Charter Financial Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Earnings of $1.3 Million

  • Completed acquisition of CBS Financial Corporation
  • Acquisition core system conversion completed July 15, 2016
  • Year over year quarterly increase of $3.9 million in net interest income
  • Basic and diluted EPS of $0.09 for the quarter
  • Bankcard and deposit fee quarterly income grew year over year by $431,000, or 16.1%
  • Nonperforming assets at 0.46% of total assets at June 30, 2016

WEST POINT, Ga., July 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Charter Financial Corporation (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:CHFN) today reported net income of $1.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, respectively, compared with net income of $1.9 million, or $0.12 per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. Net income for the current year quarter decreased 32.2% over the prior year quarter due in part to $3.5 million of costs incurred related to the acquisition of CBS Financial Corporation ("CBS"), which was completed on April 15, 2016, as well as write-downs of $325,000 on assets available for sale, partially offset by a $3.9 million increase in net interest income. Additional merger-related costs are expected to be incurred as full conversion and integration of Community Bank of the South into CharterBank has been completed as of July 2016.

Net income for the nine months ended June 30, 2016, was $8.1 million, or $0.56 and $0.53 per basic and diluted share, respectively, compared with net income of $5.0 million, or $0.32 and $0.30 per basic and diluted share, respectively, for the nine months ended June 30, 2015. The year over year increase was partially attributable to $3.6 million of nonrecurring recoveries on loans that were previously covered by loss share agreements with the FDIC.

Quarterly Operating Results

Quarterly earnings for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 compared with the third quarter of fiscal 2015 were positively impacted by the following items:

  • Loan interest income increased $3.6 million, or 39.8%, while loan interest income excluding accretion and amortization of loss share receivable increased $3.8 million, or 50.3%.
  • Net interest margin was 3.97% for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, compared with 3.62% for the same quarter of fiscal 2015, while net interest margin excluding accretion and amortization of loss share receivable was 3.53% for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, compared with 3.21% for the same quarter of fiscal 2015.
  • Deposit and bankcard fee income increased by a combined $431,000, or 16.1%.
  • Interest expense on FHLB borrowings decreased $75,000, or 13.8%, due to a maturing advance being extended at a substantially lower rate.
  • Nonrecurring income of $259,000 on bank owned life insurance.

The above increases to net income were more than offset by the following items:

  • Approximately $3.5 million of costs related to the CBS merger, consisting primarily of severance payments, occupancy expense, and legal and professional fees.
  • Write-downs of $325,000 on assets available for sale.

Chairman and CEO Robert L. Johnson said, “We are pleased with the results of our third fiscal quarter, our first following the acquisition of CBS. We continued to deliver strong earnings in spite of substantial one-time expenses related to the acquisition. With the systems conversion of CBS completed in July and our new Buckhead branch set to open in early Fall, we believe we will begin to capitalize on our market extension into the attractive North Atlanta market.”

Financial Condition

The Company's total assets increased $400.8 million to $1.4 billion at June 30, 2016, from $1.0 billion at September 30, 2015. Net loans increased $279.0 million, or 39.0%, to $993.8 million at June 30, 2016, from $714.8 million at September 30, 2015. These increases were largely attributable to the completion of the acquisition of CBS, which brought in $376.5 million of total assets and $300.9 million of loans, respectively.

Mr. Johnson continued, “The addition of the approximately $300 million in loans and deposits acquired in the CBS acquisition provides additional leverage to our capital and brings us closer to our earning targets.”

Total deposits were $1.2 billion at June 30, 2016, compared with $738.9 million at September 30, 2015. The increase was due in part to the acquisition of CBS, which added $334.0 million of deposits to the Company's portfolio, as well as a continued increase in the Company's legacy deposits, which grew $73.6 million during the nine months ended June 30, 2016. Overall, transaction and money market accounts increased $144.8 million and $120.0 million, respectively, at June 30, 2016.

