SHREVEPORT, La., Oct. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana (the “Company”) (Nasdaq:HFBL), the holding company of Home Federal Bank, reported net income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 of $1.0 million, an increase of $61,000, or 6.5%, compared to net income of $941,000 reported for the three months ended September 30, 2015. The Company’s basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.55 and $0.53, respectively, for the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.49 and $0.47, respectively, for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.
The increase in net income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 resulted primarily from an increase of $279,000, or 8.8%, in net interest income and a $206,000, or 22.6%, increase in non-interest income, partially offset by a $142,000, or 5.4%, increase in non-interest expense, a $235,000, or 361.5%, increase in the provision for loan losses, and a $47,000, or 10.4%, increase in the provision for income tax expense. The increase in net interest income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was primarily due to a $250,000, or 6.5%, increase in total interest income, and a decrease of $29,000, or 4.3%, in aggregate interest expense primarily due to a decrease in the average interest rate paid on deposits. The Company’s average interest rate spread was 3.60% for the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to 3.45% for the three months ended September 30, 2015. The Company’s net interest margin was 3.78% for the three months ended September 30, 2016, compared to 3.65% for the three months ended September 30, 2015. The increase in the average interest rate spread on a comparative quarterly basis was primarily the result of an increase of six basis points in average yield on interest-earning assets. The increase in net interest margin was primarily the result of a higher average volume of interest-earning assets for the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the prior year quarterly period.
The following table sets forth the Company’s average balances and average yields earned and rates paid on its interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities for the periods indicated.
|For the Three Months Ended September 30,|
|(Dollars in thousands)|
|Total interest-earning assets||$||366,261||4.47||%||$||348,474||4.41||%|
|Money market accounts||47,909||0.32||47,701||0.32|
|Certificates of deposit||134,340||1.25||145,756||1.30|
|Total interest-bearing deposits||247,977||0.87||248,798||0.97|
|Total interest-bearing liabilities||$||294,233||0.87||%||$||279,169||0.96||%|
The $206,000 increase in non-interest income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the prior year quarterly period was due to an increase of $110,000 in gain on sale of real estate, $73,000 in gain on sale of loans, and an increase of $29,000 in service charges on deposit accounts, partially offset by a decrease of $3,000 in other non-interest income and income on bank owned life insurance. The Company sells most of its long term fixed rate residential mortgage loan originations primarily in order to manage interest rate risk.
The $142,000 increase in non-interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, is primarily attributable to increases of $68,000 in occupancy and equipment expense, $25,000 in data processing expense, $16,000 in loan and collection expense, $15,000 in legal fees, $14,000 in compensation and benefits expense, $11,000 in advertising expense, $4,000 in franchise and bank share tax expense, and $2,000 in audit and examination fees and other non-interest expense. The increases were partially offset by a decrease of $15,000 in deposit insurance premiums.
At September 30, 2016, the Company reported total assets of $389.5 million, an increase of $7.8 million, or 2.1%, compared to total assets of $381.7 million at June 30, 2016. The increase in assets was comprised primarily of increases in investment securities of $6.4 million, or 12.2%, from $52.5 million at June 30, 2016 to $58.9 million at September 30, 2016, loans held-for-sale of $3.1 million, or 25.7%, from $11.9 million at June 30, 2016 to $15.0 million at September 30, 2016, and an increase in cash and cash equivalents of $1.5 million, or 31.7%, from $4.8 million at June 30, 2016 to $6.3 million at September 30, 2016. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in loans receivable, net of $3.2 million, or 1.1%, from $290.8 million at June 30, 2016 to $287.6 million at September 30, 2016. The increase in held-to-maturity securities was due to a security purchase in August 2016 for $10.5 million. We chose to place the security in held-to-maturity in order to help maintain liquidity levels. The increase in loans held-for-sale results primarily from an increase at September 30, 2016 in receivables from financial institutions purchasing the Company’s loans held-for-sale.
The following table shows total loans originated and sold during the periods indicated.
|Quarter Ended September 30,|
|One- to four-family residential||$||37,139||$||31,490||17.9||%|
|Commercial — real estate secured:|
|Home equity loans and lines of credit and other consumer||2,248||1,846||21.8||%|
|Total loan originations||$||82,694||$||56,661||45.9||%|
Included in the $3.3 million and $5.9 million of construction loan originations for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively, are approximately $3.1 million and $5.8 million, respectively, of one- to four-family residential construction loans and $258,000 and $135,000, respectively, of commercial and multi-family construction loans, all of which are primarily located in the Company’s market area.
Total liabilities increased $7.3 million, or 2.1%, from $338.3 million at June 30, 2016 to $345.6 million at September 30, 2016 primarily due to an increase in total deposits of $11.5 million, or 4.0%, to $299.3 million at September 30, 2016 compared to $287.8 million at June 30, 2016, partially offset by a decrease in advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank of $5.4 million, or 11.3%, to $42.3 million at September 30, 2016 compared to $47.7 million at June 30, 2016. The increase in deposits was primarily due to an $8.1 million, or 20.6%, increase in non-interest bearing demand deposits from $39.3 million at June 30, 2016 to $47.4 million at September 30, 2016, a $6.8 million, or 5.1%, increase in certificates of deposit from $132.5 million at June 30, 2016 to $139.3 million at September 30, 2016, and a $1.3 million, or 4.5%, increase in savings deposits from $29.0 million at June 30, 2016 to $30.3 million at September 30, 2016, partially offset by a decrease of $3.0 million, or 7.9%, in NOW accounts from $37.8 million at June 30, 2016 to $34.8 million at September 30, 2016 and a decrease of $1.7 million, or 3.5%, in money market deposits from $49.2 million at June 30, 2016 to $47.5 million at September 30, 2016. At September 30, 2016, the Company had $13.0 million in brokered deposits compared to $8.2 million at June 30, 2016. We made a purchase of $5.8 million in new brokered deposits in September 2016 to replace some brokered deposits that had matured during the previous twelve months. The brokered certificates of deposit which have maturity dates greater than twelve months are callable by Home Federal Bank after twelve months pursuant to early redemption provisions.
