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Macatawa Bank Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

HOLLAND, Mich., July 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Macatawa Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:MCBC) today announced its results for the second quarter of 2016, reflecting continued improvement in financial performance.

  • Net income of $3.7 million in second quarter 2016, up 16% from $3.2 million in second quarter 2015
  • Total loans up $81.8 million, or 7%, since second quarter 2015
  • Net interest income increase of $763,000 aided by growth in loans
  • Past due loans remained at very low levels - only 0.08% of total loans at end of second quarter 2016
  • Nonperforming assets down 52% from second quarter 2015
  • Favorable loan collection results – six consecutive quarters of net recoveries
  • Strong capital levels

Macatawa reported net income of $3.7 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2016 compared to $3.2 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2015. For the first six months of 2016, Macatawa reported net income of $7.2 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared to $6.1 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the same period in 2015.

"We continued to improve our financial performance in the second quarter showing 16% growth in earnings over the second quarter of last year,” said Ronald L. Haan, President and CEO of the Company. “Our earnings improvement was due primarily to increased net interest income fueled by growth in portfolio loans, which were up $13.9 million since year end 2015 and up $81.8 million since the second quarter of 2015. Consistent with our objectives, we have achieved this loan growth while also maintaining the quality of our loan portfolio. Quarter end delinquencies continued at historically low levels at just 0.08 percent of total portfolio loans. We experienced net loan recoveries again this quarter and have for the past six quarters. As a result, we again had a negative provision for loan losses. While second quarter expenses associated with the administration and disposition of problem assets increased from the same period in 2015, year to date they are still $209,000 below the level experienced in 2015. We are pleased with the 52 percent reduction in the level of our non-performing assets since the second quarter of 2015, but recognize more reductions are necessary.”

Mr. Haan concluded: "For the last several quarters we have been able to grow our revenue while maintaining a disciplined approach to expenses. We have also been able to grow our loan portfolio while strengthening our capital levels. These achievements reflect a discipline that will continue to guide our focus in coming quarters.”

Operating Results
Net interest income for the second quarter 2016 totaled $11.6 million, a decrease of $130,000 from the first quarter 2016 and an increase of $763,000 from the second quarter 2015. Net interest margin was 3.08 percent for the second quarter 2016, down 1 basis point from the first quarter 2016, and up 7 basis points from the second quarter 2015.

Average interest earning assets for the second quarter 2016 decreased $7.6 million from the first quarter 2016 and were up $71.5 million from the second quarter 2015. The decrease from the first quarter 2016 was due to seasonal paydowns on certain agricultural loans.

Non-interest income overall was consistent between periods, with increases in deposit service charges, trust fees and other noninterest income offsetting the impact of a lower level of gains on sales of mortgage loans in 2016. Noninterest income for the first quarter 2016 was elevated due to the payout on a bank owned life insurance policy. The Bank originated $19.0 million in loans for sale in the second quarter 2016 compared to $18.9 million in loans for sale in the first quarter 2016 and $28.0 million in loans for sale in the second quarter 2015.

Non-interest expense was $11.5 million for the second quarter 2016, compared to $11.6 million for the first quarter 2016 and $11.2 million for the second quarter 2015. The largest fluctuations in non-interest expense related to costs associated with the administration and disposition of problem loans and non-performing assets, which increased $49,000 compared to the first quarter 2016 and increased $207,000 compared to the second quarter 2015. Other categories of non-interest expense were consistent with levels experienced in the first quarter 2016 and the second quarter 2015.

Federal income tax expense was $1.7 million for the second quarter 2016 compared to $1.4 million for the first quarter 2016 and $1.4 million for the second quarter 2015. The effective tax rate was 31.0 percent for the second quarter 2016, compared to 28.6 percent for the first quarter 2016 and 30.6 percent for the second quarter 2015. The decrease in the effective tax rate for the first quarter 2016 was due to the elevated level of earnings on bank owned life insurance during the quarter due to the payment of a death benefit during the quarter.

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 net loan recoveries experienced in the second quarter 2016, a negative provision for loan losses of $750,000 was recorded in the second quarter 2016. Net loan recoveries for the second quarter 2016 were $580,000, compared to first quarter 2016 net loan recoveries of $148,000 and second quarter 2015 net loan recoveries of $1,000. The Company has experienced net loan recoveries in each of the past six quarters, and in eleven of the past twelve quarters. Total loans past due on payments by 30 days or more amounted to $979,000 at June 30, 2016, down 29 percent from $1.4 million at December 31, 2015 and down 48 percent from $1.9 million at June 30, 2015. Delinquency as a percentage of total loans was 0.08 percent at June 30, 2016.

