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Macatawa Bank Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

HOLLAND, Mich., Oct. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Macatawa Bank Corporation (Nasdaq:MCBC) today announced its results for the third quarter of 2016, reflecting continued improvement in financial performance.

Net income of $4.6 million in third quarter 2016, up 44% from $3.2 million in third quarter 2015
Total loans up $24.6 million for the quarter, an annualized growth rate of 8.1%
Revenue increase of $1.4 million in third quarter 2016 from third quarter 2015 while expenses were flat
Net interest income increase of $781,000 aided by growth in loans
Past due loans remained at very low levels - only 0.03% of total loans at end of third quarter 2016
Nonperforming assets down 55% from third quarter 2015
Favorable loan collection results – seven consecutive quarters of net recoveries
Strong capital levels

Macatawa reported net income of $4.6 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2016 compared to $3.2 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in the third quarter 2015. For the first nine months of 2016, Macatawa reported net income of $11.8 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, compared to $9.3 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, for the same period in 2015.

"We continued to improve our financial performance in the third quarter showing 44% growth in earnings over the third 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 and gains on sales of mortgage loans, while holding level our noninterest expenses. Our increase in net interest income was fueled by growth in portfolio loans. Consistent with our objectives, we have achieved this loan growth while also maintaining the quality of our loan portfolio. Quarter end delinquencies were negligible, and we experienced net loan recoveries again this quarter and have for the past seven quarters. As a result, we again had a modest negative provision for loan losses. Gains on sales of mortgage loans in the third quarter of 2016 doubled from the second quarter and were 67 percent higher than in the third quarter of 2015. The level of total noninterest expense in the third quarter of 2016 was the same as it was in the third quarter of last year, reflecting our efforts to control expenses.”

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 third quarter 2016 totaled $11.9 million, an increase of $294,000 from the second quarter 2016 and an increase of $781,000 from the third quarter 2015. Net interest margin was 3.04% for the third quarter 2016. Net interest margin on a fully tax equivalent basis was 3.08 percent for the third quarter 2016, consistent with the second quarter 2016, and up 16 basis points from the third quarter 2015.(1)

Average interest earning assets for the third quarter 2016 increased $24.0 million from the second quarter 2016 and were up $23.0 million from the third quarter 2015.

Non-interest income increased by $539,000 in the third quarter 2016 compared to the second quarter 2016 and by $591,000 compared to the third quarter 2015. These increases were primarily driven by a higher level of gains on mortgage loans. The Bank originated $38.2 million in loans for sale in the third quarter 2016 compared to $19.0 million in loans for sale in the second quarter 2016 and $25.2 million in loans for sale in the third quarter 2015.

Non-interest expense was $11.3 million for the third quarter 2016, compared to $11.5 million for the second quarter 2016 and $11.3 million for the third quarter 2015. All categories of non-interest expense were essentially flat from period to period. The largest fluctuations in non-interest expense related to problem asset costs, which decreased $135,000 in third quarter 2016 compared to second quarter 2016 and increased $92,000 compared to third quarter 2015. These costs fluctuated as a result of writedowns on other real estate owned property.

Federal income tax expense was $1.4 million for the third quarter 2016 compared to $1.7 million for the second quarter 2016 and $1.4 million for the third quarter 2015. The effective tax rate was 22.7 percent for the third quarter 2016, compared to 31.0 percent for the second quarter 2016 and 30.4 percent for the third quarter 2015. The decrease in the effective tax rate for the third quarter 2016 was due to tax credits and other adjustments recognized in the Company’s federal income tax return which was filed in the third quarter 2016.

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 third quarter 2016, a negative provision for loan losses of $250,000 was recorded in the third quarter 2016. Net loan recoveries for the third quarter 2016 were $138,000, compared to second quarter 2016 net loan recoveries of $580,000 and third quarter 2015 net loan recoveries of $285,000. The Company has experienced net loan recoveries in each of the past seven quarters, and in twelve of the past thirteen quarters. Total loans past due on payments by 30 days or more amounted to $345,000 at September 30, 2016, down 75 percent from $1.4 million at December 31, 2015 and down 88 percent from $2.9 million at September 30, 2015. Delinquency as a percentage of total loans was 0.03 percent at September 30, 2016.

(1) Net interest margin on a fully tax equivalent basis is a non-GAAP measure but is customary in the banking industry. Management believes this non-GAAP measure is useful because it ensures comparability of yields on taxable and tax-exempt investment securities. See section on “Use of non-GAAP financial measures” for additional information.

The allowance for loan losses of $16.8 million was 1.36 percent of total loans at September 30, 2016, compared to 1.43 percent of total loans at December 31, 2015, and 1.53 percent at September 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 7,230 percent as of September 30, 2016, compared to 2,259 percent at December 31, 2015, and 433 percent at September 30, 2015.