Total stockholders' equity decreased to $199.8 million at June 30, 2016, compared to $204.9 million at September 30, 2015, due primarily to $13.2 million of share repurchases during fiscal 2016, offset by $8.1 million of net income during the same period. Book value per share increased to $13.29 at June 30, 2016, from $12.79 per share at September 30, 2015, due to the effects of the company's stock repurchases. Tangible book value per share decreased to $11.11 at June 30, 2016, compared to $12.48 at September 30, 2015, due to $25.7 million of goodwill generated by the purchase of CBS, partially offset by stock repurchases during fiscal 2016 and the associated reduced share count at June 30, 2016.

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

Net interest income increased to $12.1 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, compared with $8.1 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. Interest income increased $4.3 million due to a $3.8 million increase in loan interest income, excluding accretion and amortization of loss share receivable, combined with a $393,000 increase in net purchase discount accretion and amortization of loss share receivable. Quarter over quarter, total interest expense increased $334,000 to $1.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, largely due to increased balances of higher-costing deposits from CBS. Net interest margin was 3.97% for the three months ended June 30, 2016, compared to 3.62% for the same period in 2015. The Company's net interest margin, excluding the effects of purchase accounting, increased to 3.53% for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, compared with 3.21% for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Net interest income for the nine months ended June 30, 2016, increased $6.4 million, or 27.0%, to $30.0 million, compared to $23.6 million for the prior year period. Interest income increased $6.6 million primarily due to an increase of $4.0 million, or 15.0%, in loan interest income to $30.9 million. Loan interest income, excluding accretion and amortization of loss share receivable, increased $5.2 million, while net purchase discount accretion and amortization of loss share receivable increased $1.3 million during the nine months ended June 30, 2016.

Under purchase accounting rules, the Company currently expects to realize remaining loan discount accretion of $853,000 over the next five quarters related to its acquisitions of McIntosh Community Bank and the First National Bank of Florida, pursuant to its previous entry into loss share agreements with the FDIC, and $3.4 million on the CBS acquisition over the life of the loans acquired.

Provision for Loan Losses

The Company recorded a $100,000 negative provision for loan losses in the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, due to the continued positive credit quality trends of the loan portfolio, as well as a continued build-up of reserves due to net recoveries of previously charged-off loans. No provision was recorded in the three and nine months ended June 30, 2015.

Noninterest Income and Expense

Noninterest income for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, increased $887,000 to $4.7 million, compared with $3.8 million for the prior year period. The increase was due to a $431,000 increase in bankcard fee and other deposit fee income along with a $167,000 increase in gain on sale of loans and servicing released loan fees, as well as nonrecurring income of $259,000 in bank owned life insurance in other noninterest income.

Noninterest expense for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, increased $6.0 million to $15.1 million, compared with the same period in fiscal 2015, primarily due to $3.5 million in merger expenses related to the CBS acquisition, as well as write-downs of $325,000 on assets available for sale and a $73,000 lease-cancellation charge.

Noninterest income for the nine months ended June 30, 2016, increased $5.2 million to $16.0 million, compared with $10.8 million for the prior year period. The improvement was due to a $1.1 million increase in bankcard fee and other deposit fee income along with $3.6 million in nonrecurring recoveries on loans that were previously covered by loss share agreements with the FDIC.

Noninterest expense for the nine months ended June 30, 2016, increased $7.2 million to $34.0 million, compared with the same period in fiscal 2015, attributable to $4.0 million of merger-related costs in the current year period, along with unrelated increases in salaries and employee benefits and legal and professional fees.

Asset Quality

Asset quality remained strong with nonperforming assets at 0.46% of total assets and the allowance for loan losses at 1.00% of total loans and 300.10% of nonperforming loans at June 30, 2016. Not included in the allowance is $3.4 million in yield and credit discounts on the CBS acquired loans. The allowance for loan losses was 1.37% of legacy loans. The Company recorded net loan recoveries of $367,000 and $729,000 in its allowance for loan losses for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016, respectively, compared with net loan recoveries of $24,000 and charge-offs of $38,000 for the same periods in fiscal 2015.