The allowance for loan losses of $17.0 million was 1.40 percent of total loans at June 30, 2016, compared to 1.43 percent of total loans at December 31, 2015, and 1.61 percent at June 30, 2015. The coverage ratio of allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans continued to be strong and significantly exceeded 1-to-1 coverage at 4,845.43 percent as of June 30, 2016, compared to 2,259.39 percent at December 31, 2015, and 489.26 percent at June 30, 2015.

At June 30, 2016, the Company's nonperforming loans had declined to $350,000, representing 0.03 percent of total loans. This compares to $756,000 (0.06 percent of total loans) at December 31, 2015 and $3.7 million (0.33 percent of total loans) at June 30, 2015. Other real estate owned and repossessed assets were $14.1 million at June 30, 2016, compared to $17.6 million at December 31, 2015 and $26.3 million at June 30, 2015. Total nonperforming assets, including other real estate owned and nonperforming loans, have decreased by $15.6 million, or 52 percent, from June 30, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

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

Dollars in 000s
Jun 30,
2016
Mar 31,
2016
Dec 31,
2015
Sept 30,
2015
Jun 30,
2015
Commercial Real Estate $ 291 $312 $525 $922 $1,188
Commercial and Industrial 26 79 174 3,119 2,392
Total Commercial Loans 317 391 699 4,041 3,580
Residential Mortgage Loans 2 2 2 42 2
Consumer Loans 31 34 55 128 134
Total Non-Performing Loans $350 $427 $756 $4,211 $3,716

Total non-performing assets were $14.4 million, or 0.87 percent of total assets, at June 30, 2016. A break-down of non-performing assets is shown in the table below.



Dollars in 000s
Jun 30,
2016
Mar 31,
2016
Dec 31,
2015
Sept 30,
2015
Jun 30,
2015
Non-Performing Loans $350 $427 $756 $4,211 $3,716
Other Repossessed Assets --- --- --- --- ---
Other Real Estate Owned 14,066 16,162 17,572 25,671 26,303
Total Non-Performing Assets $14,416 $16,589 $18,328 $29,882 $30,019

Balance Sheet, Liquidity and Capital

Total assets were $1.67 billion at June 30, 2016, a decrease of $63.1 million from $1.73 billion at December 31, 2015 and an increase of $48.5 million from $1.62 billion at June 30, 2015. Total assets were elevated at December 31, 2015 due to a year end seasonal inflow of business and municipal deposits. Total loans were $1.21 billion at June 30, 2016, an increase of $13.9 million from $1.20 billion at December 31, 2015 and an increase of $81.8 million from $1.13 billion at June 30, 2015.

Commercial loans increased by $69.8 million from June 30, 2015 to June 30, 2016, along with an increase of $12.0 million in our residential mortgage and consumer loan portfolios. Commercial real estate loans increased by $39.0 million and commercial and industrial loans increased by $30.9 million during the same period.

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



Dollars in 000s
Jun 30,
2016
Mar 31,
2016
Dec 31,
2015
Sept 30,
2015
Jun 30,
2015
Construction and Development $74,339 $73,621 $74,210 $77,320 $77,363
Other Commercial Real Estate 439,036 443,095 434,462 427,797 397,042
Commercial Loans Secured by Real Estate 513,375 516,716 508,672 505,117 474,405
Commercial and Industrial 381,058 388,625 377,298 376,966 350,202
Total Commercial Loans $894,433 $905,341 $885,970 $882,083 $824,607
Residential Developer Loans (a) $29,771 $28,521 $30,112 $32,147 $29,741

(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, 2016, total performing loans amounted to $1.21 billion, an increase of $14.3 million from December 31, 2015 and an increase of $85.2 million from June 30, 2015.

Total deposits were $1.36 billion at June 30, 2016, down $80.4 million from $1.44 billion at December 31, 2015 and were up $27.3 million from $1.30 billion at June 30, 2015. The decrease in total deposits from December 31, 2015 was primarily in demand deposits and money market deposits for municipal and business customers deploying their seasonal increase of year-end deposits in the first quarter of 2016. Higher costing time deposits were also down $8.5 million from December 31, 2015. 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 were slightly higher at June 30, 2016 compared to June 30, 2015 and December 31, 2015 due to earnings growth, and continue to be at levels comfortably above those required to be categorized as “well capitalized” under applicable regulatory capital guidelines. As such, the Bank was categorized as "well capitalized" at June 30, 2016.