At September 30, 2016, the Company's nonperforming loans had declined to $233,000, representing 0.02 percent of total loans. This compares to $756,000 (0.06 percent of total loans) at December 31, 2015 and $4.2 million (0.35 percent of total loans) at September 30, 2015. Other real estate owned and repossessed assets were $13.1 million at September 30, 2016, compared to $17.6 million at December 31, 2015 and $25.7 million at September 30, 2015. Total nonperforming assets, including other real estate owned and nonperforming loans, have decreased by $16.5 million, or 55 percent, from September 30, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

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

Dollars in 000s Sept 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sept 30, 2015
Commercial Real Estate $192 $291 $312 $525 $922
Commercial and Industrial 9 26 79 174 3,119
Total Commercial Loans 211 317 391 699 4,041
Residential Mortgage Loans 2 2 2 2 42
Consumer Loans 30 31 34 55 128
Total Non-Performing Loans $233 $350 $427 $756 $4,211

Total non-performing assets were $13.3 million, or 0.81 percent of total assets, at September 30, 2016. A break-down of non-performing assets is shown in the table below.

Dollars in 000s Sept 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sept 30, 2015
Non-Performing Loans $233 $350 $427 $756 $4,211
Other Repossessed Assets --- --- --- --- ---
Other Real Estate Owned 13,110 14,066 16,162 17,572 25,671
Total Non-Performing Assets $13,343 $14,416 $16,589 $18,328 $29,882

Balance Sheet, Liquidity and Capital

Total assets were $1.65 billion at September 30, 2016, a decrease of $76.0 million from $1.73 billion at December 31, 2015 and a decrease of $5.7 million from $1.66 billion at September 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 $1.24 billion at September 30, 2016, an increase of $24.6 million from $1.21 billion at December 31, 2015 and an increase of $43.5 million from $1.19 billion at September 30, 2015.

Commercial loans increased by $41.1 million from September 30, 2015 to September 30, 2016, along with an increase of $2.4 million in our residential mortgage and consumer loan portfolios. Commercial real estate loans decreased by $5.0 million and commercial and industrial loans increased by $46.1 million during the same period.

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

Dollars in 000s Sept 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sept 30, 2015
Construction and Development $76,077 $74,339 $73,621 $74,210 $77,320
Other Commercial Real Estate 423,991 439,036 443,095 434,462 427,797
Commercial Loans Secured by Real Estate 500,068 513,375 516,716 508,672 505,117
Commercial and Industrial 423,102 381,058 388,625 377,298 376,966
Total Commercial Loans $923,170 $894,433 $905,341 $885,970 $882,083
Residential Developer Loans (a) $26,890 $29,771 $28,521 $30,112 $32,147


(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 September 30, 2016, total performing loans amounted to $1.24 billion, an increase of $39.0 million from December 31, 2015 and an increase of $47.5 million from September 30, 2015.

Total deposits were $1.36 billion at September 30, 2016, down $76.9 million from $1.44 billion at December 31, 2015 and were down $8.2 million from $1.37 billion at September 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. The decrease in total deposits from September 30, 2015 were due to a lower level of deposits held by municipal customers. Higher costing time deposits were also down $13.7 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 September 30, 2016 compared to September 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 September 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.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The presentation of net interest margin on a fully tax equivalent (“FTE”) basis is not in accordance with GAAP but is customary in the banking industry. Management believes this non-GAAP measure is useful because it ensures comparability of yields on taxable and tax-exempt investment securities. For further information see “Reconciliation of Net Interest Margin, Fully Taxable Equivalent (Non-GAAP)” in the Selected Consolidated Financial Data section that follows.

