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Northfield Bancorp, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2016 Results

/EIN News/ -- NOTABLE ITEMS FOR THE QUARTER INCLUDE:

  • DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE INCREASED MORE THAN 45% OVER THE COMPARABLE PRIOR YEAR QUARTER 
  • NET INTEREST INCOME INCREASED $5.7 MILLION OR 27.6% OVER THE COMPARABLE PRIOR YEAR QUARTER
  • NET INTEREST MARGIN EXPANDED 19 BASIS POINTS TO 2.98% FOR THE QUARTER ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2016, FROM 2.79% FOR THE QUARTER ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 
  • ASSET QUALITY REMAINS STRONG WITH NONPERFORMING ASSETS TO TOTAL ASSETS AT 0.28% 
  • CAPITAL REMAINS STRONG AT 16.4% 
  • CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.08 PER SHARE OF COMMON STOCK DECLARED PAYABLE NOVEMBER 23, 2016 TO STOCKHOLDERS OF RECORD AS OF NOVEMBER 9, 2016

WOODBRIDGE, N.J., Oct. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC. (Nasdaq:NFBK), the holding company for Northfield Bank, reported diluted earnings per common share of $0.16 and $0.39 for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2016, respectively, compared to diluted earnings per common share of $0.11 and $0.32 for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2015, respectively.  Earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, reflect merger-related expenses associated with the acquisition of Hopewell Valley Community Bank (Hopewell Valley) of approximately $2.4 million, net of tax, or $0.05 per basic and diluted share.  Earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, reflected a tax charge of $795,000, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, related to the write-down of deferred tax assets as a result of New York City tax reforms enacted in April 2015, and merger-related expenses associated with the Hopewell Valley acquisition of $437,000, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share.  

John W. Alexander, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Momentum continued in the third quarter with earnings increasing 6.7% over the second quarter of 2016.  Diluted earnings per share increased to $0.16 per share, primarily as a result of an increase in our earning assets and the reduction of the cost of our interest bearing liabilities.  Loan originations continue at a slower pace than anticipated as a result of fierce competition for quality loans.  To make up for reduced originations, we purchased approximately $82.2 million of multifamily loans in the quarter ended September 30, 2016, with commercial real estate loans totaling approximately 370% of capital.”  

Mr. Alexander further noted, “I am pleased to announce the declaration of an $0.08 per common share dividend by the Board of Directors.  This dividend will be payable on November 23, 2016, to stockholders of record on November 9, 2016.”

Results of Operations

Comparison of Operating Results for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015

Net income was $17.9 million and $14.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, and September 30, 2015, respectively.  Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, included merger-related expenses of $3.9 million ($2.4 million after tax) associated with the acquisition of Hopewell Valley, which was completed on January 8, 2016.  Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, included a tax charge of $795,000 related to the write-down of deferred tax assets as a result of New York City tax reforms enacted in April 2015, and merger-related charges of $437,000 associated with Hopewell Valley.  Significant variances from the comparable prior year period are as follows: a $15.8 million increase in net interest income, a $117,000 decrease in the provision for loan losses, a $1.7 million increase in non-interest income, a $12.7 million increase in non-interest expense, and an $881,000 increase in income tax expense. 

Net interest income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, increased $15.8 million, or 25.9%, to $76.6 million, from $60.8 million for the same prior year period, primarily due to a $555.0 million, or 19.3%, increase in our average interest-earning assets and a 16 basis point increase in our net interest margin to 2.99%.  The increase in average interest-earning assets was due primarily to increases in average loans outstanding of $652.8 million, partially offset by a decrease in average mortgage-backed securities of $107.0 million.  The increase in average loans was largely due to $342.6 million of loans added through the Hopewell Valley acquisition, $158.1 million in loan pool purchases of primarily multifamily loans, and to a lesser extent, originated loan growth.  The nine months ended September 30, 2016 included loan prepayment income of $1.4 million as compared to $1.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.  Yields earned on interest-earning assets increased 11 basis points to 3.62% for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, from 3.51% for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.  The cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased seven basis points to 0.81% for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 as compared to 0.88% for the comparable prior year period.

