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Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc. Earns $5.5 Million, or $0.50 Per Share in 1Q21; Record Quarterly Earnings Increase 54% from 4Q20 Earnings; Asset Quality Continues to Improve

EAU CLAIRE, Wis., April 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CZWI), the parent company of Citizens Community Federal N.A. (the “Bank” or “CCFBank”), today reported earnings of $5.5 million or $0.50 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 compared to $3.6 million, or $0.32 per diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, and $2.6 million, or $0.23 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. Net income as adjusted (non-GAAP)1 was $5.6 million or $0.51 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2021, compared to $3.7 million, or $0.33 per diluted share for the preceding quarter and $2.6 million or $0.23 per diluted share for the first quarter a year ago.

The Company’s first quarter 2021 operating results reflected: (1) lower net interest income largely resulting from decreased accretion due to reductions of purchased credit impaired loan payoffs, partially offset by higher accretion of deferred fees on the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (SBA PPP) debt forgiveness; (2) no loan loss provisions, primarily due to loan shrinkage, lower net charge-offs and no provision related to economic uncertainty recorded in 2020; (3) a slow-down in the refinancing market which led to decreased, yet strong gain on sale of loans; and (4) a decrease in non-interest expenses largely due to a reversal of $0.9 million of previously recorded MSR impairment as forecasted future prepayments slowed, and no branch closure costs, offset by modestly higher compensation expense and $0.1 million of debt termination costs.

Book value per share was $14.75 at March 31, 2021 compared to $14.52 at December 31, 2020 and $13.27 at March 31, 2020. Tangible book value per share (non-GAAP)5 was $11.39 at March 31, 2021 compared to $11.18 at December 31, 2020 and $9.80 at March 31, 2020. Book value per share increased $1.48 over the past 12 months, an 11% increase from March 31, 2020. Tangible book value per share increased $1.59 over the past 12 months, a 16% increase from March 31, 2020.

“I am pleased with our Team’s effort in building a strong culture focused on deepening our customer relationships has translated into strong financial results. Our continued focus on building tangible book value, improving asset quality and expense management was demonstrated in the quarter and year over year. Tangible book value increased 16% year over year and the cash dividend was increased 10% to $0.23 per share paid in the first quarter, despite operating in an uncertain environment. Nonperforming assets declined 19% in the quarter and have declined over 50% in the past 12 months. I am optimistic that with COVID-19 vaccinations increasing, our branch lobbies reopening in June, and our cold winter coming to a close, that loan demand should increase, especially since unemployment rates in our markets are below the national averages,” said Stephen Bianchi, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We also assisted our business and farming customers seeking a second draw of SBA PPP loans, with the expected $3.3 million of deferred fees to be accreted over the life of the loans,” continued Bianchi.

March 31, 2021 Highlights: (as of or for the 3-month period ended March 31, 2021 compared to December 31, 2020 and March 31, 2020.)

  • Record quarterly earnings of $5.5 million, or $0.50 per diluted share for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 were led by a continued strong mortgage origination climate, no loan loss provision and lower non-interest expenses supported by a reversal in mortgage servicing rights impairment charges. For the quarter ended December 31, 2020, earnings were $3.6 million or $0.32 per diluted share.
  • Stockholders’ equity as a percent of total assets was to 9.27% at March 31, 2021 compared to 9.74% at December 31, 2020. Tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets (non-GAAP)5 was 7.32% at March 31, 2021 compared to 7.67% at December 31, 2020. These decreases were due to strong deposit growth which increased liquidity and resulted in asset growth.
  • No loan loss provisions were realized during the quarter ended March 31, 2021 due to improved asset quality, a smaller balance of loans receivable and lower charge-off activity. Economic conditions in our markets continued to improve from those seen in the last quarter of 2020. This has led to improving trends for businesses most impacted by the pandemic, but further improvements in their prospects will depend on the timing and efficacy of vaccinations, and related impact on consumer behavior and business activities.
  • The Bank’s COVID-19 related modifications under Section 4013 of the CARES Act totaled $57.3 million, or 5% of gross loans at March 31, 2021 versus $61 million, or 5% of gross loans at December 31, 2020. At March 31, 2021, hotel industry sector loans represent $48.9 million of the approved deferrals. Approximately $39 million of commercial loan modifications are scheduled to make their principal and interest payment in the second quarter. Approximately 45% of these dollars had a contractual payment due in April and all borrowers made this payment.
  • The allowance for loan losses on originated loans, excluding SBA PPP loans, increased to 1.84% at March 31, 2021 from 1.77% at December 31, 2020. Since SBA PPP loans are guaranteed by the SBA, they are excluded from this reserve calculation. Additionally, loans resulting from Bank acquisitions were effectively marked to market value at the time of their acquisition and were also excluded from this reserve calculation. The allowance for loan losses of $16.9 million, is allocated $15.0 million to the originated loan portfolio and $1.9 million to the acquired loan portfolio.
  • Nonperforming assets continued to decline and at March 31, 2021 were $9.3 million compared to $11.5 million one quarter earlier or a reduction of 19.3%.

Balance Sheet and Asset Quality

Total assets increased $83.2 million during the quarter to $1.73 billion at March 31, 2021 compared to $1.65 billion at December 31, 2020. This increase was approximately the same as the increase in deposits of $84.9 million.

Securities available for sale increased $41.0 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2021 to $185.2 million from $144.2 million at December 31, 2020. The Bank’s securities held to maturity increased $13.9 million in the quarter. This growth was largely through the purchase of 30-year agency mortgage-backed securities. These purchases allowed the Bank to modestly reduce the asset sensitive interest rate profile from December 31, 2020.