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 Nine Months Ended
3rd Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr September 30
EARNINGS SUMMARY 2016 2016 2015 2016 2015
Total interest income $ 13,122 $ 12,873 $ 12,427 $ 39,003 $ 36,676
Total interest expense 1,220 1,265 1,306 3,755 4,058
Net interest income 11,902 11,608 11,121 35,248 32,618
Provision for loan losses (250) (750) (250) (1,100) (1,750)
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 12,152 12,358 11,371 36,348 34,368
NON-INTEREST INCOME
Deposit service charges 1,152 1,112 1,150 3,312 3,248
Net gains on mortgage loans 1,175 572 705 2,235 2,249
Trust fees 790 788 711 2,286 2,168
Other 1,958 2,064 1,918 6,386 5,626
Total non-interest income 5,075 4,536 4,484 14,219 13,291
NON-INTEREST EXPENSE
Salaries and benefits 6,166 6,168 6,158 18,521 18,474
Occupancy 901 901 948 2,784 2,823
Furniture and equipment 772 839 835 2,476 2,431
FDIC assessment 166 220 283 638 854
Problem asset costs, including losses 325 460 233 1,196 1,313
Other 2,943 2,882 2,797 8,679 8,443
Total non-interest expense 11,273 11,470 11,254 34,294 34,338
Income before income tax 5,954 5,424 4,601 16,273 13,321
Income tax expense 1,350 1,679 1,400 4,429 4,065
Net income $ 4,604 $ 3,745 $ 3,201 $ 11,844 $ 9,256
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.14 $ 0.11 $ 0.09 $ 0.35 $ 0.27
Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.14 $ 0.11 $ 0.09 $ 0.35 $ 0.27
Return on average assets 1.10% 0.91% 0.77% 0.95% 0.77%
Return on average equity 11.50% 9.56% 8.64% 10.06% 8.44%
Net interest margin (fully taxable equivalent)(1) 3.08% 3.08% 2.92% 3.09% 3.00%
Efficiency ratio 66.40% 71.05% 72.12% 69.33% 74.80%
BALANCE SHEET DATA September 30 June 30 September 30
Assets 2016 2016 2015
Cash and due from banks $ 31,879 $ 30,045 $ 23,468
Federal funds sold and other short-term investments 25,872 94,888 100,285
Interest-bearing time deposits in other financial institutions --- --- 20,000
Securities available for sale 184,403 173,580 161,515
Securities held to maturity 58,893 49,373 40,434
Federal Home Loan Bank Stock 11,558 11,558 11,558
Loans held for sale 2,013 1,138 2,895
Total loans 1,236,395 1,211,844 1,192,878
Less allowance for loan loss 16,847 16,959 18,217
Net loans 1,219,548 1,194,885 1,174,661
Premises and equipment, net 50,174 50,639 51,725
Bank-owned life insurance 39,088 28,942 28,697
Other real estate owned 13,110 14,066 25,671
Other assets 17,148 17,433 18,430
Total Assets $ 1,653,686 $ 1,666,547 $ 1,659,339
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Noninterest-bearing deposits $ 455,164 $ 451,644 $ 442,316
Interest-bearing deposits 903,463 903,434 924,533
Total deposits 1,358,627 1,355,078 1,366,849
Other borrowed funds 84,173 104,840 96,169
Long-term debt 41,238 41,238 41,238
Other liabilities 7,403 6,929 5,350
Total Liabilities 1,491,441 1,508,085 1,509,606
Shareholders' equity 162,245 158,462 149,733
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ 1,653,686 $ 1,666,547 $ 1,659,339
(1)Net interest margin on a fully taxable equivalent basis is a non-GAAP measure. For more information please refer to RECONCILIATION OF NET INTEREST MARGIN, FULLY TAXABLE EQUIVALENT (NON-GAAP) section below.
MACATAWA BANK CORPORATION
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands except per share information)
Quarterly Year to Date
3rd Qtr 2nd Qtr 1st Qtr 4th Qtr 3rd Qtr
2016 2016 2016 2015 2015 2016 2015
EARNINGS SUMMARY
Net interest income $ 11,902 $ 11,608 $ 11,738 $ 11,461 $ 11,121 $ 35,248 $ 32,618
Provision for loan losses (250) (750) (100) (1,750) (250) (1,100) (1,750)
Total non-interest income 5,075 4,536 4,608 4,503 4,484 14,219 13,291
Total non-interest expense 11,273 11,470 11,551 12,615 11,254 34,294 34,338
Federal income tax expense 1,350 1,679 1,400 1,561 1,400 4,429 4,065
Net income $ 4,604 $ 3,745 $ 3,495 $ 3,538 $ 3,201 $ 11,844 $ 9,256
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.14 $ 0.11 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.09 $ 0.35 $ 0.27
Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.14 $ 0.11 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.09 $ 0.35 $ 0.27
MARKET DATA
Book value per common share $ 4.78 $ 4.67 $ 4.58 $ 4.48 $ 4.42 $ 4.78 $ 4.42
Tangible book value per common share $ 4.78 $ 4.67 $ 4.58 $ 4.48 $ 4.42 $ 4.78 $ 4.42
Market value per common share $ 7.99 $ 7.42 $ 6.25 $ 6.05 $ 5.18 $ 7.99 $ 5.18
Average basic common shares 33,921,599 33,922,506 33,925,113 33,891,429 33,866,789 33,923,067 33,866,789
Average diluted common shares 33,921,599 33,922,506 33,925,113 33,891,429 33,866,789 33,923,067 33,866,789
Period end common shares 33,920,740 33,922,289 33,925,113 33,925,113 33,866,789 33,920,740 33,866,789
PERFORMANCE RATIOS
Return on average assets 1.10% 0.91% 0.84% 0.85% 0.77% 0.95% 0.77%
Return on average equity 11.50% 9.56% 9.06% 9.40% 8.64% 10.06% 8.44%
Net interest margin (fully taxable equivalent) 3.08% 3.08% 3.09% 3.03% 2.92% 3.09% 3.00%
Efficiency ratio 66.40% 71.05% 70.67% 79.02% 72.12% 69.33% 74.80%
Full-time equivalent employees (period end) 337 343 338 342 347 337 347
ASSET QUALITY
Gross charge-offs $ 46 $ 36 $ 76 $ 252 $ 170 $ 158 $ 450
Net charge-offs $ (138) $ (580) $ (148) $ (614) $ (285) $ (866) $ (1,005)
Net charge-offs to average loans (annualized) -0.05% -0.19% -0.05% -0.21% -0.10% -0.10% -0.12%
Nonperforming loans $ 233 $ 350 $ 427 $ 756 $ 4,211 $ 233 $ 4,211
Other real estate and repossessed assets $ 13,110 $ 14,066 $ 16,162 $ 17,572 $ 25,671 $ 13,110 $ 25,671
Nonperforming loans to total loans 0.02% 0.03% 0.04% 0.06% 0.35% 0.02% 0.35%
Nonperforming assets to total assets 0.81% 0.87% 1.01% 1.06% 1.80% 0.81% 1.80%
Allowance for loan losses $ 16,847 $ 16,959 $ 17,129 $ 17,081 $ 18,217 $ 16,847 $ 18,217
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.36% 1.40% 1.41% 1.43% 1.53% 1.36% 1.53%
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans 7230.47% 4845.43% 4011.48% 2259.39% 432.61% 7230.47% 432.61%
CAPITAL
Average equity to average assets 9.53% 9.47% 9.27% 9.07% 8.89% 9.43% 9.11%
Common equity tier 1 to risk weighted assets (Consolidated) 11.25% 11.14% 10.95% 10.75% 10.54% 11.25% 10.54%
Tier 1 capital to average assets (Consolidated) 11.97% 11.93% 11.69% 11.54% 11.34% 11.97% 11.34%
Total capital to risk-weighted assets (Consolidated) 15.23% 15.18% 15.01% 14.80% 14.61% 15.23% 14.61%
Common equity tier 1 to risk weighted assets (Bank) 13.71% 13.59% 13.41% 13.22% 12.98% 13.71% 12.98%
Tier 1 capital to average assets (Bank) 11.64% 11.61% 11.38% 11.24% 11.03% 11.64% 11.03%
Total capital to risk-weighted assets (Bank) 14.90% 14.80% 14.63% 14.43% 14.23% 14.90% 14.23%
Tangible common equity to assets 9.82% 9.52% 9.47% 8.79% 9.03% 9.82% 9.03%
END OF PERIOD BALANCES
Total portfolio loans $ 1,236,395 $ 1,211,844 $ 1,216,184 $ 1,197,932 $ 1,192,878 $ 1,236,395 $ 1,192,878
Earning assets 1,514,797 1,539,877 1,518,752 1,602,599 1,527,714 1,514,797 1,527,714
Total assets 1,653,686 1,666,547 1,639,985 1,729,643 1,659,339 1,653,686 1,659,339
Deposits 1,358,627 1,355,078 1,340,834 1,435,512 1,366,849 1,358,627 1,366,849
Total shareholders' equity 162,245 158,462 155,241 151,977 149,733 162,245 149,733
AVERAGE BALANCES
Total portfolio loans $ 1,215,953 $ 1,212,836 $ 1,202,682 $ 1,190,328 $ 1,155,339 $ 1,210,511 $ 1,138,333
Earning assets 1,555,550 1,531,535 1,539,166 1,527,116 1,532,562 1,542,133 1,469,838
Total assets 1,680,097 1,654,325 1,663,590 1,660,869 1,667,736 1,666,055 1,604,589
Deposits 1,377,462 1,346,703 1,365,881 1,365,990 1,376,257 1,363,400 1,316,996
Total shareholders' equity 160,196 156,664 154,244 150,583 148,214 157,046 146,242
RECONCILIATION OF NET INTEREST MARGIN, FULLY TAXABLE EQUIVALENT (NON-GAAP)
Net interest income $ 11,902 $ 11,608 $ 11,738 $ 11,461 $ 11,121 $ 35,248 $ 32,618
Plus taxable equivalent adjustment 193 189 186 190 169 567 477
Net interest income - taxable equivalent $ 12,095 $ 11,797 $ 11,924 $ 11,651 $ 11,290 $ 35,815 $ 33,095
Net interest margin (GAAP) 3.04% 3.04% 3.06% 2.98% 2.88% 3.04% 2.97%
Net interest margin (FTE) - non-GAAP 3.08% 3.08% 3.09% 3.03% 2.92% 3.09% 3.00%


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