Capital Management

During the quarter ended June 30, 2016, the Company repurchased 9,639 shares of its common stock for approximately $121,000, or $12.53 per share. Beginning with the first quarter of fiscal 2014 through the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company repurchased a combined 8.1 million shares, or 35.6%, of the Company's common stock at an amount of $91.9 million, which approximates tangible book value.

The Company completed the acquisition of CBS for a total purchase price of $55.9 million during the quarter.

Mr. Johnson concluded, “Our strategy of increasing capital and operating leverage has improved shareholder value, and our stock repurchases over the last 11 quarters have returned capital to our shareholders. With our stock now trading above book value, we will focus our efforts on leveraging our expense structure through organic growth and possible acquisitive growth, improving our noninterest income and realizing the anticipated growth in earnings as a result of our Atlanta expansion.”

About Charter Financial Corporation

Charter Financial Corporation is a savings and loan holding company and the parent company of CharterBank, a full-service community bank and a federal savings institution. CharterBank is headquartered in West Point, Georgia, and operates branches in Metro Atlanta, the I-85 corridor south to Auburn, Alabama, and the Florida Gulf Coast. CharterBank's deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Investors may obtain additional information about Charter Financial Corporation and CharterBank on the internet at www.charterbk.com under About Us.

Forward-Looking Statements

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The risks included here are not exhaustive and undue reliance should not be placed on any forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations. All written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the company, its management, or persons acting on their behalf are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Further, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time unless otherwise required by law.

Charter Financial Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition (unaudited)
June 30, 2016 September 30, 2015 (1)
Assets
Cash and amounts due from depository institutions$27,254,886 $9,921,822
Interest-earning deposits in other financial institutions78,852,621 20,421,403
Cash and cash equivalents106,107,507 30,343,225
Loans held for sale, fair value of $3,863,387 and $1,444,0423,770,556 1,406,902
Certificates of deposit held at other financial institutions19,969,470
Investment securities available for sale169,736,987 184,404,089
Federal Home Loan Bank stock3,361,800 3,515,600
Restricted securities, at cost279,000
Loans receivable1,005,154,835 725,673,178
Unamortized loan origination fees, net(1,251,261) (1,423,456)
Allowance for loan losses(10,117,763) (9,488,512)
Loans receivable, net993,785,811 714,761,210
Other real estate owned3,180,502 3,410,538
Accrued interest and dividends receivable3,410,176 2,668,406
Premises and equipment, net28,282,764 19,660,012
Goodwill29,989,946 4,325,282
Other intangible assets, net of amortization2,797,381 157,226
Cash surrender value of life insurance48,936,378 48,423,510
Deferred income taxes5,399,464 5,674,095
Other assets8,843,203 8,329,239
Total assets$1,427,850,945 $1,027,079,334
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Liabilities:
Deposits$1,155,245,321 $738,855,076
Federal Home Loan Bank advances50,000,000 62,000,000
Floating rate junior subordinated debt6,553,274
Advance payments by borrowers for taxes and insurance1,925,582 1,745,753
Other liabilities14,326,890 19,547,895
Total liabilities1,228,051,067 822,148,724
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 15,031,076 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2016 and 16,027,654 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2015150,311 160,277
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized at June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2015
Additional paid-in capital83,370,080 95,355,054
Unearned compensation – ESOP(5,106,169) (5,551,193)
Retained earnings120,248,463 114,362,386
Accumulated other comprehensive income1,137,193 604,086
Total stockholders’ equity199,799,878 204,930,610
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$1,427,850,945 $1,027,079,334
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(1)Financial information at September 30, 2015 has been derived from audited financial statements.


