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First Business Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

-- Highlighted by Record Trust and Investment Services Fee Income, Strong Loan Growth and an 8% Increase in Quarterly
Cash Dividend Declared in January --

-- First Quarter Credit Metrics Reflect Increase in Non-Performing Assets --

MADISON, Wis, April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Business Financial Services, Inc. (the “Company” or “First Business”) (NASDAQ:FBIZ), the parent company of First Business Bank, First Business Bank - Milwaukee and Alterra Bank (“Alterra”), today reported first quarter 2017 results including record trust and investment services fee income and solid loan growth. Overall performance trends reflect the Company’s previously disclosed decision to temporarily slow Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loan production, beginning in the second half of 2016, in order to make significant investments in the platform. Overall credit quality metrics reflect an increase in non-performing assets.

Highlights for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 include:

  • Net income totaled $3.4 million, compared to $4.6 million in the first quarter of 2016.
  • Diluted earnings per common share measured $0.39, compared to $0.52 for the first quarter of 2016.
  • The Company increased its quarterly cash dividend declared in January 8.3% to $0.13 per share, compared to $0.12 per share for the first quarter of 2016.
  • Annualized return on average assets and annualized return on average equity measured 0.77% and 8.31%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2017, compared to 1.00% and 11.70%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2016.
  • Trust and investment services fee income was a record $1.6 million, compared to $1.3 million for the first quarter of 2016.
  • Top line revenue, consisting of net interest income and total non-interest income, totaled $19.0 million, compared to $20.1 million for the first quarter of 2016.
  • Net interest margin measured 3.51%, compared to 3.59% for the first quarter of 2016.
  • The Company’s efficiency ratio measured 70.85%, compared to 62.44% for the first quarter of 2016.
  • Provision for loan and lease losses was $572,000, up from $525,000 for the first quarter of 2016.
  • Provision for loan and lease losses included net recoveries of $182,000, compared to net charge-offs of $157,000 for the first quarter of 2016.
  • Period-end gross loans and leases receivable increased to $1.481 billion, up 8.4% annualized from December 31, 2016 and 2.2% from March 31, 2016.
  • Non-performing assets as a percent of total assets measured 2.17% at period end, compared to 1.09% at March 31, 2016, primarily reflecting additional impaired loans related to three loan relationships.

“The execution of our strategy, including prudent investments in talent, is reflected in this quarter’s solid loan production and continued growth in our trust and investment services business, which again delivered record fee income,” said Corey Chambas, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We intend to continue this momentum with the rebuild of our SBA lending business, strategically diversifying our sources of revenue while improving operating efficiency. At the same time, we remain committed to maintaining a lending culture where credit quality is foundational and we are disappointed with the increase in non-performing assets that blemished our otherwise positive first quarter performance.”

Results of Operations

Net interest income of $14.9 million decreased $1.9 million, or 11.1%, compared to the linked quarter and $651,000, or 4.2%, compared to the first quarter of 2016. The linked quarter comparison primarily reflects unusually elevated fees collected in lieu of interest from loan payoffs during the fourth quarter of 2016. Net interest income in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the prior year period reflected competitive loan pricing pressure, partially offset by successful efforts to decrease various deposit rates and increased rates on certain variable-rate loans stemming from the Federal Open Market Committee raising the targeted federal funds rate by 25 basis points in December of 2016 and again in March of 2017.

Net interest margin was 3.51% for the first quarter of 2017, compared to 3.91% in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 3.59% in the first quarter of 2016. First quarter 2017 net interest margin declined from the linked quarter principally due to the aforementioned elevated amount of fees collected in lieu of interest during the fourth quarter of 2016. Compared to the prior year period, first quarter 2017 net interest margin reflected continued loan yield compression, principally due to a shift in the mix of loan originations toward lower-yielding conventional commercial loans in recent quarters, in line with market demand. Asset yield compression was partially offset by successful efforts to decrease various deposit rates and utilize an efficient mix of wholesale funding sources, and the aforementioned targeted federal funds rate increases. The Company’s cost of interest-bearing liabilities declined from 1.07% for the first quarter of 2016 to 1.04% for the first quarter of 2017, despite a rising interest rate environment.