Loans receivable decreased by $45.5 million to $1.19 billion at March 31, 2021. The originated loan portfolio before SBA PPP loans decreased $18.3 million in the quarter. This decrease included the repayment of $5.5 million of draws on a line of credit originated the last business day of December and repaid on the first business day of January. Total SBA PPP loans decreased $4.8 million due to debt forgiveness of $52 million, offset by strong new SBA PPP second round loan originations of $47 million. Acquired loans decreased by $22.6 million. This decrease was partially due to reductions in agricultural real estate due to the borrower requesting a long-term fixed-rate loan which the Bank facilitated using Farmer Mac financing.

The allowance for loan losses modestly decreased to $16.9 million at March 31, 2021, representing 1.41% of loans receivable compared to $17.0 million at December 31, 2020, representing 1.38% of loans receivable. Excluding the SBA PPP loans, which are guaranteed by the SBA, the allowance for loan losses was 1.57% at March 31, 2021 compared to 1.53% at December 31, 2020. Approximately 22% of the loan portfolio at March 31, 2021 consists of loans purchased through whole bank acquisitions resulting in these loans being recorded at fair market value at acquisition. The allowance for loan losses as a percent of originated loans excluding PPP loans was 1.84% at March 31, 2021 compared to 1.77% at December 31, 2020. For the quarter ended March 31, 2021, the Bank had net charge-offs of $183,000.

Allowance for Loan Losses Percentages
(in thousands, except ratios)

    March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020   September 30, 2020   March 31, 2020
Originated loans, net of deferred fees and costs   $ 817,261       $ 835,769       $ 777,340       $ 789,346  
SBA PPP loans, net of deferred fees   115,920       120,711       135,177        
Acquired loans, net of unamortized discount   258,945       281,101       317,622       391,605  
Loans, end of period   $ 1,192,126       $ 1,237,581       $ 1,230,139       $ 1,180,951  
SBA PPP loans, net of deferred fees   (115,920 )     (120,711 )     (135,177 )      
Loans, net of SBA PPP loans and deferred fees   $ 1,076,206       $ 1,116,870       $ 1,094,962       $ 1,180,951  
Allowance for loan losses allocated to originated loans   $ 15,028       $ 14,819       $ 12,809       $ 10,850  
Allowance for loan losses allocated to other loans   1,832       2,224       2,027       985  
Allowance for loan losses   $ 16,860       $ 17,043       $ 14,836       $ 11,835  
Non-accretable difference on purchased credit impaired
loans
  $ 966       $ 1,087       $ 1,661       $ 4,327  
ALL as a percentage of loans, end of period   1.41   %   1.38   %   1.21   %   1.00 %
ALL as a percentage of loans, net of SBA PPP loans
and deferred fees
  1.57   %   1.53   %   1.35   %   1.00 %
ALL allocated to originated loans as a percentage of
originated loans, net of deferred fees and costs
  1.84   %   1.77   %   1.65   %   1.37 %


Nonperforming assets decreased 19.3% to $9.3 million or 0.54% of total assets at March 31, 2021 compared to $11.5 million or 0.70% of total assets at December 31, 2020. Included in nonperforming assets at March 31, 2021 are $6.5 million of nonperforming assets acquired during recent whole-bank acquisitions. Originated nonperforming assets were $2.8 million, or 0.16% of total assets for the most recent quarter. Over the past year, nonperforming assets declined 52% from $19.2 million at March 31, 2020 to $9.3 million at March 31, 2021.

Substandard and special mention loans increased $4.5 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2021 largely due to one hotel loan that moved to special mention. This loan is currently in payment deferral status. Over the past year, total criticized loans decreased 31.3% from $57.8 million at March 31, 2020 to $39.7 million at March 31, 2021.

    (in thousands)
    March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020   September 30, 2020   June 30, 2020   March 31, 2020
Special mention loan balances   $ 13,659     $ 6,672     $ 7,777     $ 19,958     $ 19,387  
Substandard loan balances   26,064     28,541     32,922     35,911     38,393  
Criticized loans, end of period   $ 39,723     $ 35,213     $ 40,699     $ 55,869     $ 57,780  


Deposits increased $84.9 million to $1.38 billion at March 31, 2021 from $1.30 billion at December 31, 2020. The increase was in non-maturity deposits which more than offset the decrease of $23.8 million in certificates of deposit.
The decrease in certificates of deposit was due to the Company choosing not to match higher rate local retail certificate competition.

Review of Operations

Net interest income was $12.8 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 compared to $13.4 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020 and $12.7 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. The net interest margin (“NIM”) decreased to 3.31% in the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 compared to 3.51% for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020. The decrease in NIM was primarily due to a larger percentage of lower yielding interest-bearing cash which lowered NIM by 11 basis points, lower yields on loans and securities, the impact of higher yielding loans being replaced by lower yielding investment securities, partially offset by the decrease in liability costs. The net interest margin for the current quarter also reflected a decrease in accretion on purchased credit impaired loans and an increased accretion on SBA PPP loans. Net interest income was negatively impacted by two fewer days in the quarter, which decreased net interest income approximately $0.3 million.

The net interest margin decreased to 3.31% for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 from 3.64% for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. This decrease is largely due to the Federal Reserve decreasing interest rates 125 basis points in six days in March 2020, which resulted in lower loan and security yields, partially offset by lower deposit costs. Approximately half of the decrease is due to uninvested liquidity.

The table below shows the impact of accretion related to purchased credit impaired loans and SBA PPP loans on interest income and NIM.