The provision for loan losses decreased by $117,000 to $355,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, from $472,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, primarily due to an improvement in asset quality, including declines in non-performing and delinquent loans.  Acquired loans, including those acquired from Hopewell Valley, are valued at estimated fair value on the date of acquisition, with no initial related allowance for loan losses.  Net charge-offs were $785,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, compared to net charge-offs of $1.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.  Net charge-offs in the nine months ended September 30, 2015, were primarily related to five previously impaired loans to one borrower that were restructured during the first quarter of 2015 and subsequently sold in the fourth quarter of 2015.  These loans had existing specific reserves associated with them that adequately covered the charge-offs, resulting in no material effect on the provision for loan losses for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Non-interest income increased $1.7 million, or 28.6%, to $7.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, from $5.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, primarily due to increases in fees and service charges for customers of $679,000, income on bank owned life insurance of $172,000, and gains on securities transactions, net, of $946,000.  These increases were partially offset by a decrease in other income of $144,000, primarily related to a realized gain on the sale of an other real estate owned property (OREO) during the nine months ended September 30, 2015.  Securities gains, net, in the nine months ended September 30, 2016, included gains of $389,000 related to the Company’s trading portfolio, while the comparative 2015 period included losses of $390,000 related to the Company’s trading portfolio.  The trading portfolio is utilized to fund the Company’s deferred compensation obligation to certain employees and directors of the Company's deferred compensation plan (the Plan).  The participants of this Plan, at their election, defer a portion of their compensation. Gains and losses on trading securities have no effect on net income since participants benefit from, and bear the full risk of, changes in the trading securities market values. Therefore, the Company records an equal and offsetting amount in compensation expense, reflecting the change in the Company’s obligations under the Plan.

Non-interest expense increased $12.7 million, or 29.1%, to $56.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, from $43.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, primarily due to: (1) an $8.4 million increase in compensation and employee benefits largely driven by increased salary and benefit expenses attributable to the addition of Hopewell Valley employees and general merit-related salary increases effective January 1, 2016, charges of $2.3 million related to severance, retention, and change-in-control compensation associated with the Hopewell Valley acquisition, and an increase in stock compensation expense related to the 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (2014 EIP); (2) a $992,000 increase in occupancy expense due to the addition of nine Hopewell Valley branches; (3) a $2.1 million increase in data processing costs, of which approximately $1.1 million was due to conversion costs associated with the Hopewell Valley acquisition; (4) an increase in professional fees of $375,000, primarily related to the Hopewell Valley acquisition; and (5) an $835,000 increase in other expense, largely due to an increase in Directors’ equity awards associated with the 2014 EIP, and increases in core deposit premium amortization and general office expenses related to the Hopewell Valley acquisition. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in OREO expenses. 

The Company recorded income tax expense of $9.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, compared to $8.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.  The effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, was 34.4% compared to 37.9% for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.  Income tax expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, included a deferred tax asset write-down of $795,000 related to New York City tax reforms enacted in April 2015 and $437,000 in non-deductible merger-related expenses. 

Comparison of Operating Results for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2016 and 2015

Net income was $7.3 million and $4.7 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2016, and September 30, 2015, respectively.  Significant variances from the comparable prior year period are as follows: a $5.7 million increase in net interest income, a $1.0 million increase in non-interest income, a $2.5 million increase in non-interest expense, and a $1.3 million increase in income tax expense. 

Net interest income for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, increased $5.7 million, or 27.6%, primarily due to a $577.7 million, or 19.7%, increase in our average interest-earning assets and a 19 basis point increase in our net interest margin to 2.98%.  The increase in average interest-earning assets was primarily attributable to an increase in average loans outstanding of $635.0 million and an increase in other securities of $22.3 million, partially offset by a decrease in average mortgage-backed securities of $86.8 million.  The increase in average loans was primarily due to $342.6 million of loans added through the Hopewell Valley acquisition, $158.1 million in loan pool purchases of primarily multifamily loans, and to a lesser extent, originated loan growth.  The quarter ended September 30, 2016 included loan prepayment income of $459,000 as compared to $489,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.  Yields earned on interest-earning assets increased 11 basis points to 3.58% for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, from 3.47% for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.  The cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased nine basis points to 0.78% for the current quarter as compared to 0.87% for the comparable prior year quarter.

The provision for loan losses increased by $272,000 to $472,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, from $200,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, primarily due to loan growth and higher net charge-offs during the quarter ended September 30, 2016.  Net charge-offs were $449,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, compared to net charge-offs of $61,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.  Acquired loans, including those acquired from Hopewell Valley, were valued at estimated fair value on the date of acquisition, with no initial related allowance for loan losses.  