Management expects the successful continuation of these efforts will allow the Company to maintain a net interest margin of 3.50% or better. The collection of loan fees in lieu of interest is an expected source of volatility to quarterly net interest income and net interest margin, given the nature of the Company’s specialty lending business. Net interest margin may also experience volatility due to events such as the collection of interest on loans previously in non-accrual status or the accumulation of significant short-term deposit inflows.

Non-interest income of $4.1 million for the first quarter of 2017, representing 21.4% of total revenue, increased 3.4% from the fourth quarter of 2016 and decreased 11.6% from the first quarter of 2016. The increase from the linked quarter reflected record trust and investment services fee income and increased swap fee income. The decrease from the prior year primarily reflects lower gains from SBA loan sales resulting from the Company’s previously announced decision to temporarily slow loan production while making investments in the SBA platform. Gains on the sale of SBA loans totaled $360,000 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $546,000 in the linked quarter and $1.4 million in the first quarter of 2016. Trust and investment services fee income totaled a record $1.6 million in the first quarter of 2017, increasing $356,000, or 28.0%, compared to the same quarter in the prior year. Existing client relationships and business development efforts remained strong as trust assets under management and administration reached a record $1.304 billion at March 31, 2017, up $99.4 million, or 33.0% annualized, from the prior quarter and $197.0 million, or 17.8%, from March 31, 2016.

Non-interest expense was $13.6 million in the first quarter of 2017, $14.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 and $12.7 million in the first quarter of 2016. As previously disclosed, fourth quarter 2016 non-interest expense included $794,000 for one-time termination fees associated with consolidating the Company’s technology vendor relationships and a $1.6 million SBA recourse provision for estimated losses in the outstanding guaranteed portion of SBA loans sold. No material SBA recourse provision was recognized in the first quarters of 2016 or 2017, though changes to SBA recourse reserves may be a source of non-interest expense volatility in future quarters. In addition, the Company’s first quarter 2017 marketing expenses were less than recent quarters, primarily reflecting the timing of rebranding efforts ahead of the Company’s expected consolidation of its bank charters in the second quarter of 2017.

First quarter 2017 compensation costs increased by $1.6 million compared to the linked quarter primarily due to annual merit increases and a return to normalized accruals for the Company’s annual bonus plan, while fourth quarter 2016 expenses included a $513,000 reduction to performance-related compensation accruals. Growth in compensation costs from the previous year reflects annual merit increases as well as recent additions to the SBA lending team as part of enhancements to that business line. Management expects to continue strategically investing in talent as opportunities are presented in 2017 and beyond.

The Company’s first quarter 2017 efficiency ratio was 70.85%, compared to 57.52% for the linked quarter and 62.44% for the first quarter of 2016. Unusually elevated loan fees and other non-recurring items meaningfully lowered the fourth quarter 2016 efficiency ratio. The decrease in operating efficiency from the prior year primarily reflects lower gains from SBA loan sales resulting from the Company’s previously announced decision to temporarily slow loan production while making investments in the SBA platform. Over time the Company intends to achieve its target efficiency ratio range of 58-62% through proactive expense management efforts, including its charter consolidation plans, as well as revenue initiatives such as the ramp up of SBA lending production in the second half of 2017 and into 2018.

“We are working diligently in 2017 to return to our historical targeted levels of operational efficiency,” Chambas said. “We are building a best-in-class infrastructure, with the people and processes in place to generate high-quality production in the quarters and years ahead. At the same time, we expect our pending charter consolidation and recently announced core system conversion will create capacity within our existing workforce to accommodate future growth in a highly efficient manner.”

The Company recorded provision for loan and lease losses totaling $572,000 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $994,000 in the linked quarter and $525,000 in the first quarter of 2016. Net recoveries of $182,000 represented an annualized 0.05% of average loans and leases for the first quarter of 2017. This compares to annualized net charge-offs measuring 0.04% of average loans and leases in both the linked quarter and first quarter of 2016, respectively.

The effective tax rate was 29.5% in the first quarter 2017, compared to 23.2% in the linked quarter and 34.1% in the first quarter of 2016. No significant discrete items were recognized during the first quarter of 2017.