Charter Financial Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)
Three Months Ended
June 30,
Nine Months Ended
June 30,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Interest income:
Loans receivable$12,563,466 $8,988,725 $30,868,429 $26,832,782
Taxable investment securities922,435 911,572 2,803,482 2,720,800
Nontaxable investment securities6,702 6,702 12,417
Federal Home Loan Bank stock38,416 35,316 113,493 109,001
Interest-earning deposits in other financial institutions46,374 25,611 112,812 85,459
Certificates of deposit held at other financial institutions54,452 54,452
Restricted securities2,503 2,503
Amortization of FDIC loss share receivable (596,691) (2,387,205)
Total interest income13,634,348 9,364,533 33,961,873 27,373,254
Interest expense:
Deposits977,520 672,525 2,335,171 2,063,898
Borrowings470,219 545,368 1,568,470 1,725,750
Floating rate junior subordinated debt103,771 103,771
Total interest expense1,551,510 1,217,893 4,007,412 3,789,648
Net interest income12,082,838 8,146,640 29,954,461 23,583,606
Provision for loan losses(100,000) (100,000)
Net interest income after provision for loan losses12,182,838 8,146,640 30,054,461 23,583,606
Noninterest income:
Service charges on deposit accounts1,810,166 1,663,324 5,182,869 4,758,276
Bankcard fees1,299,988 1,015,719 3,634,995 2,956,880
Gain (loss) on investment securities available for sale12,920 48,885 (27,209)
Bank owned life insurance327,304 321,102 892,828 924,817
Gain on sale of loans and loan servicing release fees602,178 435,055 1,309,784 1,153,636
Brokerage commissions163,912 210,563 452,057 567,349
Recoveries on acquired loans previously covered under FDIC loss share agreements 3,625,000
FDIC receivable for loss sharing agreements accretion 19,711 94,230
Other486,462 150,933 899,955 405,086
Total noninterest income4,702,930 3,816,407 16,046,373 10,833,065
Noninterest expenses:
Salaries and employee benefits8,470,498 5,034,540 19,020,827 15,126,581
Occupancy3,220,260 1,926,645 7,353,044 5,640,356
Legal and professional793,489 352,116 1,851,892 978,025
Marketing468,354 305,991 1,081,515 938,461
Federal insurance premiums and other regulatory fees185,333 189,089 619,213 564,535
Net (benefit) cost of operations of real estate owned(75,897) (29,675) (25,732) 54,573
Furniture and equipment301,137 229,105 630,859 603,306
Postage, office supplies and printing236,704 222,151 592,086 686,783
Core deposit intangible amortization expense172,706 64,009 257,845 206,405
Other1,291,259 756,546 2,663,095 2,050,328
Total noninterest expenses15,063,843 9,050,517 34,044,644 26,849,353
Income before income taxes1,821,925 2,912,530 12,056,190 7,567,318
Income tax expense526,690 1,000,796 4,003,588 2,547,849
Net income$1,295,235 $1,911,734 $8,052,602 $5,019,469
Basic net income per share$0.09 $0.12 $0.56 $0.32
Diluted net income per share$0.09 $0.12 $0.53 $0.30
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding14,184,675 15,559,917 14,433,345 15,858,186
Weighted average number of common and potential common shares outstanding14,841,814 16,210,424 15,090,484 16,508,693

