|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: Matt Funke, CFO|
|April 25, 2016||(573) 778-1800|
SOUTHERN MISSOURI BANCORP REPORTS PRELIMINARY THIRD QUARTER RESULTS,
DECLARES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.09 PER COMMON SHARE,
SCHEDULES CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS RESULTS FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 26, AT 3:30PM CDT
Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (“Company”) (NASDAQ: SMBC), the parent corporation of Southern Bank (“Bank”), today announced preliminary net income available to common shareholders for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 of $3.3 million, an increase of $6,000, or 0.2%, as compared to the same period of the prior fiscal year. The increase was attributable to reduced provision for loan losses, increased noninterest income, and the elimination of preferred dividends as a result of the October 2015 preferred share repurchase, partially offset by lower net interest income, higher noninterest expense, and higher provision for income taxes. Preliminary net income available to common shareholders was $.45 per fully diluted common share for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, an increase of $0.01, or 2.3%, as compared to the same period of the prior fiscal year, adjusted for the two-for-one common stock split in the form of a 100% common stock dividend paid in January 2015.
Highlights for the third quarter of fiscal 2016:
- Earnings per common share (diluted) were $.45, up $.01, or 2.3%, as compared to $.44 earned in the same quarter a year ago (adjusted for the January 2015 stock split), and down $.11, or 19.6%, as compared to the $.56 earned in the second quarter of fiscal 2016, the linked quarter, which included benefits from larger non-recurring items.
- Annualized return on average assets was 0.99%, while annualized return on average common equity was 11.0%, as compared to 1.04% and 11.9%, respectively, in the same quarter a year ago, and 1.27% and 14.0%, respectively, in the second quarter of fiscal 2016, the linked quarter.
- Net loan growth for the first nine months of fiscal 2016 was $41.6 million, or 4.0%. Deposits were up $66.9 million, or 6.3%.
- Net interest margin for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was 3.72%, down from the 3.89% reported for the year ago period, and down from 3.88% for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, the linked quarter.
- Noninterest income (excluding available-for-sale securities gains) was up 4.0% for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, compared to the year ago period, and down 22.0% from the second quarter of fiscal 2016, the linked quarter, which included benefits from larger non-recurring items.
- Noninterest expense was up 2.1% for the third quarter of fiscal 2016, compared to the year ago period, and up 1.1% from the second quarter of fiscal 2016, the linked quarter.
- Nonperforming assets were $8.3 million, or 0.62% of total assets, at March 31, 2016, as compared to $7.6 million, or 0.57% of total assets, at December 31, 2015.
As the Company noted in a report on Form 8-k filed April 21, 2016, the Board of Directors, on April 19, 2016, was pleased to declare its 88th consecutive quarterly dividend on common stock since the inception of the Company. The cash dividend of $.09 per common share will be paid May 31, 2016, to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 13, 2016. The Board of Directors and management believe the payment of a quarterly cash dividend enhances shareholder value and demonstrates our commitment to and confidence in our future prospects.
The Company will host a conference call to review the information provided in this press release on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. central time (4:30 p.m. eastern). The call will be available live to interested parties by calling 1-888-339-0709 in the United States (Canada: 1-855-669-9657, international: 1-412-902-4189). Telephone playback will be available beginning one hour following the conclusion of the call through May 9, 2016. The playback may be accessed by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (Canada: 1-855-669-9658, international: 1-412-317-0088), and using the conference passcode 10085280. Participants should ask to be joined into the Southern Missouri Bancorp (SMBC) call.
Balance Sheet Summary:
The Company experienced balance sheet growth in the first nine months of fiscal 2016, with total assets of $1.3 billion at March 31, 2016, reflecting an increase of $44.4 million, or 3.4%, as compared to June 30, 2015. Balance sheet growth was funded primarily through deposit growth.
Available-for-sale (AFS) securities were $128.7 million at March 31, 2016, a decrease of $858,000, or 0.7%, as compared to June 30, 2015. The decrease was attributable to reductions in mortgage-backed securities and agency bonds, partially offset by increases in municipal and other securities. Cash equivalents and time deposits were $18.5 million, a decrease of $202,000, or 1.1%, as compared to June 30, 2015.