Balance Sheet

Period-end gross loans and leases receivable totaled $1.481 billion at March 31, 2017, increasing $30.3 million, or 8.4% annualized, from December 31, 2016 and increasing $32.4 million, or 2.2%, from March 31, 2016. On an average basis, gross loans and leases of $1.456 billion decreased by $12.1 million, or 0.8%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, as first quarter growth largely occurred late in the quarter.

“First quarter 2017 loan growth of $30.3 million marks the Company’s strongest first quarter expansion since 2008,” said Chambas. “In what is typically our weakest quarter for loan growth, our team created great momentum to begin the year. Their exceptional performance positions us well to achieve our loan growth goals in 2017 and demonstrates the merits of our significant investments in talent over the past several years.”

Period-end in-market deposits - consisting of all transaction accounts, money market accounts and non-wholesale deposits - totaled $1.104 billion, or 69.5% of total bank funding at March 31, 2017, compared to $1.122 billion, or 71.4% at December 31, 2016 and $1.106 billion or 69.6% at March 31, 2016. The decrease in in-market deposits compared to the linked quarter was primarily due to expected seasonality of our non-transaction accounts. Period-end wholesale bank funds were $484.5 million at March 31, 2017, including brokered certificates of deposit of $342.6 million, deposits gathered through internet deposit listing services of $45.8 million and Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advances of $96.1 million. Consistent with the Corporation’s longstanding funding strategy to use the most efficient and cost effective source of wholesale funds, management replaced maturing wholesale deposits with fixed rate FHLB advances at various maturity terms during the quarter. As part of this efficient funding strategy, during the first quarter of 2017, the Company increased its use of FHLB borrowings by $62.5 million. Over time, management intends to maintain a ratio of in-market deposits to total bank funding sources in line with the Company's historical range of 60%-70%.

Asset Quality

First Business’s total non-performing assets were $39.0 million at March 31, 2017, increasing by $12.3 million, or 46.2%, compared to $26.7 million at December 31, 2016 and increasing by $19.5 million, or 99.6%, compared to $19.5 million at March 31, 2016. As a percent of total assets, non-performing assets measured 2.17% at March 31, 2017, compared to 1.50% and 1.09% at the end of the linked quarter and first quarter of 2016, respectively. Included in these totals are non-performing assets at Alterra which totaled $21.7 million at March 31, 2017, compared to $15.9 million at December 31, 2016 and $5.5 million at March 31, 2016.

Deterioration in a $6.7 million commercial and industrial loan to a Wisconsin-based client had a meaningful impact on the Company’s non-performing assets during the first quarter. The borrower has no additional unfunded commitments and the loan did not require a specific reserve or charge-off as of March 31, 2017. The Company does not believe this borrower’s deterioration is indicative of any broader trend in its portfolio.

Two unrelated SBA relationships, an owner-occupied commercial real estate loan and a construction loan, accounted for the remaining increase in non-performing assets during the first quarter. The owner-occupied loan represented the repurchase of a previously sold portion of an SBA loan, which the Company identified as impaired during 2016. The construction loan impairment was primarily driven by rapid deterioration of the client’s business that also impacted our source of repayment. The impaired loan increases related to these loan relationships were fully-collateralized as of March 31, 2017.

Notwithstanding recent increases in non-performing assets, the Company remains committed to its credit culture and the high standards long established within the First Business franchise.

Capital Strength

The Company's capital ratios continued to exceed the highest required regulatory benchmark levels. As of March 31, 2017, total capital to risk-weighted assets was 11.55%, tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets was 9.16%, tier 1 leverage capital to adjusted average assets was 9.26% and common equity tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets was 8.60%.

Quarterly Dividend Increased

As previously announced, during January 2017 the Company's Board of Directors declared a $0.01 increase in its regular quarterly dividend, to $0.13 per share. The dividend was paid on February 24, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 10, 2017. Measured against first quarter 2017 diluted earnings per share of $0.39, the dividend represents a 33.3% payout ratio. The Board of Directors routinely considers dividend declarations as part of its normal course of business.

About First Business Financial Services, Inc.

First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIZ) is a Wisconsin-based bank holding company focused on the unique needs of businesses, business executives and high net worth individuals. First Business offers commercial banking, specialty finance and private wealth management solutions, and because of its niche focus, is able to provide its clients with unmatched expertise, accessibility and responsiveness. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com or call 608-238-8008.