Net interest income and net interest margin analysis:
(in thousands, except yields and rates)

    Three months ended
    March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020   September 30, 2020   June 30, 2020   March 31, 2020
    Net
Interest
Income
  Net
Interest
Margin
  Net
Interest
Income
  Net
Interest
Margin
  Net
Interest
Income
  Net
Interest
Margin
  Net
Interest
Income
  Net
Interest
Margin
  Net
Interest
Income
  Net
Interest
Margin
As reported   $ 12,764       3.31   %   $ 13,372       3.51   %   $ 11,909       3.11   %   $ 12,303       3.34   %   $ 12,671       3.64   %
Less non-accretable difference realized as interest from payoff of purchased credit impaired loans   $ (58 )     (0.02 ) %   $ (324 )     (0.08 ) %   $ (130 )     (0.03 ) %   $ (196 )     (0.05 ) %   $ (1,043 )     (0.30 ) %
Less accelerated accretion from payoff of certain PCI loans with transferred non-accretable differences   $ (90 )     (0.02 ) %   $ (872 )     (0.23 ) %   $         %   $ (99 )     (0.03 ) %   $         %
Less scheduled accretion interest   $ (266 )     (0.07 ) %   $ (252 )     (0.07 ) %   $ (276 )     (0.07 ) %   $ (247 )     (0.07 ) %   $ (233 )     (0.07 ) %
Without loan purchase accretion   $ 12,350       3.20   %   $ 11,924       3.13   %   $ 11,503       3.01   %   $ 11,761       3.19   %   $ 11,395       3.27   %
Less SBA PPP net loan fee accretion   $ (1,750 )     (0.45 ) %   $ (985 )     (0.26 ) %   $ (643 )     (0.17 ) %   $ (500 )     (0.14 ) %   $         %
Without SBA PPP purchase and net loan fee accretion   $ 10,600       2.75   %   $ 10,939       2.87   %   $ 10,860       2.84   %   $ 11,261       3.05   %   $ 11,395       3.27   %


The table below lists the SBA PPP loans and net deferred loan fee accretion balances related to 2020 and 2021 SBA PPP loan originations:


    March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020
    Balance   Net Deferred Fee Income   Balance   Net Deferred Fee Income
SBA PPP loans - Round 1   $ 71,464     $ 1,290     $ 123,702     $ 2,991  
SBA PPP loans - Round 2   47,467     1,721          
Total SBA PPP loans   $ 118,931     $ 3,011     $ 123,702     $ 2,991  


The Bank’s current pipeline would add an additional $7 million of new SBA PPP loans and the Bank should collect an additional $1.6 million in fee income as not all fees associated with loans closed in the first quarter of 2021 were received at March 31, 2021.

The Bank continued to manage deposit interest rates, as various non-maturity deposit product rates were reduced, and interest rates on new and renewed certificates of deposit were lower than the previous quarter. These actions reduced the cost of deposits by 11 basis points in the quarter. At March 31, 2021, the Bank had approximately $160 million of certificate of deposit accounts maturing in 2021 with a weighted average cost of approximately 1.1% and approximately $110 million of certificate of deposit accounts maturing in 2022 with a weighted average cost of approximately 2.0%. The 2021 maturities are approximately evenly spread throughout the year, with approximately 85% of the 2022 maturities occurring in the first half of 2022. The approximate weighted average cost of new certificates in the first quarter of 2021 was below 0.5%.

Loan loss provisions were zero for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 compared to $2.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 and $2.0 million one year earlier. During the quarter ended March 31, 2021, asset quality improved as indicated by a lower level of non-performing assets, substandard assets and lower loan deferrals under Section 4013 of the Cares Act. This, along with reduced overall loan balances, resulted in an adequate ALLL without recording any loan loss provision in the quarter. Additionally, both the December 31, 2020 and March 31, 2020 quarters had provisions related to increases in Q-Factors related to COVID-19. With decreases in loan deferrals and improvements in general economic conditions, no such Q-factor increase was applied in the quarter ended March 31, 2021. To a lesser extent, the quarters ended December 31, 2020 and March 31, 2020 also had provisions related to loan growth.

Non-interest income decreased $0.6 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2021 to $4.2 million compared to $4.8 million in the quarter ended December 31, 2020 and increased $0.6 million from the quarter ended March 31, 2020. The decrease in the first quarter compared to the fourth quarter was largely due to a modest reduction in gain on sale of loans. This modest reduction was due to the impact of higher interest rates, which slowed refinancing activity and, to a lesser extent, colder weather, which slowed customer purchase activity. The increase during the quarter compared to the year ago quarter was largely due to higher gain on sale of loans, partially offset by the sale of Wells Insurance Agency in the second quarter of 2020 resulting in no insurance commission income in the first quarter of 2021.

Total non-interest expense decreased $1.3 million in the first quarter of 2021 to $9.5 million compared to $10.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 and $10.7 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. The decrease from the fourth quarter was largely due to the reversal of $0.9 million of previously recorded MSR impairment, compared to MSR impairment recorded in the fourth quarter of $0.3 million. This decrease in the first quarter of 2021 was offset by $0.1 million in debt termination charges and a $0.16 million increase in compensation expense, largely due to higher payroll taxes and benefit costs. In addition, the fourth quarter of 2020 had $0.2 million of costs related to the closure of 3 branches in mid-November.

Provisions for income taxes, with record earnings, increased to $1.9 million in the first quarter of 2021 from the fourth quarter of 2020 at $1.2 million. The effective tax rate for the most recent quarter was 26.1% compared to 25.9% for the prior quarter, and 26.4% for the comparable prior year quarter.

These financial results are preliminary until the Form 10-Q is filed in May 2021.