Non-interest income increased $1.0 million, or 60.1%, to $2.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, from $1.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, primarily due to increases in fees and service charges for customers of $208,000, and gains on securities transactions, net, of $750,000.  Securities gains, net, in the quarter ended September 30, 2016, included gains of $344,000 related to the Company’s trading portfolio described above, while the comparative 2015 quarter included losses of $401,000 related to the Company’s trading portfolio.

Non-interest expense increased $2.5 million, or 17.0%, to $17.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, from $14.8 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, due primarily to: (1) a $2.3 million increase in compensation and employee benefits due to the addition of Hopewell Valley employees and general merit-related salary increases effective January 1, 2016; (2) a $304,000 increase in occupancy costs associated with the addition of nine Hopewell Valley branches; (3) a $793,000 increase in data processing costs of which $477,000 relate to contract termination and other conversion costs associated with the Hopewell Valley acquisition; and (4) a $488,000 decrease in other expenses, primarily due to lower Directors’ equity awards expense.

The Company recorded income tax expense of $3.8 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, compared to $2.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.  The effective tax rate for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, was 34.2% compared to 35.0% for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.  The quarter ended September 30, 2015 included $437,000 in non-deductible merger-related expenses. 

Comparison of Operating Results for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2016, and June 30, 2016

Net income was $7.3 million and $7.0 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2016, and June 30, 2016, respectively.  Significant variances from the prior quarter are as follows: a $610,000 increase in net interest income, a $134,000 increase in non-interest income, a $117,000 decrease in non-interest expense, and a $101,000 increase in income tax expense. 

Net interest income for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, increased $610,000, or 2.4%, due primarily to a $67.8 million, or 2.0%, increase in our average interest-earning assets, partially offset by a two basis point decline in our net interest margin to 2.98% for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, from 3.00% for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.  The increase in average interest-earning assets was primarily attributable to an increase in average loans outstanding of $89.4 million, partially offset by a decrease in average mortgage-backed securities of $27.3 million.  The September 30, 2016 quarter included loan prepayment income of $459,000 as compared to $691,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.  Yields earned on interest-earning assets decreased seven basis points to 3.58% for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, from 3.65% for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, while the cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased five basis points to 0.78% for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 from 0.83% for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.

The provision for loan losses increased by $458,000 to $472,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, from $14,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.  The increase in the provision for loan losses was primarily due to loan growth and an increase in net charge-offs.  Net charge-offs were $449,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, compared to net charge-offs of $75,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. 

Non-interest income increased $134,000, or 5.2%, to $2.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, from $2.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, primarily due to a $115,000 increase in gains on securities transactions, net.  

Non-interest expense remained stable at $17.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, compared to $17.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.

The Company recorded income tax expense of $3.8 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, compared to $3.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.  The effective tax rate for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, was 34.2%, as compared to 34.5% for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.

Financial Condition

Total assets increased $582.0 million, or 18.2%, to $3.78 billion at September 30, 2016, from $3.20 billion at December 31, 2015, primarily due to an increase in loans held-for-investment, net, of $542.5 million and an increase in goodwill of $22.3 million associated with the acquisition of Hopewell Valley.

Loans held-for-investment, net, increased $542.5 million to $2.92 billion at September 30, 2016, from $2.37 billion at December 31, 2015, primarily due to the addition of $342.6 million of loans acquired from Hopewell Valley and two loan pool purchases totaling $158.1 million which consisted primarily of multifamily loans.

As of September 30, 2016, we estimate our non-owner occupied commercial real estate concentration (as defined by regulatory guidance issued in 2006) to total risk-based capital was approximately 370%.  Management believes that Northfield Bank (the Bank) has implemented appropriate risk management practices including risk assessments, board approved underwriting policies and related procedures, monitoring bank portfolio performance, market analysis (economic and real estate) and stress testing of the Bank’s commercial real estate portfolio under severe adverse economic conditions.  Although management believes the Bank has implemented appropriate policies and procedures to manage our commercial real estate concentration risk, the Bank’s regulators could require us to implement additional policies and procedures or could require us to maintain higher levels of regulatory capital, which might adversely affect our loan originations, ability to pay dividends, and profitability.