This release may include forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which reflect First Business’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are not based on historical information, but rather are related to future operations, strategies, financial results or other developments. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s expectations as well as certain assumptions and estimates made by, and information available to, management at the time the statements are made. Those statements are based on general assumptions and are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the views, beliefs and projections expressed in such statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including among other things:

  • Competitive pressures among depository and other financial institutions nationally and in our markets.
  • Adverse changes in the economy or business conditions, either nationally or in our markets.
  • Increases in defaults by borrowers and other delinquencies.
  • Our ability to manage growth effectively, including the successful expansion of our client support, administrative infrastructure and internal management systems.
  • Fluctuations in interest rates and market prices.
  • The consequences of continued bank acquisitions and mergers in our markets, resulting in fewer but much larger and financially stronger competitors.
  • Changes in legislative or regulatory requirements applicable to us and our subsidiaries.
  • Changes in tax requirements, including tax rate changes, new tax laws and revised tax law interpretations.
  • Fraud, including client and system failure or breaches of our network security, including with respect to our internet banking activities.
  • Failure to comply with the applicable SBA regulations in order to maintain the eligibility of the guaranteed portion of SBA loans.

For further information about the factors that could affect the Company’s future results, please see the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



SELECTED FINANCIAL CONDITION DATA
(Unaudited) As of
(in thousands) March 31,
2017
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $60,899 $77,517 $68,764 $131,611 $104,854
Securities available-for-sale, at fair value 147,058 145,893 154,480 137,692 140,823
Securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost 38,485 38,612 35,109 36,167 36,485
Loans held for sale 3,924 1,111 2,627 5,548 1,697
Loans and leases receivable 1,480,971 1,450,675 1,458,297 1,451,815 1,448,586
Allowance for loan and lease losses (21,666) (20,912) (20,067) (18,154) (16,684)
Loans and leases, net 1,459,305 1,429,763 1,438,230 1,433,661 1,431,902
Premises and equipment, net 3,955 3,772 3,898 3,969 3,868
Foreclosed properties 1,472 1,472 1,527 1,548 1,677
Bank-owned life insurance 39,358 39,048 29,028 28,784 28,541
Federal Home Loan Bank and Federal Reserve Bank stock, at cost 4,782 2,131 2,165 2,163 2,734
Goodwill and other intangible assets 12,774 12,773 12,762 12,923 12,606
Accrued interest receivable and other assets 28,578 28,607 23,848 25,003 24,945
Total assets $1,800,590 $1,780,699 $1,772,438 $1,819,069 $1,790,132
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
In-market deposits $1,104,281 $1,122,174 $1,116,974 $1,130,890 $1,105,633
Wholesale deposits 388,433 416,681 449,225 477,054 475,955
Total deposits 1,492,714 1,538,855 1,566,199 1,607,944 1,581,588
Federal Home Loan Bank advances and other borrowings 121,841 59,676 29,946 33,570 35,011
Junior subordinated notes 10,008 10,004 10,001 9,997 9,993
Accrued interest payable and other liabilities 11,893 10,514 6,361 9,164 8,341
Total liabilities 1,636,456 1,619,049 1,612,507 1,660,675 1,634,933
Total stockholders’ equity 164,134 161,650 159,931 158,394 155,199
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $1,800,590 $1,780,699 $1,772,438 $1,819,069 $1,790,132



STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited) As of and for the Three Months Ended
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) March 31,
2017
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
Total interest income $18,447 $20,321 $18,898 $19,555 $19,343
Total interest expense 3,559 3,568 3,603 3,814 3,804
Net interest income 14,888 16,753 15,295 15,741 15,539
Provision for loan and lease losses 572 994 3,537 2,762 525
Net interest income after provision for loan and lease losses 14,316 15,759 11,758 12,979 15,014
Trust and investment services fee income 1,629 1,375 1,364 1,344 1,273
Gain on sale of SBA loans 360 546 347 2,131 1,376
Service charges on deposits 765 743 772 733 742
Loan fees 458 639 506 676 609
Other non-interest income 851 628 651 939 594
Total non-interest income 4,063 3,931 3,640 5,823 4,594
Compensation 8,683 7,091 7,637 8,447 8,370
Occupancy 475 481 530 500 508
Professional fees 1,010 1,144 1,065 961 861
Data processing 584 1,327 623 697 651
Marketing 370 628 528 448 734
Equipment 283 276 292 341 280
Computer software 683 553 539 574 494
FDIC insurance 380 483 444 254 291
Collateral liquidation costs 92 58 89 68 47
Net loss on foreclosed properties 29 93
Impairment of tax credit investments 113 171 3,314 94 112
SBA recourse provision 6 1,619 375 74
Other non-interest expense 881 663 317 907 351
Total non-interest expense 13,560 14,523 15,753 13,458 12,699
Income (loss) before income tax expense 4,819 5,167 (355) 5,344 6,909
Income tax expense (benefit)(1) 1,422 1,199 (3,020) 1,621 2,356
Net income(1) $3,397 $3,968 $2,665 $3,723 $4,553
Per common share:
Basic earnings(1) $0.39 $0.46 $0.31 $0.43 $0.52
Diluted earnings(1) 0.39 0.46 0.31 0.43 0.52
Dividends declared 0.13 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.12
Book value 18.83 18.55 18.35 18.20 17.84
Tangible book value 17.36 17.08 16.88 16.71 16.39
Weighted-average common shares outstanding(2) 8,600,620 8,587,814 8,582,836 8,566,718 8,565,050
Weighted-average diluted common shares outstanding(2) 8,600,620 8,587,814 8,582,836 8,566,718 8,565,050
(1) Results as of and for the three months ended September 30, 2016, June 30, 2016, and March 31, 2016, have been adjusted to reflect early adoption of ASU 2016-09, “Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting.”
(2) Excluding participating securities.



NET INTEREST INCOME ANALYSIS
(Unaudited) For the Three Months Ended
(Dollars in thousands) March 31, 2017 December 31, 2016 March 31, 2016
Average
Balance
Interest Average
Yield/Rate(4)
Average
Balance
Interest Average
Yield/Rate(4)
Average
Balance
Interest Average
Yield/Rate(4)
Interest-earning assets
Commercial real estate and other mortgage loans(1) $946,110 $10,318 4.36% $950,168 $11,561 4.87% $922,859 $10,730 4.65%
Commercial and industrial loans(1) 451,552 6,595 5.84% 462,778 7,309 6.32% 470,503 7,082 6.02%
Direct financing leases(1) 30,123 323 4.29% 29,476 325 4.41% 30,845 343 4.45%
Consumer and other loans(1) 28,202 286 4.06% 25,714 271 4.22% 27,427 289 4.21%
Total loans and leases receivable(1) 1,455,987 17,522 4.81% 1,468,136 19,466 5.30% 1,451,634 18,444 5.08%
Mortgage-related securities(2) 145,804 618 1.70% 152,894 607 1.59% 144,899 599 1.65%
Other investment securities(3) 38,554 161 1.67% 34,414 136 1.58% 31,326 123 1.57%
FHLB and FRB stock 3,150 24 3.05% 2,702 18 2.66% 2,802 21 2.92%
Short-term investments 51,136 122 0.95% 56,364 94 0.67% 101,420 156 0.62%
Total interest-earning assets 1,694,631 18,447 4.35% 1,714,510 20,321 4.74% 1,732,081 19,343 4.47%
Non-interest-earning assets 80,254 67,719 88,361
Total assets $1,774,885 $1,782,229 $1,820,442
Interest-bearing liabilities
Transaction accounts $192,297 232 0.48% $185,336 184 0.40% $162,793 88 0.22%
Money market 627,188 660 0.42% 618,723 659 0.43% 646,362 828 0.51%
Certificates of deposit 55,393 132 0.95% 60,149 145 0.96% 73,163 151 0.83%
Wholesale deposits 400,672 1,649 1.65% 437,412 1,767 1.62% 497,274 1,986 1.60%
Total interest-bearing deposits 1,275,550 2,673 0.84% 1,301,620 2,755 0.85% 1,379,592 3,053 0.89%
FHLB advances 60,703 154 1.01% 30,995 72 0.93% 7,537 19 1.03%
Other borrowings 25,921 458 7.07% 25,387 461 7.26% 27,006 455 6.74%
Junior subordinated notes 10,006 274 10.97% 10,002 280 11.20% 9,991 277 11.09%
Total interest-bearing liabilities 1,372,180 3,559 1.04% 1,368,004 3,568 1.04% 1,424,126 3,804 1.07%
Non-interest-bearing demand deposit accounts 228,015 246,016 228,294
Other non-interest-bearing liabilities 11,223 6,655 12,337
Total liabilities 1,611,418 1,620,675 1,664,757
Stockholders’ equity 163,467 161,554 155,685
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $1,774,885 $1,782,229 $1,820,442
Net interest income $14,888 $16,753 $15,539
Interest rate spread 3.31% 3.70% 3.40%
Net interest-earning assets $322,451 $346,506 $307,955
Net interest margin 3.51% 3.91% 3.59%
(1) The average balances of loans and leases include non-performing loans and leases and loans held for sale. Interest income related to non-performing loans and leases is recognized when collected. Interest income includes net loan fees collected in lieu of interest.
(2) Includes amortized cost basis of assets available for sale and held to maturity.
(3) Yields on tax-exempt municipal obligations are not presented on a tax-equivalent basis in this table.
(4) Represents annualized yields/rates.