Charter Financial Corporation
Supplemental Financial Data (unaudited)
in thousands except per share data
Quarter to Date Year to Date
6/30/2016 3/31/2016 12/31/2015 9/30/2015 (1) 6/30/2015 6/30/2016 6/30/2015
Consolidated balance sheet data:
Total assets$1,427,851 $1,051,281 $1,004,880 $1,027,079 $1,004,936 $1,427,851 $1,004,936
Cash and cash equivalents106,108 79,331 51,881 30,343 39,951 106,108 39,951
Loans receivable, net993,786 701,399 679,870 714,761 672,830 993,786 672,830
Other real estate owned3,181 2,711 3,165 3,411 3,290 3,181 3,290
Securities available for sale169,737 172,197 175,988 184,404 189,791 169,737 189,791
Transaction accounts472,123 353,834 331,570 327,373 328,961 472,123 328,961
Total deposits1,155,245 791,692 744,234 738,855 734,238 1,155,245 734,238
Borrowings56,553 50,000 50,000 62,000 50,000 56,553 50,000
Total stockholders’ equity199,800 198,031 198,368 204,931 208,919 199,800 208,919
Consolidated earnings summary:
Interest income$13,635 $9,888 $10,439 $10,519 $9,365 $33,962 $27,373
Interest expense1,552 1,237 1,218 1,223 1,218 4,008 3,789
Net interest income12,083 8,651 9,221 9,296 8,147 29,954 23,584
Provision for loan losses(100) (100)
Net interest income after provision for loan losses12,183 8,651 9,221 9,296 8,147 30,054 23,584
Noninterest income4,703 4,513 6,831 1,496 3,816 16,046 10,833
Noninterest expense15,064 9,903 9,079 9,982 9,050 34,043 26,850
Income tax expense527 1,118 2,359 257 1,001 4,004 2,548
Net income$1,295 $2,143 $4,614 $553 $1,912 $8,053 $5,019
Per share data:
Earnings per share – basic$0.09 $0.15 $0.31 $0.04 $0.12 $0.56 $0.32
Earnings per share – fully diluted$0.09 $0.14 $0.30 $0.04 $0.12 $0.53 $0.30
Cash dividends per share$0.05 $0.05 $0.05 $0.05 $0.05 $0.15 $0.15
Weighted average basic shares14,185 14,225 14,886 15,300 15,560 14,433 15,858
Weighted average diluted shares14,842 14,910 15,545 15,982 16,210 15,090 16,509
Total shares outstanding15,031 15,026 15,229 16,028 16,404 15,031 16,404
Book value per share$13.29 $13.18 $13.03 $12.79 $12.74 $13.29 $12.74
Tangible book value per share$11.11 $12.89 $12.73 $12.48 $12.44 $11.11 $12.44
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(1)Financial information at and for the year ended September 30, 2015 has been derived from audited financial statements.


Charter Financial Corporation
Supplemental Information (unaudited)
dollars in thousands
Quarter to Date Year to Date
6/30/2016 3/31/2016 12/31/2015 9/30/2015 6/30/2015 6/30/2016 6/30/2015
Loans receivable:
1-4 family residential real estate$234,346 $190,180 $182,297 $188,044 $182,290 $234,346 $182,290
Commercial real estate586,082 392,946 396,023 416,576 394,417 586,082 394,417
Commercial64,700 43,741 39,836 37,444 31,847 64,700 31,847
Real estate construction104,389 72,323 61,816 77,217 70,189 104,389 70,189
Consumer and other15,638 13,205 10,715 6,392 4,924 15,638 4,924
Total loans receivable (1)$1,005,155 $712,395 $690,687 $725,673 $683,667 $1,005,155 $683,667
Allowance for loan losses:
Balance at beginning of period$9,850 $9,695 $9,489 $9,433 $9,409 $9,489 $9,471
Charge-offs(7) (205) (15) (263) (54) (227) (266)
Recoveries375 360 221 319 78 956 228
Provision(100) (100)
Balance at end of period$10,118 $9,850 $9,695 $9,489 $9,433 $10,118 $9,433
Nonperforming assets: (2)
Nonaccrual loans$3,371 $2,098 $2,463 $4,114 $4,310 $3,371 $4,310
Loans delinquent 90 days or greater and still accruing 52 14 14
Total nonperforming loans3,371 2,150 2,477 4,128 4,310 3,371 4,310
Other real estate owned (3)3,181 2,711 3,165 3,411 3,290 3,181 3,290
Total nonperforming assets$6,552 $4,861 $5,642 $7,539 $7,600 $6,552 $7,600
Troubled debt restructuring:
Troubled debt restructurings - accruing$4,999 $7,267 $7,265 $6,046 $6,105 $4,999 $6,105
Troubled debt restructurings - nonaccrual1,716 332 317 1,607 1,790 1,716 1,790
Total troubled debt restructurings$6,715 $7,599 $7,582 $7,653 $7,895 $6,715 $7,895
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(1)Included in the loan balances are loans that were previously covered under loss share agreements with the FDIC in the amount of $46.8 million and $50.0 million at September 30, 2015, and June 30, 2015, respectively.
(2)Loans being accounted for under purchase accounting rules which have associated accretion income established at the time of acquisition remaining to recognize, that were greater than 90 days delinquent or otherwise considered nonperforming loans are excluded from this table.
(3)Included in the balances is OREO that was previously covered under loss share agreements with the FDIC in the amount of $2.4 million and $3.3 million at September 30, 2015 and June 30, 2015, respectively.