Loans, net of the allowance for loan losses, were $1.1 billion at March 31, 2016, an increase of $41.6 million, or 4.0%, as compared to June 30, 2015. The increase was primarily attributable to growth in commercial real estate, construction, and residential loan balances, partially offset by a reduction in commercial loan balances. The increase in commercial real estate loans was attributable to nonresidential and agricultural real estate loan originations. The increase in residential real estate loans was attributable primarily to multifamily real estate loan originations. The decrease in commercial loan balances was attributable to repayments from both commercial & industrial borrowers and agricultural borrowers. Loans anticipated to fund in the next 90 days stood at $59.4 million at March 31, 2016, as compared to $35.2 million at December 31, 2015, and $19.7 million at March 31, 2015.
Nonperforming loans were $5.0 million, or 0.45% of gross loans, at March 31, 2016, as compared to $3.8 million, or 0.36% of gross loans, at June 30, 2015. The increase in nonperforming loans was attributed primarily to a single commercial loan acquired in the FDIC-assisted acquisition of First Southern Bank in December 2010. Nonperforming assets were $8.3 million, or 0.62% of total assets, at March 31, 2016, as compared to $8.3 million, or 0.64% of total assets, at June 30, 2015. Our allowance for loan losses at March 31, 2016, totaled $13.7 million, representing 1.24% of gross loans and 276% of nonperforming loans, as compared to $12.3 million, or 1.15% of gross loans, and 323% of nonperforming loans, at June 30, 2015. For all impaired loans, the Company has measured impairment under ASC 310-10-35, and management believes the allowance for loan losses at March 31, 2016, is adequate, based on that measurement.
Total liabilities were $1.2 billion at March 31, 2016, an increase of $54.8 million, or 4.7%, as compared to June 30, 2015.
Deposits were $1.1 billion at March 31, 2016, an increase of $66.9 million, or 6.3%, as compared to June 30, 2015. The increase was primarily attributable to growth in interest-bearing transaction accounts, money market deposit accounts, and noninterest-bearing transaction accounts, partially offset by declines in savings accounts and certificates of deposit. The average loan-to-deposit ratio for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was 96.9%, as compared to 97.6% for the same period of the prior fiscal year.
FHLB advances were $48.6 million at March 31, 2016, a decrease of $16.1 million, or 24.9%, as compared to June 30, 2015. The decrease was attributable to the Company’s reduction in overnight borrowings due to strong deposit growth during the fiscal year to date. Securities sold under agreements to repurchase totaled $31.6 million at March 31, 2016, an increase of $4.2 million, or 15.5%, as compared to June 30, 2015. At both dates, the full balance of repurchase agreements was due to local small business and government counterparties.
The Company’s stockholders’ equity was $122.2 million at March 31, 2016, a decrease of $10.4 million, or 7.8%, as compared to June 30, 2015. The decrease was attributable to the redemption of the Company’s $20.0 million in preferred stock which had been issued in July 2011 under the U.S. Treasury’s Small Business Lending Fund program and payment of dividends on common and preferred stock, partially offset by retention of net income and an increase in accumulated other comprehensive income.
Income Statement Summary:
The Company’s net interest income for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016, was $11.5 million, a decrease of $189,000, or 1.6%, as compared to the same period of the prior fiscal year. The decrease was attributable to a decrease in net interest margin, to 3.72% in the current three-month period, as compared to 3.89% in the three-month period ended March 31, 2015, partially offset by a 2.7% increase in the average balance of interest-earning assets.
Accretion of fair value discount on acquired loans and amortization of fair value premiums on assumed time deposits related to the Company’s acquisition of Peoples Service Company and its subsidiary, Peoples Bank of the Ozarks in August 2014 (the “Peoples Acquisition”), decreased to $322,000 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016, as compared to $558,000 in the same period of the prior fiscal year. This component of net interest income contributed ten basis points to net interest margin in the three-month period ended March 31, 2016, as compared to a contribution of 19 basis points both for the same period of the prior fiscal year, and for the three-month period ended December 31, 2015, the linked quarter. The dollar impact of this component of net interest income has generally been declining each sequential quarter as assets from the Peoples Acquisition mature or prepay; however, the decline from the three-month period ended December 31, 2015, was larger as a result of inclusion in that quarter’s results of the resolution of a purchased credit-impaired loan with a carrying value significantly less than the payoff realized.