SELECTED FINANCIAL TRENDS
PERFORMANCE RATIOS
For the Three Months Ended
(Unaudited) March 31,
2017
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
Return on average assets (annualized)(1) 0.77% 0.89% 0.59% 0.82% 1.00%
Return on average equity (annualized)(1) 8.31% 9.82% 6.69% 9.45% 11.70%
Efficiency ratio 70.85% 57.52% 63.63% 61.14% 62.44%
Interest rate spread 3.31% 3.70% 3.28% 3.38% 3.40%
Net interest margin 3.51% 3.91% 3.50% 3.59% 3.59%
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 123.50% 125.33% 126.45% 124.32% 121.62%
(1) Results for the three months ended September 30, 2016, June 30, 2016, and March 31, 2016, have been adjusted to reflect early adoption of ASU 2016-09, “Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting.”



ASSET QUALITY RATIOS
(Unaudited) As of
(Dollars in thousands) March 31,
2017
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
Non-performing loans and leases $37,519 $25,194 $25,712 $22,680 $17,861
Foreclosed properties 1,472 1,472 1,527 1,548 1,677
Total non-performing assets 38,991 26,666 27,239 24,228 19,538
Performing troubled debt restructurings 702 717 732 788 1,628
Total impaired assets $39,693 $27,383 $27,971 $25,016 $21,166
Non-performing loans and leases as a percent of total gross loans and leases 2.53% 1.74% 1.76% 1.56% 1.23%
Non-performing assets as a percent of total gross loans and leases plus foreclosed properties 2.63% 1.83% 1.86% 1.67% 1.35%
Non-performing assets as a percent of total assets 2.17% 1.50% 1.54% 1.33% 1.09%
Allowance for loan and lease losses as a percent of total gross loans and leases 1.46% 1.44% 1.37% 1.25% 1.15%
Allowance for loan and lease losses as a percent of non-performing loans and leases 57.75% 83.00% 78.05% 80.04% 93.41%
Criticized assets:
Special mention $ $ $ $ $
Substandard 46,299 34,299 32,135 25,723 33,875
Doubtful
Foreclosed properties 1,472 1,472 1,527 1,548 1,677
Total criticized assets $47,771 $35,771 $33,662 $27,271 $35,552
Criticized assets to total assets 2.65% 2.01% 1.90% 1.50% 1.99%



NET CHARGE-OFFS (RECOVERIES)
(Unaudited) For the Three Months Ended
(Dollars in thousands) March 31,
2017
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
Charge-offs $209 $344 $1,656 $1,350 $244
Recoveries (391) (194) (32) (58) (87)
Net (recoveries) charge-offs $(182) $150 $1,624 $1,292 $157
Net (recoveries) charge-offs as a percent of average gross loans and leases (annualized) (0.05)% 0.04% 0.44% 0.35% 0.04%


