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Macatawa Bank Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

HOLLAND, Mich., July 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Macatawa Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:MCBC) today announced its results for the second quarter of 2015, reflecting continued improvement in financial performance.

  • Net income of $3.2 million in the second quarter 2015, up 17% from $2.8 million in the second quarter 2014
  • Second quarter revenue growth of $1.1 million, or 8%, compared to second quarter 2014 resulting from increases in net interest income and gains on sales of mortgage loans
  • Reduction in total non-interest expenses compared to the first quarter of 2015 and the second quarter of 2014
  • Despite seasonal paydowns, continued growth in performing loans - up $808,000 from the first quarter 2015
  • Nonperforming loans at lowest level since 2005
  • Past due loans only 0.17% total loans at end of second quarter 2015, another all-time low for the Company

Macatawa reported net income of $3.2 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2015 compared to $2.8 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2014. For the first six months of 2015, Macatawa reported net income of $6.1 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared to $5.4 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, for the same period in 2014.

"The Company’s operating performance continued to improve in the second quarter with 17 percent earnings improvement over the same period in 2014”, said Ronald L. Haan, President and CEO of the Company. “We achieved revenue growth while containing total non-interest expense. Despite significant seasonal paydowns in our agricultural loan portfolio, performing loans continued to grow, increasing by $808,000 during the second quarter. This growth added with growth in the previous three quarters continued to improve our net interest income. Asset quality also improved during the quarter. The Company achieved another record low for quarter-end loan delinquencies at just 0.17 percent of total loans. Nonperforming loans of $3.7 million were our lowest level since 2005. Expenses associated with the administration and disposition of problem assets were also down significantly in both the second quarter and year to date periods.”

Mr. Haan continued: "Non-interest income categories also improved during the second quarter of 2015. Mortgage banking, card services and trust and investment services revenues all increased compared to the second quarter of 2014. Mortgage banking revenues in the second quarter of 2015 exceeded the second quarter of 2014 by $353,000. Marketing and cross-selling efforts designed to increase debit and ATM card penetration into our customer base were also successful resulting in improved revenue from card services.”

Mr. Haan concluded: "We are pleased with our progress during the first half of 2015. Customer demand for both loan and deposit products remains strong, and continued growth in our loan portfolios in the second half of 2015 should have a positive impact on our earnings performance. Our long-term strategy to drive profitable growth remains unchanged and we are pleased with these results."

Operating Results
Net interest income for the second quarter 2015 totaled $10.8 million, an increase of $193,000 from the first quarter 2015 and an increase of $689,000 from the second quarter 2014. Net interest margin was 3.01 percent, down 6 basis points from the first quarter 2015, and down 5 basis points from the second quarter 2014.

Average interest earning assets for the second quarter 2015 increased $44.4 million from the first quarter 2015 and were up $122.2 million from the second quarter 2014.

Non-interest income increased $217,000 in the second quarter 2015 compared to the first quarter 2015 and increased $444,000 from the second quarter 2014. The increase from the second quarter 2014 was primarily due to increases in gains on sales of mortgage loans as the market for this activity rebounded in late 2014 with a drop in long term interest rates. This continued into the first half of 2015. The Bank originated $28.0 million in loans for sale in the second quarter 2015 compared to $23.4 million in loans for sale in the first quarter 2015 and $12.6 million in loans for sale in the second quarter 2014. Trust and investment services fees were also up in the second quarter of 2015 due to growth in the Bank’s customer base and improved investment market conditions.

Non-interest expense was $11.2 million for the second quarter 2015, compared to $11.9 million for the first quarter 2015 and $11.2 million for the second quarter 2014. The largest fluctuations in non-interest expense related to costs associated with the administration and disposition of problem loans and non-performing assets, which decreased $575,000 compared to the first quarter 2015 and decreased $634,000 compared to the second quarter 2014. Salaries and benefits were down $47,000 compared to the first quarter 2015 and were up $590,000 compared to the second quarter 2014 due a higher level of variable and incentive based compensation and an increase in medical insurance expense resulting from a higher level of claims experienced in 2015.

Federal income tax expense was $1.4 million for the second quarter 2015 compared to $1.2 million for the first quarter 2015 and $1.2 million for the second quarter 2014. The effective tax rate decreased from 30.88% for the second quarter 2014 to 30.63% for the second quarter 2015 as a result of an increase in tax-free municipal investments.