Originated loans held-for-investment, net, totaled $2.07 billion at September 30, 2016, as compared to $1.93 billion at December 31, 2015.  The increase was primarily due to an increase in multifamily real estate loans of $120.2 million, or 9.1%.  The following table details our multifamily real estate originations for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 (dollars in thousands): 

For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016
Originations   Weighted Average
Interest Rate
  Weighted Average
Loan-to-Value Ratio
  Weighted Average
Months to Next Rate
Change or Maturity for
Fixed Rate Loans
  (F)ixed or (V)ariable   Amortization Term
$ 219,975       3.42 %     63 %   81   V   30 Years
7,075       3.66 %     41 %   131   F   7- 15 Years
$ 227,050       3.43 %     62 %            
                     
For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015
Originations   Weighted Average
Interest Rate
  Weighted Average
Loan-to-Value Ratio
  Weighted Average
Months to Next Rate
Change or Maturity for
Fixed Rate Loans
  (F)ixed or (V)ariable   Amortization Term
$ 315,059       3.37 %     65 %   76   V   30 Years
2,829       4.14 %     24 %   180   F   15 Years
$ 317,888       3.38 %     64 %            

Acquired loans increased by $404.6 million to $813.6 million at September 30, 2016, from $409.0 million at December 31, 2015, due to $342.6 million of loans acquired from Hopewell Valley, and two loan pool purchases totaling approximately $158.1 million, which consisted primarily of multifamily loans, partially offset by paydowns.  The following table provides the details of the loans purchased during the nine months ended September 30, 2016 (dollars in thousands):

Purchases   Weighted Average
Interest Rate
  Weighted Average
Loan-to-Value Ratio
  Weighted Average
Months to Next Rate
Change or Maturity for
Fixed Rate Loans
  (F)ixed or (V)ariable   Amortization Term
$ 27,415       3.98 %     30 %   120   F   30 Years
48,445       2.95 %     53 %   46   V   30 Years
82,242       2.93 %     49 %   33   V   30 Years
$ 158,102       3.12 %     47 %            

Purchased credit-impaired (PCI) loans totaled $32.8 million at September 30, 2016, as compared to $33.1 million at December 31, 2015, and includes $4.9 million of PCI loans acquired as part of the Hopewell Valley acquisition.  The remaining $27.9 million of PCI loans were primarily acquired as part of a transaction with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  The Company accreted interest income of $4.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, compared to $3.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

The Company’s available-for-sale securities portfolio totaled $548.4 million at September 30, 2016, compared to $541.6 million at December 31, 2015. At September 30, 2016, $497.7 million of the portfolio consisted of residential mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or Ginnie Mae.  In addition, the Company held $46.1 million in corporate bonds, all of which were considered investment grade at September 30, 2016, and other securities of $4.6 million (including $1.1 million of equity investments in money market mutual funds).

Total liabilities increased $521.3 million, or 19.7%, to $3.16 billion at September 30, 2016, from $2.64 billion at December 31, 2015.  The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in deposits of $576.1 million, partially offset by decreases in securities sold under agreements to repurchase of $51.0 million and other borrowings of $12.7 million due to a shift in our balance sheet funding strategy.  The increase in deposits was primarily due to $456.2 million of deposits acquired from Hopewell Valley.

Deposits increased $576.1 million, or 28.1%, to $2.63 billion at September 30, 2016, as compared to $2.05 billion at December 31, 2015.  The increase was attributable to increases of $54.2 million in certificates of deposit accounts, $43.4 million in savings accounts, $203.7 million in money market accounts, and $274.8 million in transaction accounts.  

Borrowings and securities sold under agreements to repurchase decreased by $63.7 million, or 11.4%, to $494.4 million at September 30, 2016, from $558.1 million at December 31, 2015.  Management utilizes borrowings to mitigate interest rate risk, for short-term liquidity, and to a lesser extent as part of leverage strategies.  The following is a table of term borrowing maturities (excluding capitalized leases and overnight borrowings) and the weighted average rate by year at September 30, 2016 (dollars in thousands):

 
Year   Amount   Weighted Average Rate
2016   $ 37,910       1.51 %
2017     165,003       1.22 %
2018     142,715       1.66 %
2019     93,502       1.47 %
2020     45,000       1.79 %
    $ 484,130       1.48 %
                 

Total stockholders’ equity increased by $60.7 million to $620.5 million at September 30, 2016, from $559.8 million at December 31, 2015, primarily due to common stock issued for the purchase of Hopewell Valley, net income earned for the period, and an increase in unrealized gains on our securities-available-for sale portfolio, partially offset by dividends paid to stockholders.  The Company issued 2,707,381 shares of common stock in the Hopewell Valley acquisition at a price of $15.41, which resulted in a $41.7 million increase in equity.