The provision for loan losses for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016, was $563,000, as compared to $837,000 in the same period of the prior fiscal year. As a percentage of average loans outstanding, provision for loan losses in the current three-month period represented a charge of .21% (annualized), while the Company recorded net charge offs during the period of .02% (annualized). During the same period of the prior fiscal year, provision for loan losses as a percentage of average loans outstanding represented a charge of .32% (annualized), while the Company recorded net charge offs of .02% (annualized).
The Company’s noninterest income for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016, was $2.2 million, an increase of $84,000, or 4.0%, as compared to the same period of the prior fiscal year. The increase was attributable primarily to deposit account service charges, bank card interchange income, loan origination fees, and gains realized on secondary market loan originations, partially offset by a decrease in loan late charges.
Noninterest expense for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016, was $8.3 million, an increase of $166,000, or 2.1%, as compared to the same period of the prior fiscal year. The increase was attributable primarily to higher occupancy expenses and employee compensation and benefits, partially offset by lower charges to amortize core deposit and other intangibles, legal and professional fees, and advertising expenses. The efficiency ratio for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016, was 60.3%, as compared to 58.7% for the same period of the prior fiscal year. The deterioration resulted from the increase in noninterest expense and the decrease in net interest income, partially offset by the increase in noninterest income.
The income tax provision for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016, was $1.5 million, an increase of $47,000, or 3.1%, as compared to the same period of the prior fiscal year, attributable to an increase in the effective tax rate, from 30.8% to 31.7%, while pre-tax income was relatively unchanged. The general trend in the effective tax rate has been upward, as the Company’s taxable income has grown at a rate faster than its investments in tax advantaged assets.
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, including: the strength of the United States economy in general and the strength of the local economies in which we conduct operations; fluctuations in interest rates and in real estate values; monetary and fiscal policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the U.S. Government and other governmental initiatives affecting the financial services industry; the risks of lending and investing activities, including changes in the level and direction of loan delinquencies and write-offs and changes in estimates of the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses; our ability to access cost-effective funding; the timely development of and acceptance of our new products and services and the perceived overall value of these products and services by users, including the features, pricing and quality compared to competitors' products and services; expected cost savings, synergies and other benefits from the Company’s merger and acquisition activities might not be realized to the extent anticipated or within the anticipated time frames, if at all, and costs or difficulties relating to integration matters, including but not limited to customer and employee retention, might be greater than expected; fluctuations in real estate values and both residential and commercial real estate market conditions; demand for loans and deposits in our market area; legislative or regulatory changes that adversely affect our business; results of examinations of us by our regulators, including the possibility that our regulators may, among other things, require us to increase our reserve for loan losses or to write-down assets; the impact of technological changes; and our success at managing the risks involved in the foregoing. Any forward-looking statements are based upon management’s beliefs and assumptions at the time they are made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those contained in such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking statements discussed might not occur, and you should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.
|Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.|
|UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL INFORMATION|
|Summary Balance Sheet Data as of:||March 31,||December 31,||September 30,||June 30,||March 31,|
|(dollars in thousands, except per share data)||2016||2015||2015||2015||2015|
|Cash equivalents and time deposits||$||18,517||$||25,794||$||20,250||$||18,719||$||23,496|
|Available for sale (AFS) securities||128,735||129,085||127,485||129,593||133,637|