About the Company
Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: “CZWI”) is the holding company of the Bank, a national bank based in Altoona, Wisconsin, currently serving customers primarily in Wisconsin and Minnesota through 25 branch locations. Its primary markets include the Chippewa Valley Region in Wisconsin, the Twin Cities and Mankato markets in Minnesota, and various rural communities around these areas. The Bank offers traditional community banking services to businesses, Ag operators and consumers, including residential mortgage loans.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this release are considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified using forward-looking words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “expect,” “estimates,” “intend,” “may,” “preliminary,” “planned,” “potential,” “should,” “will,” “would” or the negative of those terms or other words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements in this release are inherently subject to many uncertainties arising in the operations and business environment of the Company and the Bank. These uncertainties include the conditions in the financial markets and economic conditions generally; adverse impacts to the Company or Bank arising from the COVID-19 pandemic; the possibility of a deterioration in the residential real estate markets; interest rate risk; lending risk; the sufficiency of loan allowances; changes in the fair value or ratings downgrades of our securities; competitive pressures among depository and other financial institutions; our ability to maintain our reputation; our ability to realize the benefits of net deferred tax assets; our ability to maintain or increase our market share; acts of terrorism and political or military actions by the United States or other governments; legislative or regulatory changes or actions, or significant litigation, adversely affecting the Company or Bank; increases in FDIC insurance premiums or special assessments by the FDIC; disintermediation risk; our inability to obtain needed liquidity; our ability to successfully execute our acquisition growth strategy; risks posed by acquisitions and other expansion opportunities, including difficulties and delays in integrating the acquired business operations or fully realizing the cost savings and other benefits; our ability to raise capital needed to fund growth or meet regulatory requirements; the possibility that our internal controls and procedures could fail or be circumvented; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; our ability to keep pace with technological change; cybersecurity risks; changes in federal or state tax laws; changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines and their impact on financial performance; restrictions on our ability to pay dividends; and the potential volatility of our stock price. Stockholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Such uncertainties and other risks that may affect the Company’s performance are discussed further in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in the Company’s Form 10-K, for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 8, 2021 and the Company’s subsequent filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to make any revisions to the forward-looking statements contained in this news release or to update them to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures, such as net income as adjusted, net income as adjusted per share, tangible book value, tangible book value per share, tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets, return on average tangible common equity and return on average tangible common equity as adjusted, which management believes may be helpful in understanding the Company’s results of operations or financial position and comparing results over different periods.

Net income as adjusted and net income as adjusted per share are non-GAAP measures that eliminate the impact of certain expenses such as acquisition and branch closure costs and related data processing termination fees, legal costs, severance pay, accelerated depreciation expense and lease termination fees, the gain on sale of branch deposits and fixed assets and the net impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which management believes enhances investors’ ability to better understand the underlying business performance and trends related to core business activities. Merger related charges represent expenses to either satisfy contractual obligations of acquired entities without any useful benefit to the Company or to convert and consolidate customer records onto the Company platforms. These costs are unique to each transaction based on the contracts in existence at the merger date. Tangible book value, tangible book value per share, tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets and return on average tangible common equity are non-GAAP measures that eliminate the impact of preferred stock equity, goodwill and intangible assets on our financial position. Management believes these measures are useful in assessing the strength of our financial position.

Where non-GAAP financial measures are used, the comparable GAAP financial measure, as well as the reconciliation to the comparable GAAP financial measure, can be found in this press release. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for operating results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other banks and financial institutions.
Contact: Steve Bianchi, CEO
(715)-836-9994

(CZWI-ER)


CITIZENS COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except shares and per share data)

    March 31, 2021 (unaudited)   December 31, 2020 (audited)   March 31, 2020 (unaudited)
Assets            
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 196,039       $ 119,440       $ 41,347    
Other interest-bearing deposits   2,016       3,752       4,006    
Securities available for sale “AFS”   185,160       144,233       163,435    
Securities held to maturity “HTM”   57,419       43,551       10,767    
Equity securities with readily determinable fair value   297       200       163    
Other investments   15,069       14,948       14,999    
Loans receivable   1,192,126       1,237,581       1,180,951    
Allowance for loan losses   (16,860 )     (17,043 )     (11,835 )  
Loans receivable, net   1,175,266       1,220,538       1,169,116    
Loans held for sale   2,267       3,075       3,281    
Mortgage servicing rights, net   3,999       3,252       3,728    
Office properties and equipment, net   21,081       21,165       21,066    
Accrued interest receivable   5,464       5,652       4,822    
Intangible assets   5,095       5,494       7,175    
Goodwill   31,498       31,498       31,498    
Foreclosed and repossessed assets, net   85       197       1,432    
Bank owned life insurance (“BOLI”)   23,837       23,684       23,205    
Other assets   7,702       8,416       5,124    
TOTAL ASSETS   $ 1,732,294       $ 1,649,095       $ 1,505,164    
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity            
Liabilities:            
Deposits   $ 1,380,202       $ 1,295,256       $ 1,180,055    
Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advances   115,481       123,498       123,477    
Other borrowings   58,354       58,328       43,576    
Other liabilities   17,595       11,449       10,123    
Total liabilities   1,571,632       1,488,531       1,357,231    
Stockholders’ equity:            
Common stock— $0.01 par value,
authorized 30,000,000; 10,893,872;
11,056,349 and 11,151,009 shares issued
and outstanding, respectively
  109       111       112    
Additional paid-in capital   125,005       126,704       127,732    
Retained earnings   35,783       32,809       22,690    
Unearned deferred compensation   (1,239 )     (550 )     (992 )  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   1,004       1,490       (1,609 )  
Total stockholders’ equity   160,662       160,564       147,933    
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   $ 1,732,294       $ 1,649,095       $ 1,505,164    

Note: Certain items previously reported were reclassified for consistency with the current presentation.