Asset Quality

The following table details total originated and acquired (excluding PCI) non-accruing loans, non-performing loans, non-performing assets, troubled debt restructurings on which interest is accruing, and accruing loans 30 to 89 days delinquent at September 30, 2016, and December 31, 2015 (dollars in thousands):    

    September 30, 2016   December 31, 2015
Non-accrual loans:        
Real estate loans:        
Commercial   $ 6,705     $ 5,232  
One-to-four family residential   1,638     2,574  
Construction and land       113  
Multifamily   322     559  
Home equity and lines of credit   97     329  
Commercial and industrial   13      
Total non-accrual loans:   8,775     8,807  
Loans delinquent 90 days or more and still accruing:        
Real estate loans:        
Commercial   1,834      
One-to-four family residential   10      
Commercial and industrial       15  
Total loans delinquent 90 days or more and still accruing   1,844     15  
Total non-performing loans   10,619     8,822  
Other real estate owned       45  
Total non-performing assets   $ 10,619     $ 8,867  
Non-performing loans to total loans held-for-investment, net   0.36 %   0.37 %
Non-performing assets to total assets   0.28 %   0.28 %
Loans subject to restructuring agreements and still accruing   22,732     22,284  
Accruing loans 30 to 89 days delinquent   12,532     21,620  
             

Accruing Loans 30 to 89 Days Delinquent

Loans 30 to 89 days delinquent and on accrual status totaled $12.5 million and $21.6 million at September 30, 2016, and December 31, 2015, respectively.  The following table sets forth delinquencies for accruing loans by type and by amount at September 30, 2016, and December 31, 2015 (dollars in thousands):

    September 30, 2016   December 31, 2015
Real estate loans:        
Commercial   $ 6,317     $ 13,957  
One-to-four family residential   3,795     4,209  
Multifamily   1,412     2,965  
Home equity and lines of credit   569     374  
Commercial and industrial loans   403     104  
Other loans   36     11  
Total delinquent accruing loans   $ 12,532     $ 21,620  
                 

The decrease in the delinquent loans is primarily attributable to one commercial real estate loan with a balance of $5.6 million at December 31, 2015 which was 31 days delinquent, and became current during the first quarter of 2016.  This loan had a balance of $5.5 million at September 30, 2016, is classified as impaired, and adequately covered by collateral with a recent appraised value of $9.3 million. 

PCI Loans (Held-for-Investment)

At September 30, 2016, 5.0% of PCI loans were past due 30 to 89 days, and 21.8% were past due 90 days or more, as compared to 7.9% and 21.4%, respectively, at December 31, 2015.    

About Northfield Bank

Northfield Bank, founded in 1887, operates 38 full-service banking offices in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York, and Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer, and Union counties, New Jersey. For more information about Northfield Bank, please visit www.eNorthfield.com.

Forward-Looking Statements: This release may contain certain "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and may be identified by the use of such words as "may," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "plan," "estimate," "predict," "continue," and "potential" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology.  Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, estimates with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of Northfield Bancorp, Inc.  Any or all of the forward-looking statements in this release and in any other public statements made by Northfield Bancorp, Inc. may turn out to be wrong.  They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions Northfield Bancorp, Inc. might make or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties as described in our SEC filings, including, but not limited to, those related to general economic conditions, particularly in the market areas in which the Company operates, competition among depository and other financial institutions, changes in laws or government regulations or policies affecting financial institutions, including changes in regulatory fees and capital requirements, inflation and changes in the interest rate environment that reduce our margins or reduce the fair value of financial instruments, our ability to successfully integrate acquired entities, and adverse changes in the securities markets.  Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed.  Northfield Bancorp, Inc. does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release, or conform these statements to actual events.