|FHLB/FRB membership stock||5,886||6,238||7,162||6,467||6,475|
|Loans receivable, gross||1,108,452||1,092,599||1,081,899||1,065,443||1,061,267|
|Allowance for loan losses||13,693||13,172||12,812||12,297||11,743|
|Loans receivable, net||1,094,759||1,079,427||1,069,087||1,053,146||1,049,524|
|Bank-owned life insurance||19,897||19,754||19,836||19,692||19,549|
|Premises and equipment||46,670||45,505||42,788||39,726||37,490|
|Securities sold under agreements to repurchase||31,575||23,066||24,429||27,332||27,960|
|Common stockholders' equity||122,247||119,208||115,875||112,643||112,957|
|Total stockholders' equity||122,247||119,208||135,875||132,643||132,957|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||1,344,472||$||1,337,672||$||1,319,793||$||1,300,064||$||1,302,858|
|Equity to assets ratio||9.09||%||8.91||%||10.30||%||10.20||%||10.21||%|
|Common shares outstanding||7,437,616||7,428,416||7,424,666||7,419,666||7,413,666|
|Less: Restricted common shares not vested||52,750||53,150||54,800||55,600||73,200|
|Common shares for book value determination||7,384,866||7,375,266||7,369,866||7,364,066||7,340,466|
|Book value per common share||$||16.55||$||16.16||$||15.72||$||15.30||$||15.39|
|Closing market price||24.02||23.90||20.72||18.85||18.87|
|Nonperforming asset data as of:||March 31,||December 31,||September 30,||June 30,||March 31,|
|(dollars in thousands)||2016||2015||2015||2015||2015|
|Accruing loans 90 days or more past due||70||79||50||45||137|
|Nonperforming troubled debt restructurings (1)||-||-||-||-||-|
|Total nonperforming loans||4,960||3,882||4,071||3,803||4,337|
|Other real estate owned (OREO)||3,244||3,617||4,392||4,440||4,291|
|Personal property repossessed||90||118||109||64||36|
|Total nonperforming assets||$||8,294||$||7,617||$||8,572||$||8,307||$||8,664|
|Total nonperforming assets to total assets||0.62||%||0.57||%||0.65||%||0.64||%||0.66||%|
|Total nonperforming loans to gross loans||0.45||%||0.36||%||0.38||%||0.36||%||0.41||%|
|Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans||276.07||%||339.31||%||314.71||%||323.35||%||270.76||%|
|Allowance for loan losses to gross loans||1.24||%||1.21||%||1.18||%||1.15||%||1.11||%|
|Performing troubled debt restructurings||$||5,871||$||5,548||$||6,949||$||6,548||$||3,620|
|(1) reported here only if not otherwise listed as nonperforming (i.e., nonaccrual or 90+ days past due)|
|For the three-month period ended|
|Quarterly Average Balance Sheet Data:||March 31,||December 31,||September 30,||June 30,||March 31,|
|(dollars in thousands)||2016||2015||2015||2015||2015|
|Interest-bearing cash equivalents||$||14,475||$||10,352||$||9,488||$||12,398||$||16,148|
|AFS securities and membership stock||132,913||135,044||135,706||136,063||147,433|
|Loans receivable, gross||1,088,833||1,080,526||1,063,851||1,050,087||1,040,371|
|Total interest-earning assets||1,236,221||1,225,922||1,209,045||1,198,548||1,203,952|
|Securities sold under agreements to repurchase||29,496||24,861||25,885||27,442||26,256|
|Total interest-bearing liabilities||1,081,755||1,073,172||1,044,488||1,031,910||1,041,513|
|Other noninterest-bearing liabilities||5,765||755||1,472||802||754|
|Common stockholders' equity||120,924||119,386||114,239||112,893||111,618|
|Total stockholders' equity||120,924||122,647||134,239||132,893||131,618|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||1,336,728||$||1,322,333||$||1,300,482||$||1,290,041||$||1,296,918|
|For the three-month period ended|
|Quarterly Summary Income Statement Data:||March 31,||December 31,||September 30,||June 30,||March 31,|
|(dollars in thousands, except per share data)||2016||2015||2015||2015||2015|
|AFS securities and membership stock||853||864||865||843||918|
|Total interest income||13,849||14,235||13,970||13,816||13,909|
|Securities sold under agreements to repurchase||32||29||29||32||30|
|Total interest expense||2,341||2,335||2,266||2,270||2,212|
|Net interest income||11,508||11,900||11,704||11,546||11,697|
|Provision for loan losses||563||496||618||659||837|
|Other noninterest income||2,178||2,791||2,202||2,398||2,091|
|Less: effective dividend on preferred shares||-||35||50||50||50|
|Net income available to common shareholders||$||3,322||$||4,172||$||3,585||$||3,515||$||3,316|
|Basic earnings per common share (2)||$||0.45||$||0.56||$||0.48||$||0.47||$||0.45|
|Diluted earnings per common share (2)||0.45||0.56||0.48||0.47||0.44|
|Dividends per common share (2)||0.090||0.090||0.090||0.085||0.085|
|Average common shares outstanding (2):|
|Return on average assets||0.99||%||1.27||%||1.12||%||1.11||%||1.04||%|
|Return on average common shareholders' equity||11.0||%||14.0||%||12.6||%||12.5||%||11.9||%|
|Net interest margin||3.72||%||3.88||%||3.87||%||3.85||%||3.89||%|
|Net interest spread||3.61||%||3.77||%||3.75||%||3.73||%||3.77||%|
|(2) adjusted to reflect the 2-for-1 stock split in the form of a 100% stock dividend paid January 30, 2015|
Source:Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.