Asset Quality
As a result of the consistent improvements in nonperforming loans and past due loans over the past several quarters, the reduction in historical loan loss ratios, and large loan recoveries experienced in the second quarter 2015, a negative provision for loan losses of $500,000 was recorded in the second quarter 2015. Net loan recoveries for the second quarter 2015 were $1,000, compared to first quarter 2015 net loan recoveries of $718,000 and second quarter 2014 net loan recoveries of $666,000. The Bank has experienced net loan recoveries in four of the past five quarters, and in eight of the past ten quarters. Total loans past due on payments by 30 days or more amounted to $1.9 million at June 30, 2015, down 34 percent from $2.8 million at December 31, 2014 and down 63 percent from $5.2 million at June 30, 2014. Delinquency as a percentage of total loans was 0.17 percent at June 30, 2015, another new quarterly low for the Bank.

The allowance for loan losses of $18.1 million was 1.61 percent of total loans at June 30, 2015, compared to 1.70 percent of total loans at December 31, 2014, and 1.92 percent at June 30, 2014. The coverage ratio of allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans continued to be strong and significantly exceeded 1-to-1 coverage at 489.26 percent as of June 30, 2015, compared to 225.04 percent at December 31, 2014, and 248.59 percent at June 30, 2014.

At June 30, 2015, the Company's nonperforming loans were $3.7 million, representing 0.33 percent of total loans. This compares to $8.4 million (0.75 percent of total loans) at December 31, 2014 and $8.1 million (0.77 percent of total loans) at June 30, 2014. Other real estate owned and repossessed assets were $26.3 million at June 30, 2015, compared to $28.3 million at December 31, 2014 and $31.6 million at June 30, 2014. Total nonperforming assets, including other real estate owned and nonperforming loans, have decreased by $9.6 million, or 24 percent, from June 30, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

A break-down of non-performing loans is shown in the table below.


Dollars in 000s
June 30,
2015
March 31,
2015
December 31,
2014
September 30,
2014
June 30,
2014
Commercial Real Estate $ 1,188 $ 2,610 $ 2,023 $3,499 $3,955
Commercial and Industrial 2,392 6,732 5,605 4,372 3,485
Total Commercial Loans 3,580 9,342 7,628 7,871 7,440
Residential Mortgage Loans 2 64 305 144 142
Consumer Loans 134 405 493 410 483
Total Non-Performing Loans $3,716 $ 9,811 $ 8,426 $8,425 $8,065
Residential Developer Loans (a) $ 174 $ 213 $ 245 $2,245 $2,249
(a) Represents the amount of loans to residential developers secured by single family residential property which is included in non-performing commercial loans secured by real estate.


Total non-performing assets were $30.0 million, or 1.86 percent of total assets, at June 30, 2015. A break-down of non-performing assets is shown in the table below.


Dollars in 000s
June 30,
2015
March 31,
2015
December 31,
2014
September 30,
2014
June 30,
2014
Non-Performing Loans $3,716 $9,811 $8,426 $8,425 $8,065
Other Repossessed Assets -- 38 38 38 48
Other Real Estate Owned 26,303 27,038 28,242 28,763 31,523
Total Non-Performing Assets $30,019 $36,887 $36,706 $37,226 $39,636


Balance Sheet, Liquidity and Capital
Total assets were $1.62 billion at June 30, 2015, an increase of $34.2 million from $1.58 billion at December 31, 2014 and an increase of $126.9 million from $1.49 billion at June 30, 2014. Total loans were $1.13 billion at June 30, 2015, an increase of $11.5 million from $1.12 billion at December 31, 2014 and an increase of $86.5 million from $1.04 billion at June 30, 2014.

Commercial loans increased by $6.4 million from December 31, 2014 to June 30, 2015, along with an increase of $5.1 million in our residential mortgage and consumer loan portfolios. Commercial real estate loans decreased by $16.1 million, as the Company continued its efforts to reduce exposure in this segment, and commercial and industrial loans increased by $22.5 million during the same period.

The composition of the commercial loan portfolio is shown in the table below:


Dollars in 000s
June 30,
2015
March 31,
2015
December 31,
2014
September 30,
2014
June 30,
2014
Construction and Development $ 77,363 $ 77,494 $ 81,296 $82,485 $84,448
Other Commercial Real Estate 397,042 410,578 409,235 385,432 380,146
Commercial Loans Secured by Real Estate 474,405 488,072 490,531 467,917 464,594
Commercial and Industrial 350,202 341,530 327,674 285,833 284,152
Total Commercial Loans $ 824,607 $ 829,602 $ 818,205 $753,750 $748,746
Residential Developer Loans (a) $ 29,741 $ 29,415 $ 29,804 $32,441 $33,622
(a) Represents the amount of loans to residential developers secured by single family residential property which is included in commercial loans secured by real estate.