Charter Financial Corporation
Supplemental Information (unaudited)
Quarter to Date Year to Date
6/30/2016 3/31/2016 12/31/2015 9/30/2015 6/30/2015 6/30/2016 6/30/2015
Return on equity (annualized)2.61% 4.32% 8.97% 1.06% 3.62% 5.34% 3.13%
Return on assets (annualized)0.38% 0.83% 1.83% 0.22% 0.76% 0.95% 0.67%
Net interest margin (annualized)3.97% 3.72% 4.03% 4.05% 3.62% 3.91% 3.54%
Net interest margin, excluding the effects of purchase accounting (1)3.53% 3.36% 3.51% 3.37% 3.21% 3.47% 3.22%
Bank tier 1 leverage ratio (2)11.32% 17.13% 17.19% 16.04% 16.70% 11.32% 16.70%
Bank total risk-based capital ratio14.99% 22.98% 23.23% 21.71% 22.88% 14.99% 22.88%
Effective tax rate28.91% 34.28% 33.83% 31.78% 34.36% 33.21% 33.67%
Yield on loans5.20% 5.03% 5.33% 5.40% 5.02% 5.19% 5.04%
Cost of deposits0.43% 0.42% 0.42% 0.42% 0.43% 0.42% 0.45%
Asset quality ratios: (3)
Allowance for loan losses as a % of total loans (4)1.00% 1.38% 1.40% 1.30% 1.33% 1.00% 1.33%
Allowance for loan losses as a % of nonperforming loans300.10% 458.13% 391.42% 229.85% 196.86% 300.10% 196.86%
Nonperforming assets as a % of total loans and OREO0.65% 0.68% 0.81% 1.04% 0.82% 0.65% 0.82%
Nonperforming assets as a % of total assets0.46% 0.46% 0.56% 0.73% 0.55% 0.46% 0.55%
Net charge-offs (recoveries) as a % of average loans (annualized)(0.15)% (0.09)% (0.12)% (0.15)% (0.01)% (0.12)% %
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(1)Net interest income excluding accretion and amortization of acquired loans divided by average net interest earning assets excluding average loan accretable discounts in the amount of $4.7 million, $2.0 million, $3.1 million, $3.8 million, and $3.9 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2016, March 31, 2016, December 31, 2015, September 30, 2015, and June 30, 2015, respectively.
(2)During the quarter ended June 30, 2016, a downstream of capital was made between the holding company and the bank in the amount of $6.1 million as part of the Company's acquisition of CBS.
(3)Due to the early termination of the FDIC loss share agreements in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, ratios for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2016 and the three months ended March 31, 2016, December 31, 2015 and September 30, 2015 include all previously covered assets with the exception of FAS ASC 310-30 loans that are excluded from nonperforming loans due to the ongoing recognition of accretion income established at the time of acquisition. Ratios for periods prior to September 30, 2015, represent non-covered data only.
(4)Accounting requirements for the third quarter 2016 acquisition of CBS have affected the comparability of the allowance for loan losses as a percentage of loans. Excluding former CBS loans totaling $264.7 million at June 30, 2016, which were recorded at acquisition date fair value, the allowance approximated 1.37% of all other loans at June 30, 2016.