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NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC.
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL AND OTHER DATA
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited)
 
        At or For the Three Months Ended       At or For the Nine
Months Ended
        September 30,   June 30,       September 30,
        2016   2015   2016       2016   2015
Selected Financial Ratios:                            
Performance Ratios(1):                            
Return on assets (ratio of net income to average total assets) (8) (9) (10)       0.77 %   0.59 %   0.76 %       0.65 %   0.60 %
Return on equity (ratio of net income to average equity) (8) (9) (10)       4.68     3.29     4.64         3.92     3.24  
Average equity to average total assets       16.35     17.94     16.39         16.55     18.62  
Interest rate spread       2.80     2.60     2.82         2.80     2.63  
Net interest margin       2.98     2.79     3.00         2.99     2.83  
Efficiency ratio(2)  (11) (12) (13)       60.09     66.76     62.09         67.07     65.54  
Non-interest expense to average total assets(11) (12) (13)       1.83     1.87     1.91         2.04     1.89  
Non-interest expense to average total interest-earning assets(11) (12) (13)       1.97     2.01     2.05         2.20     2.03  
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities       129.51     128.40     128.86         128.74     129.73  
Asset Quality Ratios:                            
Non-performing assets to total assets       0.28     0.46     0.29         0.28     0.46  
Non-performing loans(3) to total loans(4)       0.36     0.62     0.39         0.36     0.62  
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans held-for-investment(5)       229.21     179.72     221.71         229.23     179.72  
Allowance for loan losses to originated loans held-for-investment, net(6)       1.13     1.32     1.18         1.13     1.32  
Allowance for loan losses to total loans held-for-investment, net(7)       0.83     1.12     0.87         0.83     1.12  

(1)  Annualized when appropriate.
(2)  The efficiency ratio represents non-interest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and non-interest income.
(3)  Non-performing loans consist of non-accruing loans and loans 90 days or more past due and still accruing (excluding PCI loans), and are included in total loans held-for-investment, net, and non-performing loans held-for-sale.
(4)  Includes originated loans held-for-investment, PCI loans, acquired loans and non-performing loans held-for-sale (where applicable).
(5)  Excludes nonperforming loans held-for-sale (where applicable), carried at lower of aggregate cost or estimated fair value, less costs to sell.
(6)  Excludes PCI loans, acquired loans held-for-investment and loans held-for-sale (where applicable) and related reserve balances.
(7)  Includes PCI and acquired loans held-for-investment.
(8)  The three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 includes charges of $286,000 and $2.4 million, net of tax, respectively, associated with the acquisition of Hopewell Valley. 
(9)  The three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, includes non-deductible charges of $437,000, associated with the Hopewell Valley acquisition.  The nine months ended September 30, 2015, also includes a $795,000 charge related to the write-down of deferred tax assets resulting from New York City tax reforms enacted in the second quarter of 2015.
(10)  The three months ended June 30, 2016 includes charges of $155,000, net of tax, associated with the acquisition of Hopewell Valley.
(11)  The three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 includes pre-tax charges of $477,000 and $3.9 million, respectively, associated with the acquisition of Hopewell Valley.
(12)  The three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, includes pre-tax charges of $437,000 associated with the acquisition of Hopewell Valley.
(13)  The three months ended June 30, 2016, includes pre-tax charges of $259,000 associated with the acquisition of Hopewell Valley.


NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts) (unaudited)
 
    September 30,
2016
  December 31,
2015
ASSETS:        
Cash and due from banks   $ 13,790     $ 15,324  
Interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions   22,346     36,529  
Total cash and cash equivalents   36,136     51,853  
Trading securities   7,547     6,713  
Securities available-for-sale, at estimated fair value   548,393     541,595  
Securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost   10,198     10,346  
(estimated fair value of $10,417 at September 30, 2016 and $10,368 at December 31, 2015)        
Originated loans held-for-investment, net   2,069,820     1,931,585  
Loans acquired   813,636     409,015  
Purchased credit-impaired (PCI) loans held-for-investment   32,793     33,115  
Loans held-for-investment, net   2,916,249     2,373,715  
Allowance for loan losses   (24,340 )   (24,770 )
Net loans held-for-investment   2,891,909     2,348,945  
Accrued interest receivable   9,184     8,263  
Bank owned life insurance   147,051     132,782  
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock, at cost   25,974     25,803  
Premises and equipment, net   27,558     23,643  
Goodwill (2)   38,411     16,159  
Other real estate owned       45  
Other assets   42,267     36,437  
Total assets   $ 3,784,628     $ 3,202,584  
         
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:        
LIABILITIES:        
Deposits   $ 2,629,001     $ 2,052,929  
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase   12,000     63,000  
Federal Home Loan Bank advances and other borrowings   482,430     495,129  
Advance payments by borrowers for taxes and insurance   11,937     10,862  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   28,760     20,885  
Total liabilities   3,164,128     2,642,805  
Total stockholders’ equity   620,500     559,779  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 3,784,628     $ 3,202,584  
         
Total shares outstanding   48,337,147     45,565,540  
Tangible book value per share (1)   $ 12.00     $ 11.93  

(1)  Tangible book value per share is calculated based on total stockholders' equity, excluding intangible assets (goodwill and core deposit intangibles), divided by total shares outstanding as of the balance sheet date. Core deposit intangibles were $1.9 million and $179,000 at September 30, 2016, and December 31, 2015, respectively, and are included in other assets.