CITIZENS COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)

    Three Months Ended
    March 31, 2021 (unaudited)   December 31, 2020 (unaudited)   March 31, 2020 (unaudited)
Interest and dividend income:            
Interest and fees on loans   $ 14,517       $ 15,463       $ 15,459    
Interest on investments   1,103       1,052       1,449    
Total interest and dividend income   15,620       16,515       16,908    
Interest expense:            
Interest on deposits   1,714       1,958       3,180    
Interest on FHLB and FRB borrowed funds   411       428       508    
Interest on other borrowed funds   731       757       549    
Total interest expense   2,856       3,143       4,237    
Net interest income before provision for loan losses   12,764       13,372       12,671    
Provision for loan losses         2,500       2,000    
Net interest income after provision for loan losses   12,764       10,872       10,671    
Non-interest income:            
Service charges on deposit accounts   398       496       560    
Interchange income   530       520       464    
Loan servicing income   893       1,014       685    
Gain on sale of loans   1,595       2,108       780    
Loan fees and service charges   278       342       477    
Insurance commission income               279    
Net gains on investment securities   235       13       73    
Other   247       277       285    
Total non-interest income   4,176       4,770       3,603    
Non-interest expense:            
Compensation and related benefits   5,596       5,440       5,435    
Occupancy   992       1,017       1,006    
Office   390       502       543    
Data processing   1,276       1,255       1,017    
Amortization of intangible assets   399       399       412    
Mortgage servicing rights expense   (450 )     720       736    
Advertising, marketing and public relations   163       165       239    
FDIC premium assessment   165       148       68    
Professional services   521       438       604    
Gains on repossessed assets, net   (117 )     (64 )     (68 )  
Other   554       806       739    
Total non-interest expense   9,489       10,826       10,731    
Income before provision for income taxes   7,451       4,816       3,543    
Provision for income taxes   1,945       1,246       937    
Net income attributable to common stockholders   $ 5,506       $ 3,570       $ 2,606    
Per share information:            
Basic earnings   $ 0.50       $ 0.32       $ 0.23    
Diluted earnings   $ 0.50       $ 0.32       $ 0.23    
Cash dividends paid   $ 0.23       $       $ 0.21    
Book value per share at end of period   $ 14.75       $ 14.52       $ 13.27    
Tangible book value per share at end of period (non-GAAP)   $ 11.39       $ 11.18       $ 9.80    

Note: Certain items previously reported were reclassified for consistency with the current presentation.

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income and Net Income as Adjusted (non-GAAP)
(in thousands, except per share data)

    Three Months Ended   Twelve Months Ended
    March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020   March 31, 2020   December 31, 2020
               
GAAP pretax income   $ 7,451     $ 4,816     $ 3,543     $ 17,280    
Branch closure costs (1)       165         165    
Net gain on sale of acquired business lines (2)               (432 )  
Settlement proceeds (3)               (131 )  
FHLB borrowings prepayment fee (4)   102                
Pretax income as adjusted (5)   7,553     4,981     3,543     16,882    
Provision for income tax on net income as adjusted (6)   1,971     1,290     937     4,457    
Net income as adjusted after income taxes (non-GAAP) (5)   $ 5,582     $ 3,691     $ 2,606     $ 12,425    
GAAP diluted earnings per share, net of tax   $ 0.50     $ 0.32     $ 0.23     $ 1.14    
Branch closure costs, net of tax       0.01         0.01    
Net gain on sale of acquired business lines               (0.03 )  
Settlement proceeds               (0.01 )  
FHLB borrowings prepayment fee   $ 0.01                
Diluted earnings per share, as adjusted, net of tax (non-GAAP)   $ 0.51     $ 0.33     $ 0.23     $ 1.11    
                 
Average diluted shares outstanding   10,985,994     11,128,628     11,219,660     11,161,811    


(1) Branch closure costs include severance pay recorded in compensation and benefits, accelerated depreciation expense and lease termination fees included in occupancy and other costs included in other non-interest expense in the consolidated statement of operations.
(2) Net gain on sale of acquired business lines resulted from (1) the sale of Wells Insurance Agency and (2) the termination and sale of the wealth management business line sales contract acquired in a former acquisition.
(3) Settlement proceeds includes litigation income from a JP Morgan Residential Mortgage-Backed Security (RMBS) claim. This distribution represents a supplement to the proceeds received in March 2017 from a JP Morgan RMBS previously owned by the Bank and sold in 2011.
(4) FHLB borrowings prepayment fee resulted from the early termination of $8 million in FHLB borrowings at a weighted average rate of 2.19% and weighted average maturity of 8.75 months included in other non-interest expense in the consolidated statement of operations.
(5) Net income as adjusted is a non-GAAP measure that management believes enhances the market’s ability to assess the underlying business performance and trends related to core business activities.
(6) Provision for income tax on net income as adjusted is calculated at our effective tax rate for each respective period presented.