Charter Financial Corporation
Average Balances, Interest Rates and Yields (unaudited)
dollars in thousands
Quarter to Date
6/30/2016 6/30/2015
Average Balance Interest Average Yield/Cost (10) Average Balance Interest Average Yield/Cost (10)
Assets:
Interest-earning assets:
Interest-earning deposits in other financial institutions$54,423 $47 0.35% $44,748 $26 0.23%
Certificates of deposit held at other financial institutions19,404 54 1.12
FHLB common stock and other equity securities3,442 38 4.46 3,006 35 4.70
Taxable investment securities172,065 922 2.14 183,498 911 1.99
Nontaxable investment securities (1)2,409 7 1.11
Restricted securities236 3 4.24
Loans receivable (1)(2)(3)(4)966,375 11,285 4.67 668,329 7,508 4.49
Accretion and amortization of acquired loan discounts (5) 1,278 0.53 885 0.53
Total interest-earning assets1,218,354 13,634 4.48 899,581 9,365 4.16
Total noninterest-earning assets145,454 103,728
Total assets$1,363,808 $1,003,309
Liabilities and Equity:
Interest-bearing liabilities:
Interest bearing checking$229,650 $72 0.12% $175,641 $53 0.12%
Bank rewarded checking50,188 25 0.20 49,743 25 0.20
Savings accounts61,364 9 0.06 50,409 2 0.02
Money market deposit accounts228,316 178 0.31 123,392 62 0.20
Certificate of deposit accounts349,773 694 0.79 231,077 531 0.92
Total interest-bearing deposits919,291 978 0.43 630,262 673 0.43
Borrowed funds53,101 470 3.54 50,000 545 4.36
Floating rate junior subordinated debt5,516 104 7.53
Total interest-bearing liabilities977,908 1,552 0.63 680,262 1,218 0.72
Noninterest-bearing deposits171,913 99,138
Other noninterest-bearing liabilities15,390 12,417
Total noninterest-bearing liabilities187,303 111,555
Total liabilities1,165,211 791,817
Total stockholders' equity198,597 211,492
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$1,363,808 $1,003,309
Net interest income $12,082 $8,147
Net interest earning assets (6) $240,446 $219,319
Net interest rate spread (7) 3.85% 3.44%
Net interest margin (8) 3.97% 3.62%
Net interest margin, excluding the effects of purchase accounting (9) 3.53% 3.21%
Ratio of average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 124.59% 132.24%
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(1)Tax exempt or tax-advantaged securities and loans are shown at their contractual yields and are not shown at a tax equivalent yield.
(2)Includes net loan fees deferred and accreted pursuant to applicable accounting requirements.
(3)Interest income on loans is interest income as recorded in the income statement and does not include interest income on nonaccrual loans.
(4)Interest income on loans excludes discount accretion and amortization of the indemnification asset.
(5)Accretion of accretable purchase discount on loans acquired and amortization of the overstatement of FDIC indemnification asset.
(6)Net interest-earning assets represent total average interest-earning assets less total average interest-bearing liabilities.
(7)Net interest rate spread represents the difference between the weighted average yield on interest-earning assets and the weighted average cost of interest-bearing liabilities.
(8)Net interest margin represents net interest income as a percentage of average interest-earning assets.
(9)Net interest margin, excluding the effects of purchase accounting represents net interest income excluding accretion and amortization of acquired loans receivable as a percentage of average net interest earning assets excluding loan accretable discounts in the amount of $4.7 million and $3.9 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2015, respectively.
(10)Annualized.