At June 30, 2015, total performing loans amounted to $1.13 billion, an increase of $808,000 from March 31, 2015. This increase came despite the Bank receiving seasonal paydowns of $28.1 million during the quarter on a portion of its agricultural loan portfolio.

Total deposits were $1.33 billion at June 30, 2015, up $21.5 million from $1.31 billion at December 31, 2014 and were up $112.1 million from $1.22 billion at June 30, 2014. The increase from June 30, 2014 was primarily related to increases in checking, savings and money market accounts, which grew by $146.0 million, or 13 percent, compared to the second quarter 2014. The Bank continues to be successful at attracting and retaining core deposit customers. Customer deposit accounts remain insured to the highest levels available under FDIC deposit insurance.

The Bank's risk-based regulatory capital ratios decreased slightly in the first quarter 2015 due to asset growth and the impact of applying the new Basel III capital requirements, but increased again in the second quarter 2015 and continue to be at levels among the highest in Bank history, comfortably above levels required to be categorized as “well capitalized” under applicable regulatory capital guidelines. As such, the Bank was categorized as "well capitalized" at June 30, 2015.

About Macatawa Bank
Headquartered in Holland, Mich., Macatawa Bank offers a full range of banking, retail and commercial lending, wealth management and ecommerce services to individuals, businesses and governmental entities from a network of 26 full-service branches located throughout communities in Kent, Ottawa and northern Allegan counties. The bank is recognized for its local management team and decision making, along with providing customers excellent service, a rewarding experience and superior financial products. Macatawa Bank has been awarded for its exceptional commitment to service by readers of the Holland Sentinel as the “Best Bank on the Lakeshore” since 2002, and “Best Bank in Grand Rapids” by readers of Grand Rapids Magazine since 2009. The bank has also been recognized for the past four consecutive years as “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”. For more information, visit www.macatawabank.com.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on management's current beliefs, expectations, assumptions, estimates, plans and intentions. Forward-looking statements are identifiable by words or phrases such as "believe," "may," “should,” "will," "continue," "improving," "additional," "focus," "future," “efforts,” “strategy,” “momentum,” "well positioned," and other similar words or phrases. Such statements are based upon current beliefs and expectations and involve substantial risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These statements include, among others, statements related to trends in our key operating metrics and financial performance, future levels of earnings and profitability, future levels of earning assets, future asset quality, future growth, future yield compression and future net interest margin. All statements with references to future time periods are forward-looking. Management's determination of the provision and allowance for loan losses, the appropriate carrying value of intangible assets (including deferred tax assets) and other real estate owned and the fair value of investment securities (including whether any impairment on any investment security is temporary or other-than-temporary and the amount of any impairment) involves judgments that are inherently forward-looking. Our ability to sell other real estate owned at its carrying value or at all, utilize our deferred tax asset, successfully implement new programs and initiatives, increase efficiencies, maintain our current level of deposits and other sources of funding, maintain liquidity, respond to declines in collateral values and credit quality, improve profitability, and produce consistent core earnings is not entirely within our control and is not assured. The future effect of changes in the real estate, financial and credit markets and the national and regional economy on the banking industry, generally, and Macatawa Bank Corporation, specifically, are also inherently uncertain. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions ("risk factors") that are difficult to predict with regard to timing, extend, likelihood and degree of occurrence. Therefore, actual results and outcomes may materially differ from what may be expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Macatawa Bank Corporation does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect the impact of circumstances or events that may arise after the date of the forward-looking statements.

Risk factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors described in "Item 1A - Risk Factors" of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. These and other factors are representative of the risk factors that may emerge and could cause a difference between an ultimate actual outcome and a preceding forward-looking statement.