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 recognized for the past five 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," "expect," "may," "should," "will," "continue," "improving," "additional," "focus," "forward," "future," "efforts," "strategy," "momentum," "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, reduce non-performing asset expenses, 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, 2015. 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)
Quarterly Six Months Ended
2nd Qtr 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr June 30,
EARNINGS SUMMARY 2016 2016 2015 2016 2015
Total interest income $ 12,873 $ 13,008 $ 12,238 $ 25,881 $ 24,249
Total interest expense 1,265 1,270 1,393 2,535 2,752
Net interest income 11,608 11,738 10,845 23,346 21,497
Provision for loan losses (750) (100) (500) (850) (1,500)
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 12,358 11,838 11,345 24,196 22,997
NON-INTEREST INCOME
Deposit service charges 1,112 1,047 1,097 2,159 2,098
Net gains on mortgage loans 572 487 821 1,060 1,544
Trust fees 788 708 723 1,496 1,457
Other 2,064 2,366 1,871 4,429 3,708
Total non-interest income 4,536 4,608 4,512 9,144 8,807
NON-INTEREST EXPENSE
Salaries and benefits 6,168 6,187 6,134 12,355 12,316
Occupancy 901 982 903 1,883 1,875
Furniture and equipment 839 865 813 1,704 1,596
FDIC assessment 220 251 289 472 571
Problem asset costs, including losses 460 411 253 871 1,080
Other 2,882 2,855 2,830 5,736 5,646
Total non-interest expense 11,470 11,551 11,222 23,021 23,084
Income before income tax 5,424 4,895 4,635 10,319 8,720
Income tax expense 1,679 1,400 1,420 3,079 2,665
Net income $ 3,745 $ 3,495 $ 3,215 $ 7,240 $ 6,055
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.11 $ 0.10 $ 0.09 $ 0.21 $ 0.18
Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.11 $ 0.10 $ 0.09 $ 0.21 $ 0.18
Return on average assets 0.91% 0.84% 0.81% 0.87% 0.77%
Return on average equity 9.56% 9.06% 8.78% 9.31% 8.34%
Net interest margin 3.08% 3.09% 3.01% 3.09% 3.04%
Efficiency ratio 71.05% 70.67% 73.07% 70.86% 76.17%
BALANCE SHEET DATA June 30, March 31, June 30,
Assets 2016 2016 2015
Cash and due from banks $ 30,045 $ 22,499 $ 28,853
Federal funds sold and other short-term investments 94,888 72,104 112,721
Interest-bearing time deposits in other financial institutions --- --- 20,000
Securities available for sale 173,580 168,041 158,866
Securities held to maturity 49,373 51,303 43,229
Federal Home Loan Bank Stock 11,558 11,558 11,558
Loans held for sale 1,138 2,259 5,114
Total loans 1,211,844 1,216,184 1,130,024
Less allowance for loan loss 16,959 17,129 18,181
Net loans 1,194,885 1,199,055 1,111,843
Premises and equipment, net 50,639 50,944 52,132
Bank-owned life insurance 28,942 28,784 28,528
Other real estate owned 14,066 16,162 26,303
Other assets 17,433 17,276 18,867
Total Assets $ 1,666,547 $ 1,639,985 $ 1,618,014
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Noninterest-bearing deposits $ 451,644 $ 424,356 $ 389,828
Interest-bearing deposits 903,434 916,478 937,985
Total deposits 1,355,078 1,340,834 1,327,813
Other borrowed funds 104,840 94,840 96,836
Long-term debt 41,238 41,238 41,238
Other liabilities 6,929 7,832 5,284
Total Liabilities 1,508,085 1,484,744 1,471,171
Shareholders' equity 158,462 155,241 146,843
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ 1,666,547 $ 1,639,985 $ 1,618,014