Charter Financial Corporation
Average Balances, Interest Rates and Yields (unaudited)
dollars in thousands
Fiscal Year to Date
6/30/2016 6/30/2015
Average Balance Interest Average Yield/Cost (10) Average Balance Interest Average Yield/Cost (10)
Assets:
Interest-earning assets:
Interest-earning deposits in other financial institutions$41,580 $113 0.36% $50,140 $85 0.23%
Certificates of deposit held at other financial institutions6,444 54 1.13
FHLB common stock and other equity securities3,175 113 4.77 3,276 109 4.44
Taxable investment securities175,776 2,803 2.13 182,891 2,721 1.98
Nontaxable investment securities (1)800 7 1.12 3,995 12 0.41
Restricted securities78 3 4.28
Loans receivable (1)(2)(3)(4)792,607 27,588 4.64 647,306 22,422 4.62
Accretion and amortization of acquired loan discounts (5) 3,280 0.55 2,024 0.41
Total interest-earning assets1,020,460 33,961 4.44 887,608 27,373 4.11
Total noninterest-earning assets112,802 107,218
Total assets$1,133,262 $994,826
Liabilities and Equity:
Interest-bearing liabilities:
Interest bearing checking$196,187 $182 0.12% $169,518 $157 0.12%
Bank rewarded checking48,577 73 0.20 48,730 77 0.21
Savings accounts54,871 16 0.04 49,270 7 0.02
Money market deposit accounts167,194 342 0.27 124,565 196 0.21
Certificate of deposit accounts271,776 1,722 0.84 226,293 1,627 0.96
Total interest-bearing deposits738,605 2,335 0.42 618,376 2,064 0.45
Borrowed funds51,577 1,568 4.05 53,077 1,725 4.33
Floating rate junior subordinated debt1,833 104 7.55
Total interest-bearing liabilities792,015 4,007 0.67 671,453 3,789 0.75
Noninterest-bearing deposits127,130 97,598
Other noninterest-bearing liabilities13,172 11,807
Total noninterest-bearing liabilities140,302 109,405
Total liabilities932,317 780,858
Total stockholders' equity200,945 213,968
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$1,133,262 $994,826
Net interest income $29,954 $23,584
Net interest earning assets (6) $228,445 $216,155
Net interest rate spread (7) 3.77% 3.36%
Net interest margin (8) 3.91% 3.54%
Net interest margin, excluding the effects of purchase accounting (9) 3.47% 3.22%
Ratio of average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 128.84% 132.19%
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(1)Tax exempt or tax-advantaged securities and loans are shown at their contractual yields and are not shown at a tax equivalent yield.
(2)Includes net loan fees deferred and accreted pursuant to applicable accounting requirements.
(3)Interest income on loans is interest income as recorded in the income statement and does not include interest income on nonaccrual loans.
(4)Interest income on loans excludes discount accretion and amortization of the indemnification asset.
(5)Accretion of accretable purchase discount on loans acquired and amortization of the overstatement of FDIC indemnification asset.
(6 )Net interest-earning assets represent total average interest-earning assets less total average interest-bearing liabilities.
(7)Net interest rate spread represents the difference between the weighted average yield on interest-earning assets and the weighted average cost of interest-bearing liabilities.
(8)Net interest margin represents net interest income as a percentage of average interest-earning assets.
(9)Net interest margin, excluding the effects of purchase accounting represents net interest income excluding accretion and amortization of acquired loans receivable as a percentage of average net interest earning assets excluding loan accretable discounts in the amount of $3.2 million and $4.8 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2015, respectively.
(10)Annualized.

Contact: Robert L. Johnson, Chairman & CEO Curt Kollar, CFO 706-645-1391 bjohnson@charterbank.net or ckollar@charterbank.net Dresner Corporate Service Steve Carr 312-780-7211 scarr@dresnerco.com

Source:Charter Financial Corporation