MACATAWA BANK CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL SUMMARY
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands except per share information)
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 30June 30
EARNINGS SUMMARY 2015 2014 2015 2014
Total interest income$ 12,238 $ 11,528 $ 24,249 $ 23,498
Total interest expense 1,393 1,372 2,752 2,867
Net interest income 10,845 10,156 21,497 20,631
Provision for loan losses (500) (1,000) (1,500) (2,000)
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 11,345 11,156 22,997 22,631
NON-INTEREST INCOME
Deposit service charges 1,097 1,065 2,098 2,056
Net gains on mortgage loans 821 468 1,544 726
Trust fees 723 701 1,457 1,332
Other 1,871 1,834 3,708 3,464
Total non-interest income 4,512 4,068 8,807 7,578
NON-INTEREST EXPENSE
Salaries and benefits 6,134 5,544 12,316 11,367
Occupancy 903 932 1,875 1,940
Furniture and equipment 813 751 1,596 1,591
FDIC assessment 289 320 571 647
Administration and disposition of problem assets 253 887 660 1,357
Other 2,830 2,804 6,066 5,506
Total non-interest expense 11,222 11,238 23,084 22,408
Income before income tax 4,635 3,986 8,720 7,801
Income tax expense 1,420 1,231 2,665 2,408
Net income$ 3,215 $ 2,755 $ 6,055 $ 5,393
Net income attributable to common shareholders$ 3,215 $ 2,755 $ 6,055 $ 5,393
Basic earnings per common share$ 0.09 $ 0.08 $ 0.18 $ 0.16
Diluted earnings per common share$ 0.09 $ 0.08 $ 0.18 $ 0.16
Return on average assets 0.81% 0.75% 0.77% 0.73%
Return on average equity 8.78% 8.03% 8.34% 7.94%
Net interest margin 3.01% 3.06% 3.04% 3.10%
Efficiency ratio 73.07% 79.01% 76.17% 79.44%
BALANCE SHEET DATA June 30December 31June 30
Assets 2015 2014 2014
Cash and due from banks $ 28,853 $ 31,503 $ 37,533
Federal funds sold and other short-term investments 112,721 97,952 80,432
Interest-bearing time deposits in other financial institutions 20,000 20,000 32,500
Securities available for sale 158,866 161,874 152,227
Securities held to maturity 43,229 31,585 19,123
Federal Home Loan Bank Stock 11,558 11,238 11,236
Loans held for sale 5,114 2,347 1,409
Total loans 1,130,024 1,118,483 1,043,529
Less allowance for loan loss 18,181 18,962 20,049
Net loans 1,111,843 1,099,521 1,023,480
Premises and equipment, net 52,132 52,894 53,308
Bank-owned life insurance 28,528 28,195 27,845
Other real estate owned 26,303 28,242 31,523
Other assets 18,867 18,495 20,526
Total Assets $ 1,618,014 $ 1,583,846 $ 1,491,142
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Noninterest-bearing deposits $ 389,828 $ 404,143 $ 383,102
Interest-bearing deposits 937,985 902,182 832,622
Total deposits 1,327,813 1,306,325 1,215,724
Other borrowed funds 96,836 88,107 88,774
Long-term debt 41,238 41,238 41,238
Other liabilities 5,284 5,657 7,314
Total Liabilities 1,471,171 1,441,327 1,353,050
Shareholders' equity 146,843 142,519 138,092
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ 1,618,014 $ 1,583,846 $ 1,491,142