At September 30, 2016, the Company had $1.1 million of non-performing assets compared to $114,000 of non-performing assets at June 30, 2016 consisting of four single-family residential loans and one land loan at September 30, 2016 compared to two single family residential loans at June 30, 2016. At September 30, 2016, the Company had three single family residential loans, one commercial real estate loan, one land loan, and nine commercial business loans to one borrower classified as substandard compared to two single family residential loans, one commercial real estate loan and nine commercial business loans to one borrower at June 30, 2016. There were no loans classified as doubtful at September 30, 2016 or June 30, 2016. Subsequent to the quarter ended September 30, 2016, we became aware that the single borrower related to the nine commercial business loans in the aggregate amount of $2.0 million that were classified as substandard filed for Chapter 11 (reorganization) bankruptcy protection in October 2016. We are continuing to monitor these credits and presently believe that our allowance for loan losses at September 30, 2016 is adequate. No additional losses are currently anticipated with respect to these loans.
Shareholders’ equity increased $581,000, or 1.3%, to $44.0 million at September 30, 2016 from $43.4 million at June 30, 2016. The primary reasons for the increase in shareholders’ equity from June 30, 2016 were net income of $1.0 million, the vesting of restricted stock awards, stock options and the release of employee stock ownership plan shares totaling $161,000, and proceeds from the issuance of common stock from the exercise of stock options of $39,000. These increases in shareholders’ equity were partially offset by dividends paid totaling $177,000, acquisition of Company stock of $247,000, and a decrease in the Company’s accumulated other comprehensive income of $198,000.
The Company repurchased 9,998 shares of its common stock under its stock repurchase program during the quarter ended September 30, 2016 at an average price per share of $22.63. On October 12, 2016, the Company announced that its Board of Directors approved a seventh stock repurchase program for the repurchase of up to 97,000 shares to commence after the completion of the sixth stock repurchase program. As of September 30, 2016, there were a total of 21,813 shares remaining for repurchase under the sixth stock repurchase program.
Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana is the holding company for Home Federal Bank which conducts business from its six full-service banking offices and home office in northwest Louisiana.
Statements contained in this news release which are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include words like “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate” and “intend” or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could” or “may.” We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
|Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION|
|September 30, 2016||June 30, 2016|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||6,265||$||4,756|
|Securities available for sale at fair value||46,109||50,173|
|Securities held to maturity (fair value September 30, 2016: $12,750; June 30, 2016: $2,349)||12,838||2,349|
|Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses (September 30, 2016: $3,137; June 30, 2016: $2,845)||287,634||290,827|
|Premises and equipment, net||12,060||12,366|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY|
|Advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas||42,301||47,665|
|Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity||$||389,542||$||381,701|
|Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME|
|(In thousands, except per share data)|
|Three Months Ended|
|Loans, including fees||$||3,894||$||3,636|
|Other interest-earning assets||4||8|
|Total interest income||4,095||3,845|
|Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings||95||62|
|Total interest expense||638||667|
|Net interest income||3,457||3,178|
|Provision for loan losses||300||65|
|Net interest income after provision for loan losses||3,157||3,113|
|Gain on sale of loans||798||725|
|Gain on sale of real estate||110||--|
|Income on Bank Owned Life Insurance||37||40|
|Service charges on deposit accounts||163||134|
|Total non-interest income||1,118||912|
|Compensation and benefits||1,722||1,708|
|Occupancy and equipment||307||239|
|Audit and examination fees||52||50|
|Franchise and bank shares tax||95||91|
|Loan and collection||99||83|
|Deposit insurance premium||45||60|
|Total non-interest expense||2,775||2,633|
|Income before income taxes||1,500||1,392|
|Provision for income tax expense||498||451|
|EARNINGS PER SHARE|
|Three Months Ended|
|Selected Operating Ratios(1):|
|Average interest rate spread||3.60||%||3.45||%|
|Net interest margin||3.78||%||3.65||%|
|Return on average assets||1.02||%||1.01||%|
|Return on average equity||8.58||%||8.21||%|
|Asset Quality Ratios(2):|
|Non-performing assets as a percent of total assets||0.29||%||0.08||%|
|Allowance for loan losses as a percent of non-performing loans||278.95||%||904.15||%|
|Allowance for loan losses as a percent of total loans receivable||1.08||%||0.96||%|
|Per Share Data:|
|Shares outstanding at period end||1,959,419||2,100,241|
|Weighted average shares outstanding:|
|Tangible book value at period end||$||22.44||$||20.96|
(1) Ratios for the three month periods are annualized.
(2) Asset quality ratios are end of period ratios.
CONTACT: James R. Barlow President and Chief Executive Officer (318) 222-1145
Source:Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana