699            
Construction and development     1,001       1,355            
Total commercial loans     68,451       70,825            
Retail loans:                  
One- to four-family first mortgages     4,593       5,549            
Home equity     168       442            
Other consumer     62       46            
Total retail loans     4,823       6,037            
Total   $ 73,274     $ 76,862            
                   
     Nine Months Ended           
     September 30           
Activity in Allowance for Loan Losses   2017   2016          
Balance at the beginning of the period   $ 19,940     $ 17,641            
Provision for (recovery of) loan losses     1,552       1,986            
Charge-offs:                  
Commercial and industrial     (31 )     -            
Commercial real estate     -       (179 )          
Multi-family     -       -            
Construction and development     -       -            
One- to four-family first mortgages     (55 )     (84 )          
Home equity     (17 )     (35 )          
Other consumer     (278 )     (299 )          
Total charge-offs     (381 )     (597 )          
Recoveries:                  
Commercial and industrial     -       5            
Commercial real estate     13       28            
Multi-family     32       30            
Construction and development     -       -            
One- to four-family first mortgages     67       42            
Home equity     52       15            
Other consumer     51       52            
Total recoveries     215       172            
Net charge-offs     (166 )     (425 )          
Balance at end of period   $ 21,326     $ 19,202            
Net charge-offs to average loans, annualized     0.01 %     0.03 %          
                   
                   
    September 30   December 31          
Allowance Ratios   2017   2016          
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans   265.15 %     242.46 %          
Allowance for loan losses to total loans     1.07 %     1.03 %          
                   
   
 Bank Mutual Corporation and Subsidiaries 
 
 Unaudited Supplemental Financial Information (continued) 
 
 (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts and ratios) 
 
                   
    September 30   December 31          
Deposit Liabilities Analysis   2017   2016          
Non-interest-bearing checking   $ 305,565     $ 309,137            
Interest-bearing checking     240,650       238,142            
Savings accounts     238,409       234,038            
Money market accounts     529,871       558,905            
Certificates of deposit     610,057       524,508            
Total deposit liabilities   $ 1,924,552     $ 1,864,730            
                   
                   
     Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended   
     September 30     September 30   
Selected Operating Ratios     2017       2016       2017       2016    
Net interest margin (1)     3.12 %     3.08 %     3.07 %     3.03 %  
Net interest rate spread     2.99 %     2.98 %     2.94 %     2.94 %  
Return on average assets     0.57 %     0.68 %     0.58 %     0.67 %  
Return on average shareholders' equity     5.27 %     6.20 %     5.37 %     6.02 %  
Efficiency ratio (2)     68.23 %     67.45 %     71.65 %     69.92 %  
Non-interest expense as a percent of average assets   2.72 %     2.61 %     2.69 %     2.68 %  
Shareholders' equity to total assets at end of period   10.85 %     10.89 %     10.85 %     10.89 %  
(1) Net interest margin is determined by dividing net interest income by average earning assets for the periods indicated.  
(2) Efficiency ratio is determined by dividing non-interest expense excluding merger-related expenses by the sum of net interest   
income, and non-interest income excluding gains on real estate held for investment and loss on sale of retail branch offices,  
 loans, and deposits for the periods indicated.  
   
     Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended   
     September 30     September 30   
Other Information     2017       2016       2017       2016    
Average earning assets   $ 2,527,039     $ 2,433,064     $ 2,490,873     $ 2,368,381    
Average assets     2,704,454       2,638,532       2,677,828       2,571,446    
Average interest bearing liabilities     2,042,393       2,015,457       2,010,583       1,970,014    
Average shareholders' equity     291,813       287,564       289,934       285,040    
Weighted average number of shares outstanding:                  
As used in basic earnings per share     45,562,065       45,239,567       45,538,127       45,188,990    
As used in diluted earnings per share     46,065,050       45,664,849       46,053,626       45,630,918    
                   
    September 30   December 31          
      2017       2016            
Number of shares outstanding (net of treasury shares)   45,938,464       45,691,790            
Book value per share   $ 6.36     $ 6.27            
                   

CONTACTS: 
Bank Mutual Corporation

David A. Baumgarten
President and Chief Executive Officer
or
Michael W. Dosland
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(414) 354-1500