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
2016
2016
2015
2015
2015
2016
2015
EARNINGS SUMMARY
Net interest income $11,608 $11,738 $11,461 $11,121 $10,845 $23,346 $21,497
Provision for loan losses (750) (100) (1,750) (250) (500) (850) (1,500)
Total non-interest income 4,536 4,608 4,503 4,484 4,512 9,144 8,807
Total non-interest expense 11,470 11,551 12,615 11,254 11,222 23,021 23,084
Federal income tax expense 1,679 1,400 1,561 1,400 1,420 3,079 2,665
Net income $3,745 $3,495 $3,538 $3,201 $3,215 $7,240 $6,055
Basic earnings per common share $0.11 $0.10 $0.10 $0.09 $0.09 $0.21 $0.18
Diluted earnings per common share $0.11 $0.10 $0.10 $0.09 $0.09 $0.21 $0.18
MARKET DATA
Book value per common share $4.67 $4.58 $4.48 $4.42 $4.34 $4.67 $4.34
Tangible book value per common share $4.67 $4.58 $4.48 $4.42 $4.34 $4.67 $4.34
Market value per common share $7.42 $6.25 $6.05 $5.18 $5.30 $7.42 $5.30
Average basic common shares 33,922,506 33,925,113 33,891,429 33,866,789 33,866,789 33,923,810 33,866,789
Average diluted common shares 33,922,506 33,925,113 33,891,429 33,866,789 33,866,789 33,923,810 33,866,789
Period end common shares 33,922,289 33,925,113 33,925,113 33,866,789 33,866,789 33,922,289 33,866,789
PERFORMANCE RATIOS
Return on average assets 0.91% 0.84% 0.85% 0.77% 0.81% 0.87% 0.77%
Return on average equity 9.56% 9.06% 9.40% 8.64% 8.78% 9.31% 8.34%
Net interest margin (fully taxable equivalent) 3.08% 3.09% 3.03% 2.92% 3.01% 3.09% 3.04%
Efficiency ratio 71.05% 70.67% 79.02% 72.12% 73.07% 70.86% 76.17%
Full-time equivalent employees (period end) 343 338 342 347 347 343 347
ASSET QUALITY
Gross charge-offs $36 $76 $252 $170 $202 $112 $280
Net charge-offs $(580) $(148) $(614) $(285) $(1) $(728) $(719)
Net charge-offs to average loans (annualized) -0.19% -0.05% -0.21% -0.10% 0.00% -0.12% -0.13%
Nonperforming loans $350 $427 $756 $4,211 $3,716 $350 $3,716
Other real estate and repossessed assets $14,066 $16,162 $17,572 $25,671 $26,303 $14,066 $26,303
Nonperforming loans to total loans 0.03% 0.04% 0.06% 0.35% 0.33% 0.03% 0.33%
Nonperforming assets to total assets 0.87% 1.01% 1.06% 1.80% 1.86% 0.87% 1.86%
Allowance for loan losses $16,959 $17,129 $17,081 $18,217 $18,181 $16,959 $18,181
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.40% 1.41% 1.43% 1.53% 1.61% 1.40% 1.61%
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans 4845.43% 4011.48% 2259.39% 432.61% 489.26% 4845.43% 489.26%
CAPITAL
Average equity to average assets 9.47% 9.27% 9.07% 8.89% 9.18% 9.37% 9.24%
Common equity tier 1 to risk weighted assets (Consolidated) 11.14% 10.95% 10.75% 10.54% 10.87% 11.14% 10.87%
Tier 1 capital to average assets (Consolidated) 11.93% 11.69% 11.54% 11.34% 11.70% 11.93% 11.70%
Total capital to risk-weighted assets (Consolidated) 15.18% 15.01% 14.80% 14.61% 15.09% 15.18% 15.09%
Common equity tier 1 to risk weighted assets (Bank) 13.59% 13.41% 13.22% 12.98% 13.44% 13.59% 13.44%
Tier 1 capital to average assets (Bank) 11.61% 11.38% 11.24% 11.03% 11.38% 11.61% 11.38%
Total capital to risk-weighted assets (Bank) 14.80% 14.63% 14.43% 14.23% 14.69% 14.80% 14.69%
Tangible common equity to assets 9.52% 9.47% 8.79% 9.03% 9.09% 9.52% 9.09%
END OF PERIOD BALANCES
Total portfolio loans $1,211,844 $1,216,184 $1,197,932 $1,192,878 $1,130,024 $1,211,844 $1,130,024
Earning assets 1,539,877 1,518,752 1,602,599 1,527,714 1,480,839 1,539,877 1,480,839
Total assets 1,666,547 1,639,985 1,729,643 1,659,339 1,618,014 1,666,547 1,618,014
Deposits 1,355,078 1,340,834 1,435,512 1,366,849 1,327,813 1,355,078 1,327,813
Total shareholders' equity 158,462 155,241 151,977 149,733 146,843 158,462 146,843
AVERAGE BALANCES
Total portfolio loans $1,212,836 $1,202,682 $1,190,328 $1,155,339 $1,138,880 $1,207,759 $1,129,688
Earning assets 1,531,535 1,539,166 1,527,116 1,532,562 1,460,025 1,535,351 1,437,957
Total assets 1,654,325 1,663,590 1,660,869 1,667,736 1,594,365 1,658,958 1,572,493
Deposits 1,346,703 1,365,881 1,365,990 1,376,257 1,302,349 1,356,292 1,286,874
Total shareholders' equity 156,664 154,244 150,583 148,214 146,404 155,454 145,239


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