Loan Composition (in thousands)   March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020   March 31, 2020
Originated Loans:            
Commercial/Agricultural real estate:            
Commercial real estate   $ 365,603       $ 351,113       $ 313,147    
Agricultural real estate   38,140       31,741       35,652    
Multi-family real estate   111,503       112,731       89,474    
Construction and land development   83,936       91,241       81,685    
C&I/Agricultural operating:            
Commercial and industrial   76,693       95,290       85,249    
Agricultural operating   21,149       24,457       22,700    
Residential mortgage:            
Residential mortgage   82,285       86,283       102,854    
Purchased HELOC loans   5,291       6,260       7,601    
Consumer installment:            
Originated indirect paper   23,186       25,851       36,414    
Other consumer   10,951       12,056       15,080    
Originated loans before SBA PPP loans   818,737       837,023       789,856    
SBA PPP loans   118,931       123,702          
Total originated loans   $ 937,668       $ 960,725       $ 789,856    
Acquired Loans:            
Commercial/Agricultural real estate:            
Commercial real estate   $ 149,586       $ 156,562       $ 207,003    
Agricultural real estate   32,427       37,054       47,766    
Multi-family real estate   7,485       9,421       13,509    
Construction and land development   6,796       7,276       14,233    
C&I/Agricultural operating:            
Commercial and industrial   19,240       21,263       36,757    
Agricultural operating   7,101       8,328       15,240    
Residential mortgage:            
Residential mortgage   40,046       45,103       62,957    
Consumer installment:            
Other consumer   913       1,157       2,104    
Total acquired loans   $ 263,594       $ 286,164       $ 399,569    
Total Loans:            
Commercial/Agricultural real estate:            
Commercial real estate   $ 515,189       $ 507,675       $ 520,150    
Agricultural real estate   70,567       68,795       83,418    
Multi-family real estate   118,988       122,152       102,983    
Construction and land development   90,732       98,517       95,918    
C&I/Agricultural operating:            
Commercial and industrial   95,933       116,553       122,006    
Agricultural operating   28,250       32,785       37,940    
Residential mortgage:            
Residential mortgage   122,331       131,386       165,811    
Purchased HELOC loans   5,291       6,260       7,601    
Consumer installment:            
Originated indirect paper   23,186       25,851       36,414    
Other consumer   11,864       13,213       17,184    
Gross loans before SBA PPP loans   1,082,331       1,123,187       1,189,425    
SBA PPP loans   118,931       123,702          
Gross loans   $ 1,201,262       $ 1,246,889       $ 1,189,425    
Unearned net deferred fees and costs and loans in process   (4,487 )     (4,245 )     (510 )  
Unamortized discount on acquired loans   (4,649 )     (5,063 )     (7,964 )  
Total loans receivable   $ 1,192,126       $ 1,237,581       $ 1,180,951    


Nonperforming Originated and Acquired Assets
(in thousands, except ratios)

    March 31, 2021 and
Three Months Ended
  December 31, 2020
and Three Months Ended
  March 31, 2020 and
Three Months Ended
Nonperforming assets:            
Originated nonperforming assets:            
Nonaccrual loans   $ 2,344     $ 3,649     $ 4,017  
Accruing loans past due 90 days or more   391     415     1,174  
Total originated nonperforming loans (“NPL”)   2,735     4,064     5,191  
Other real estate owned (“OREO”)       63     337  
Other collateral owned   28     41     20  
Total originated nonperforming assets (“NPAs”)   $ 2,763     $ 4,168     $ 5,548  
Acquired nonperforming assets:            
Nonaccrual loans   $ 6,335     $ 7,098     $ 12,073  
Accruing loans past due 90 days or more   145     171     496  
Total acquired nonperforming loans (“NPL”)   6,480     7,269     12,569  
Other real estate owned (“OREO”)   57     93     1,075  
Other collateral owned            
Total acquired nonperforming assets (“NPAs”)   $ 6,537     $ 7,362     $ 13,644  
Total nonperforming assets (“NPAs”)   $ 9,300     $ 11,530     $ 19,192  
Loans, end of period   $ 1,192,126     $ 1,237,581     $ 1,180,951  
Total assets, end of period   $ 1,732,294     $ 1,649,095     $ 1,505,164  
Ratios:            
Originated NPLs to total loans   0.23 %   0.33 %   0.44 %
Acquired NPLs to total loans   0.54 %   0.59 %   1.06 %
Originated NPAs to total assets   0.16 %   0.25 %   0.37 %
Acquired NPAs to total assets   0.38 %   0.45 %   0.91 %


Nonperforming Total Assets
(in thousands, except ratios)

    March 31, 2021 and
Three Months Ended
  December 31, 2020
and Three Months Ended
  March 31, 2020 and
Three Months Ended
Nonperforming assets:            
Nonaccrual loans            
Commercial real estate   $ 760     $ 827     $ 3,505  
Agricultural real estate   4,511     5,084     7,162  
Commercial and industrial (“C&I”)   391     357     1,360  
Agricultural operating   764     1,872     1,739  
Residential mortgage   2,167     2,451     2,139  
Consumer installment   86     156     185  
Total nonaccrual loans   $ 8,679     $ 10,747     $ 16,090  
Accruing loans past due 90 days or more   536     586     1,670  
Total nonperforming loans (“NPLs”)   9,215     11,333     17,760  
Foreclosed and repossessed assets, net   85     197     1,432  
Total nonperforming assets (“NPAs”)   $ 9,300     $ 11,530     $ 19,192  
Troubled Debt Restructurings (“TDRs”)   $ 17,442     $ 18,477     $ 12,088  
Nonaccrual TDRs   $ 5,690     $ 6,735     $ 7,711  
Loans, end of period   $ 1,192,126     $ 1,237,581     $ 1,180,951  
Total assets, end of period   $ 1,732,294     $ 1,649,095     $ 1,505,164  
Ratios:            
NPLs to total loans   0.77 %   0.92 %   1.50 %
NPAs to total assets   0.54 %   0.70 %   1.28 %


Deposit Composition
(in thousands)

    March 31,
2021
  December 31,
2020
  March 31,
2020
Non-interest bearing demand deposits   $ 257,042      $ 238,348      $ 150,139   
Interest bearing demand deposits   352,302      301,764      242,824   
Savings accounts   222,448      196,348      161,038   
Money market accounts   258,942      245,549      243,715   
Certificate accounts   289,468      313,247      382,339   
Total deposits   $ 1,380,202      $ 1,295,256      $ 1,180,055   