(2)  The calculation of goodwill is subject to change for up to one year after the date of acquisition as additional information relative to the closing date estimates become available.  As the Company finalizes its review of the acquired assets and liabilities, certain adjustments to the recorded carrying values may be required, however the Company does not expect significant future adjustments to the recorded amounts at September 30, 2016.


NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts) (unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30,   June 30,   September 30,
    2016   2015   2016   2016   2015
Interest income:                    
Loans   $ 28,222     $ 22,077     $ 27,682     $ 82,792     $ 64,034  
Mortgage-backed securities   2,665     3,134     2,888     8,322     10,036  
Other securities   252     64     237     662     292  
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York dividends   302     265     282     861     905  
Deposits in other financial institutions   84     30     79     225     93  
Total interest income   31,525     25,570     31,168     92,862     75,360  
Interest expense:                    
Deposits   3,545     2,841     3,703     10,672     7,373  
Borrowings   1,729     2,156     1,824     5,570     7,145  
Total interest expense   5,274     4,997     5,527     16,242     14,518  
Net interest income   26,251     20,573     25,641     76,620     60,842  
Provision for loan losses   472     200     14     355     472  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses   25,779     20,373     25,627     76,265     60,370  
Non-interest income:                    
Fees and service charges for customer services   1,255     1,047     1,174     3,627     2,948  
Income on bank owned life insurance   1,008     947     1,004     3,001     2,829  
Gains (losses) on securities transactions, net   362     (388 )   247     612     (334 )
Other   42     60     108     189     333  
Total non-interest income   2,667     1,666     2,533     7,429     5,776  
Non-interest expense:                    
Compensation and employee benefits   9,565     7,265     9,627     30,891     22,506  
Occupancy   2,828     2,524     2,707     8,597     7,605  
Furniture and equipment   349     349     371     1,074     1,098  
Data processing   1,674     881     1,386     4,919     2,839  
Professional fees   684     953     696     2,621     2,246  
FDIC insurance   256     366     487     1,218     1,152  
Other   2,021     2,509     2,220     7,050     6,215  
Total non-interest expense   17,377     14,847     17,494     56,370     43,661  
Income before income tax expense   11,069     7,192     10,666     27,324     22,485  
Income tax expense   3,782     2,515     3,681     9,392     8,511  
Net income   $ 7,287     $ 4,677     $ 6,985     $ 17,932     $ 13,974  
Net income per common share:                    
Basic   $ 0.16     $ 0.11     $ 0.16     $ 0.40     $ 0.33  
Diluted   $ 0.16     $ 0.11     $ 0.15     $ 0.39     $ 0.32  
Basic average shares outstanding   44,556,682     41,495,862     44,350,458     44,282,476     42,562,396  
Diluted average shares outstanding   45,720,752     42,644,785     45,653,198     45,555,261     43,721,345  
                               


NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC.
ANALYSIS OF NET INTEREST INCOME
(Dollars in thousands) (unaudited)
 
    For the Three Months Ended
    September 30, 2016   June 30, 2016   September 30, 2015
    Average
Outstanding
Balance
  Interest   Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
  Average
Outstanding
Balance
  Interest   Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
  Average
Outstanding
Balance
  Interest   Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
Interest-earning assets:                                    
Loans (2)   $ 2,810,377     28,222     3.99 %   $ 2,720,983     $ 27,682     4.09 %   $ 2,175,407     $ 22,077     4.03 %
Mortgage-backed securities (3)   525,487     2,665     2.02     552,738     2,888     2.10     612,301     3,134     2.03  
Other securities (3)   60,373     252     1.66     62,595     237     1.52     38,100     64     0.67  
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock   24,667     302     4.87     25,635     282     4.42     24,285     265     4.33  
Interest-earning deposits in financial institutions   82,016     84     0.41     73,211     79     0.43     75,148     30     0.16  
Total interest-earning assets   3,502,920     31,525     3.58     3,435,162     31,168     3.65     2,925,241     25,570     3.47  
Non-interest-earning assets   283,900             254,230             220,794          
Total assets   $ 3,786,820             $ 3,689,392             $ 3,146,035          
                                     