MACATAWA BANK CORPORATION
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands except per share information)
Quarterly Year to Date
2nd Qtr 1st Qtr 4th Qtr 3rd Qtr 2nd Qtr
2015 2015 2014 2014 2014 2015 2014
EARNINGS SUMMARY
Net interest income $ 10,845 $ 10,652 $ 10,457 $ 10,304 $ 10,156 $ 21,497 $ 20,631
Provision for loan losses (500) (1,000) (600) (750) (1,000) (1,500) (2,000)
Total non-interest income 4,512 4,295 4,333 4,303 4,068 8,807 7,578
Total non-interest expense 11,222 11,862 12,113 11,389 11,238 23,084 22,408
Federal income tax expense 1,420 1,245 960 1,206 1,231 2,665 2,408
Net income $ 3,215 $ 2,840 $ 2,317 $ 2,762 $ 2,755 $ 6,055 $ 5,393
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.09 $ 0.08 $ 0.07 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.18 $ 0.16
Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.09 $ 0.08 $ 0.07 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.18 $ 0.16
MARKET DATA
Book value per common share $ 4.34 $ 4.30 $ 4.21 $ 4.15 $ 4.09 $ 4.34 $ 4.09
Tangible book value per common share $ 4.34 $ 4.30 $ 4.21 $ 4.15 $ 4.09 $ 4.34 $ 4.09
Market value per common share $ 5.30 $ 5.35 $ 5.44 $ 4.80 $ 5.07 $ 5.30 $ 5.07
Average basic common shares 33,866,789 33,866,789 33,837,334 33,795,384 33,788,431 33,866,789 33,789,481
Average diluted common shares 33,866,789 33,866,789 33,837,334 33,795,384 33,788,431 33,866,789 33,789,481
Period end common shares 33,866,789 33,866,789 33,866,789 33,803,823 33,788,431 33,866,789 33,788,431
PERFORMANCE RATIOS
Return on average assets 0.81% 0.73% 0.61% 0.74% 0.75% 0.77% 0.73%
Return on average equity 8.78% 7.89% 6.54% 7.94% 8.03% 8.34% 7.94%
Net interest margin (fully taxable equivalent) 3.01% 3.07% 3.05% 3.04% 3.06% 3.04% 3.11%
Efficiency ratio 73.07% 79.36% 81.90% 77.97% 79.01% 76.17% 79.44%
Full-time equivalent employees (period end) 347 351 355 352 348 347 348
ASSET QUALITY
Gross charge-offs $ 202 $ 78 $ 382 $ 120 $ 92 $ 280 $ 174
Net charge-offs $ (1) $ (718) $ 67 $ (330) $ (666) $ (719) $ (1,251)
Net charge-offs to average loans (annualized) 0.00% -0.26% 0.02% -0.13% -0.26% -0.13% -0.24%
Nonperforming loans $ 3,716 $ 9,811 $ 8,426 $ 8,425 $ 8,065 $ 3,716 $ 8,065
Other real estate and repossessed assets $ 26,303 $ 27,076 $ 28,280 $ 28,801 $ 31,571 $ 26,303 $ 31,571
Nonperforming loans to total loans 0.33% 0.86% 0.75% 0.80% 0.77% 0.33% 0.77%
Nonperforming assets to total assets 1.86% 2.29% 2.32% 2.50% 2.66% 1.86% 2.66%
Allowance for loan losses $ 18,181 $ 18,680 $ 18,962 $ 19,629 $ 20,049 $ 18,181 $ 20,049
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.61% 1.65% 1.70% 1.86% 1.92% 1.61% 1.92%
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans 489.26% 190.40% 225.04% 232.99% 248.59% 489.26% 248.59%
CAPITAL
Average equity to average assets 9.18% 9.29% 9.40% 9.29% 9.29% 9.24% 9.15%
Common equity tier 1 to risk weighted assets (Consolidated) 10.87% 10.74% N/A N/A N/A 10.87% N/A
Tier 1 capital to average assets (Consolidated) 11.70% 11.90% 11.61% 11.55% 11.43% 11.70% 11.43%
Total capital to risk-weighted assets (Consolidated) 15.09% 14.97% 15.55% 16.27% 16.33% 15.09% 16.33%
Common equity tier 1 to risk weighted assets (Bank) 13.44% 13.31% N/A N/A N/A 13.44% N/A
Tier 1 capital to average assets (Bank) 11.38% 11.57% 11.41% 11.36% 11.26% 11.38% 11.26%
Total capital to risk-weighted assets (Bank) 14.69% 14.57% 15.27% 15.98% 16.06% 14.69% 16.06%
Tangible common equity to assets 9.09% 9.05% 9.05% 9.49% 9.34% 9.09% 9.34%
END OF PERIOD BALANCES
Total portfolio loans $ 1,130,024 $ 1,135,311 $ 1,118,483 $ 1,054,788 $ 1,043,529 $ 1,130,024 $ 1,043,529
Earning assets 1,480,839 1,471,945 1,442,651 1,355,635 1,340,438 1,480,839 1,340,438
Total assets 1,618,014 1,610,209 1,583,845 1,489,664 1,491,142 1,617,519 1,491,142
Deposits 1,327,813 1,320,516 1,306,325 1,216,089 1,215,724 1,327,813 1,215,724
Total shareholders' equity 146,843 145,581 142,519 140,469 138,092 146,843 138,092
AVERAGE BALANCES
Total portfolio loans $ 1,138,880 $ 1,120,395 $ 1,072,585 $ 1,043,774 $ 1,040,413 $ 1,129,688 $ 1,039,053
Earning assets 1,460,025 1,415,643 1,373,157 1,358,219 1,337,822 1,437,957 1,343,863
Total assets 1,594,365 1,550,377 1,508,441 1,497,386 1,477,114 1,572,493 1,485,113
Deposits 1,302,349 1,271,228 1,232,343 1,224,041 1,205,194 1,286,874 1,214,509
Total shareholders' equity 146,404 144,062 141,720 139,107 137,163 145,239 135,833

CONTACT: Macatawa Bank Corporation macatawabank.com

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