Average balances, Interest Yields and Rates
(in thousands, except yields and rates)

    Three months ended March 31, 2021   Three months ended December, 31 2020   Three months ended March, 31 2020
    Average
Balance
  Interest
Income/
Expense
  Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
  Average
Balance
  Interest
Income/
Expense
  Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
  Average
Balance
  Interest
Income/
Expense
  Average
Yield/
Rate (1)
Average interest earning assets:                                    
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 129,642     $ 29     0.09 %   $ 79,225     $ 21     0.11 %   $ 31,069     $ 118     1.53 %
Loans receivable   1,213,562     14,517     4.85 %   1,240,895     15,463     4.96 %   1,172,246     15,459     5.30 %
Interest bearing deposits   3,437     20     2.36 %   3,752     23     2.44 %   4,362     27     2.49 %
Investment securities (1)   202,981     885     1.77 %   176,802     824     1.85 %   179,287     1,131     2.54 %
Other investments   15,038     169     4.56 %   15,015     184     4.88 %   15,006     173     4.64 %
Total interest earning assets (1)   $ 1,564,660     $ 15,620     4.05 %   $ 1,515,689     $ 16,515     4.33 %   $ 1,401,970     $ 16,908     4.85 %
Average interest bearing liabilities:                                    
Savings accounts   $ 197,647     $ 83     0.17 %   $ 187,474     $ 87     0.18 %   $ 154,596     $ 151     0.39 %
Demand deposits   330,674     251     0.31 %   285,001     200     0.28 %   234,822     375     0.64 %
Money market accounts   254,120     202     0.32 %   243,631     206     0.34 %   236,470     609     1.04 %
CD’s   266,044     1,043     1.59 %   284,728     1,304     1.82 %   354,095     1,846     2.10 %
IRA’s   40,877     135     1.34 %   41,493     161     1.54 %   42,695     199     1.87 %
Total deposits   $ 1,089,362     $ 1,714     0.64 %   $ 1,042,327     $ 1,958     0.75 %   $ 1,022,678     $ 3,180     1.25 %
FHLB advances and other borrowings   180,635     1,142     2.56 %   182,463     1,185     2.58 %   146,810     1,057     2.90 %
Total interest bearing liabilities   $ 1,269,997     $ 2,856     0.91 %   $ 1,224,790     $ 3,143     1.02 %   $ 1,169,488     $ 4,237     1.46 %
Net interest income       $ 12,764             $ 13,372             $ 12,671      
Interest rate spread           3.14 %           3.31 %           3.39 %
Net interest margin (1)           3.31 %           3.51 %           3.64 %
Average interest earning assets to
average interest bearing liabilities
          1.23             1.24             1.20  



(1) Fully taxable equivalent (FTE). The average yield on tax exempt securities is computed on a tax equivalent basis using a tax rate of 21% for the quarters ended March 31, 2021, December 31, 2020 and March 31, 2020. The FTE adjustment to net interest income included in the rate calculations totaled $1, $1 and $0 thousand for the three months ended March 31, 2021, December 31, 2020 and March 31, 2020, respectively.


The following table reports key financial metric ratios based on a net income and net income as adjusted basis:

    Three Months Ended
    March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020   March 31, 2020
Ratios based on net income:            
Return on average assets (annualized)   1.33 %   0.87 %   0.69 %
Return on average equity (annualized)   13.97 %   8.93 %   7.01 %
Return on average tangible common equity5 (annualized)   18.14 %   11.67 %   11.45 %
Efficiency ratio   56 %   60 %   66 %
Net interest margin with loan purchase accretion   3.31 %   3.51 %   3.64 %
Net interest margin without loan purchase accretion   3.20 %   3.13 %   3.27 %
Ratios based on net income as adjusted (non-GAAP):            
Return on average assets as adjusted2 (annualized)   1.35 %   0.90 %   0.69 %
Return on average equity as adjusted3 (annualized)   14.16 %   9.24 %   7.01 %
Return on average tangible common equity as adjusted5 (annualized)   18.39 %   12.06 %   9.50 %
Efficiency ratio4 as adjusted (non-GAAP)   55 %   59 %   66 %


Reconciliation of Return on Average Assets as Adjusted (non-GAAP)
(in thousands, except ratios)

    Three Months Ended
    March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020   March 31 2020
       
GAAP earnings after income taxes   $ 5,506     $ 3,570     $ 2,606  
Net income as adjusted after income taxes (non-GAAP) (1)   $ 5,582     $ 3,691     $ 2,606  
Average assets   $ 1,682,064     $ 1,634,459     $ 1,516,957  
Return on average assets (annualized)   1.33 %   0.87 %   0.69 %
Return on average assets as adjusted (non-GAAP) (annualized)   1.35 %   0.90 %   0.69 %

(1) See Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income and Net Income as Adjusted (non-GAAP)


Reconciliation of Return on Average Equity as Adjusted (non-GAAP)
(in thousands, except ratios)

    Three Months Ended
    March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020   March 31 2020
       
GAAP earnings after income taxes   $ 5,506     $ 3,570     $ 2,606  
Net income as adjusted after income taxes (non-GAAP) (1)   $ 5,582     $ 3,691     $ 2,606  
Average equity   $ 159,881     $ 158,968     $ 149,441  
Return on average equity (annualized)   13.97 %   8.93 %   7.01 %
Return on average equity as adjusted (non-GAAP) (annualized)   14.16 %   9.24 %   7.01 %

(1) See Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income and Net Income as Adjusted (non-GAAP)


Reconciliation of Return on Average Tangible Common Equity and Reconciliation of Return on Average Tangible Common Equity, as Adjusted (non-GAAP)
(in thousands, except ratios)