Interest-bearing liabilities:                                    
Savings, NOW, and money market accounts   $ 1,654,778     $ 1,877     0.45 %   $ 1,606,415     $ 2,020     0.51 %   $ 1,164,887     $ 1,360     0.46 %
Certificates of deposit   583,488     1,668     1.14     573,081     1,683     1.18     548,488     1,481     1.07  
Total interest-bearing deposits   2,238,266     3,545     0.63     2,179,496     3,703     0.68     1,713,375     2,841     0.66  
Borrowed funds   466,476     1,729     1.47     486,252     1,824     1.51     564,898     2,156     1.51  
Total interest-bearing liabilities   2,704,742     5,274     0.78     2,665,748     5,527     0.83     2,278,273     4,997     0.87  
Non-interest bearing deposits   400,856             366,506             258,476          
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   62,104             52,264             44,840          
Total liabilities   3,167,702             3,084,518             2,581,589          
Stockholders' equity   619,118             604,874             564,446          
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 3,786,820             $ 3,689,392             $ 3,146,035          
                                     
Net interest income       $ 26,251             $ 25,641             $ 20,573      
Net interest rate spread (4)           2.80 %           2.82 %           2.60 %
Net interest-earning assets (5)   $ 798,178             $ 769,414             $ 646,968          
Net interest margin (6)           2.98 %           3.00 %           2.79 %
Average interest-earning assets to interest-bearing liabilities           129.51 %           128.86 %           128.40 %

(1)  Average yields and rates are annualized.
(2)  Includes non-accruing loans.
(3)  Securities available-for-sale and other securities are reported at amortized cost.
(4)  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.
(5)  Net interest-earning assets represent total interest-earning assets less total interest-bearing liabilities.
(6)  Net interest margin represents net interest income divided by average total interest-earning assets.

     
    For the Nine Months Ended
    September 30, 2016   September 30, 2015
    Average
Outstanding
Balance
  Interest   Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
  Average
Outstanding
Balance
  Interest   Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
Interest-earning assets:                        
Loans (2)   $ 2,730,006     $ 82,792     4.05 %   $ 2,077,241     $ 64,034     4.12 %
Mortgage-backed securities (3)   538,568     8,322     2.06     645,543     10,036     2.08  
Other securities (3)   57,030     662     1.55     52,026     292     0.75  
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock   25,159     861     4.57     26,521     905     4.56  
Interest-earning deposits in financial institutions   77,035     225     0.39     71,479     93     0.17  
Total interest-earning assets   3,427,798     92,862     3.62     2,872,810     75,360     3.51  
Non-interest-earning assets   262,748             219,555          
Total assets   $ 3,690,546             $ 3,092,365          
                         
Interest-bearing liabilities:                        
Savings, NOW, and money market accounts   $ 1,594,088     $ 5,773     0.48 %   $ 1,097,582     $ 3,416     0.42 %
Certificates of deposit   579,227     4,899     1.13     485,647     3,957     1.09  
Total interest-bearing deposits   2,173,315     10,672     0.66     1,583,229     7,373     0.62  
Borrowed funds   489,300     5,570     1.52     631,245     7,145     1.51  
Total interest-bearing liabilities   2,662,615     16,242     0.81     2,214,474     14,518     0.88  
Non-interest bearing deposits   367,454             262,804          
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   49,825             39,309          
Total liabilities   3,079,894             2,516,587          
Stockholders' equity   610,652             575,778          
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 3,690,546             $ 3,092,365          
                         
Net interest income       $ 76,620             $ 60,842      
Net interest rate spread (4)           2.80 %           2.63 %
Net interest-earning assets (5)   $ 765,183             $ 658,336          
Net interest margin (6)           2.99 %           2.83 %
Average interest-earning assets to interest-bearing liabilities           128.74 %           129.73 %

(1)  Average yields and rates are annualized.
(2)  Includes non-accruing loans.
(3)  Securities available-for-sale and other securities are reported at amortized cost.
(4)  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.
(5)  Net interest-earning assets represent total interest-earning assets less total interest-bearing liabilities.
(6)  Net interest margin represents net interest income divided by average total interest-earning assets.

Company Contact:
William R. Jacobs
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: (732) 499-7200 ext. 2519

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