    Three Months Ended
    March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020   March 31, 2020
Total stockholders’ equity   $ 160,662       $ 160,564       $ 147,790    
Less: Goodwill   (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )  
Less: Intangible assets   (5,095 )     (5,494 )     (6,293 )  
Tangible common equity (non-GAAP)   $ 124,069       $ 123,572       $ 109,999    
Average tangible common equity (non-GAAP)   $ 123,088       $ 121,752       $ 110,364    
GAAP earnings after income taxes   $ 5,506       $ 3,570       $ 2,606    
Net income as adjusted after income taxes (non-GAAP) (1)   $ 5,582       $ 3,691       $ 2,606    
Return on average tangible common equity (annualized)   18.14   %   11.67   %   9.50   %
Return on average tangible common equity as adjusted (non-GAAP) (annualized)   18.39   %   12.06   %   9.50   %

(1) See Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income and Net Income as Adjusted (non-GAAP)


Reconciliation of Efficiency Ratio as Adjusted (non-GAAP)
(in thousands, except ratios)

    Three Months Ended
    March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020   March 31 2020
           
Non-interest expense (GAAP)   $ 9,489       $ 10,826       $ 10,731  
Branch Closure Costs (1)         (165 )      
FHLB borrowings prepayment fee (1)   (102 )            
Non-interest expense as adjusted (non-GAAP)   9,387       10,661       10,731  
Non-interest income   4,176       4,770       3,603  
Net interest margin   12,764       13,372       12,671  
Efficiency ratio denominator (GAAP)   $ 16,940       $ 18,142       $ 16,274  
Net gain on acquired business lines (1)                
Settlement proceeds (1)                
Efficiency ratio denominator (non-GAAP)   $ 16,940       $ 18,142       $ 16,274  
Efficiency ratio (GAAP)   56   %   60   %   66 %
Efficiency ratio as adjusted (non-GAAP)   55   %   59   %   66 %

(1) See Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income and Net Income as Adjusted (non-GAAP)


Reconciliation of tangible book value per share (non-GAAP)
(in thousands, except per share data)

Tangible book value per share at end of period   March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020   March 31, 2020
Total stockholders’ equity   $ 160,662       $ 160,564       $ 147,933    
Less: Goodwill   (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )  
Less: Intangible assets   (5,095 )     (5,494 )     (7,175 )  
Tangible common equity (non-GAAP)   $ 124,069       $ 123,572       $ 109,260    
Ending common shares outstanding   10,893,872       11,056,349       11,151,009    
Book value per share   $ 14.75       $ 14.52       $ 13.27    
Tangible book value per share (non-GAAP)   $ 11.39       $ 11.18       $ 9.80    

        
Reconciliation of tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets (non-GAAP)
(in thousands, except ratios)

Tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets at end of period   March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020   March 31, 2020
Total stockholders’ equity   $ 160,662       $ 160,564       $ 147,933    
Less: Goodwill   (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )  
Less: Intangible assets   (5,095 )     (5,494 )     (7,175 )  
Tangible common equity (non-GAAP)   $ 124,069       $ 123,572       $ 109,260    
Total Assets   $ 1,732,294       $ 1,649,095       $ 1,505,164    
Less: Goodwill   (31,498 )     (31,498 )     (31,498 )  
Less: Intangible assets   (5,095 )     (5,494 )     (7,175 )  
Tangible Assets (non-GAAP)   $ 1,695,701       $ 1,612,103       $ 1,466,491    
Less SBA PPP Loans   (118,931 )     (123,702 )        
Tangible Assets, excluding SBA PPP Loans (non-GAAP)   $ 1,576,770       $ 1,488,401       $ 1,466,491    
Total stockholders’ equity to total assets ratio   9.27   %   9.74   %   9.83   %
Tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets (non-GAAP)   7.32   %   7.67   %   7.45   %
Tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets, excluding SBA PPP Loans (non-GAAP)   7.87   %   8.30   %   7.45   %

1Net income as adjusted and net income as adjusted per share are non-GAAP financial measures that management believes enhances investors’ ability to better understand the underlying business performance and trends related to core business activities. For a detailed reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results, see the accompanying financial table “Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income and Net Income as Adjusted (non-GAAP)”.

2Return on average assets as adjusted is a non-GAAP measure that management believes enhances investors’ ability to better understand the underlying business performance and trends relative to average assets. For a detailed reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results, see the accompanying financial table “Reconciliation of Return on Average Assets as Adjusted (non-GAAP)”.

3Return on average equity as adjusted is a non-GAAP measure that management believes enhances investors’ ability to better understand the underlying business performance and trends relative to average equity. For a detailed reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results, see the accompanying financial table “Reconciliation of Return on Average Equity as Adjusted (non-GAAP)”.

4The efficiency ratio as adjusted (non-GAAP) is a non-GAAP measure that management believes enhances investors’ ability to better understand the underlying business performance and the Company’s ability to use what it has to generate the most profit possible for shareholders relative to core business activities. For a detailed reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results, see the accompanying financial table “Reconciliation of Efficiency Ratio as Adjusted (non-GAAP)”.

5Tangible book value, tangible book value per share, tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets, return on tangible common equity and return on tangible common equity as adjusted are non-GAAP measures that management believes enhances investors’ ability to better understand the Company’s financial position. For a detailed reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results, see the accompanying financial table “Reconciliation of tangible book value per share (non-GAAP)”, “Reconciliation of tangible common equity as a percent of tangible assets (non-GAAP)”, and “Reconciliation of return on average tangible common equity and Reconciliation of Return on Average Tangible Common Equity as Adjusted (non-GAAP)”. 


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