CAPITAL RATIOS
As of and for the Three Months Ended
(Unaudited) March 31,
2017
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
Total capital to risk-weighted assets 11.55% 11.74% 11.44% 11.44% 11.24%
Tier I capital to risk-weighted assets 9.16% 9.26% 9.02% 9.08% 8.96%
Common equity tier I capital to risk-weighted assets 8.60% 8.68% 8.45% 8.50% 8.37%
Tier I capital to adjusted assets 9.26% 9.07% 8.75% 8.63% 8.44%
Tangible common equity to tangible assets 8.47% 8.42% 8.36% 8.05% 8.02%


SELECTED OTHER INFORMATION
Loan and Lease Receivable Composition
(Unaudited) As of
(in thousands) March 31,
2017
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
Commercial real estate:
Commercial real estate - owner occupied $183,016 $176,459 $169,170 $167,936 $174,286
Commercial real estate - non-owner occupied 492,366 473,158 483,540 502,378 441,539
Land development 52,663 56,638 60,348 60,599 61,953
Construction 91,343 101,206 110,426 88,339 117,825
Multi-family 107,669 92,762 73,081 73,239 84,004
1-4 family 40,036 45,651 46,341 47,289 50,923
Total commercial real estate 967,093 945,874 942,906 939,780 930,530
Commercial and industrial 458,778 450,298 464,920 456,297 461,573
Direct financing leases, net 29,330 30,951 29,638 30,698 31,617
Consumer and other:
Home equity and second mortgages 8,237 8,412 5,390 7,372 7,366
Other 18,859 16,329 16,610 18,743 18,510
Total consumer and other 27,096 24,741 22,000 26,115 25,876
Total gross loans and leases receivable 1,482,297 1,451,864 1,459,464 1,452,890 1,449,596
Less:
Allowance for loan and lease losses 21,666 20,912 20,067 18,154 16,684
Deferred loan fees 1,326 1,189 1,167 1,075 1,010
Loans and leases receivable, net $1,459,305 $1,429,763 $1,438,230 $1,433,661 $1,431,902


SELECTED OTHER INFORMATION (CONTINUED)
Deposit Composition
(Unaudited) As of
(in thousands) March 31,
2017
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
Non-interest-bearing transaction accounts $227,947 $252,638 $258,423 $243,370 $236,662
Interest-bearing transaction accounts 205,912 183,992 192,482 151,865 154,351
Money market accounts 616,557 627,090 603,872 671,420 646,336
Certificates of deposit 53,865 58,454 62,197 64,235 68,284
Wholesale deposits 388,433 416,681 449,225 477,054 475,955
Total deposits $1,492,714 $1,538,855 $1,566,199 $1,607,944 $1,581,588


Trust Assets
(Unaudited) As of
(in thousands) March 31,
2017
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
Trust assets under management $1,126,835 $977,015 $935,584 $906,239 $896,414
Trust assets under administration 176,976 227,360 231,825 227,864 210,357
Total trust assets $1,303,811 $1,204,375 $1,167,409 $1,134,103 $1,106,771

NON-GAAP RECONCILIATIONS

Certain financial information provided in this release is determined by methods other than in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (United States) (“GAAP”). Although the Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide a greater understanding of its business, these measures are not necessarily comparable to similar measures that may be presented by other companies.

TANGIBLE BOOK VALUE

“Tangible book value per share” is a non-GAAP measure representing tangible common equity divided by total common shares outstanding. “Tangible common equity” itself is a non-GAAP measure representing common stockholders’ equity reduced by intangible assets, if any. The Company’s management believes that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in period-to-period changes in book value per common share exclusive of changes in intangible assets. The information provided below reconciles tangible book value per share and tangible common equity to their most comparable GAAP measures.

(Unaudited) As of
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) March 31,
2017
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
Common stockholders’ equity $164,134 $161,650 $159,931 $158,394 $155,199
Goodwill and other intangible assets (12,774) (12,773) (12,762) (12,923) (12,606)
Tangible common equity $151,360 $148,877 $147,169 $145,471 $142,593
Common shares outstanding 8,718,307 8,715,856 8,717,299 8,703,942 8,700,172
Book value per share $18.83 $18.55 $18.35 $18.20 $17.84
Tangible book value per share 17.36 17.08 16.88 16.71 16.39

TANGIBLE COMMON EQUITY TO TANGIBLE ASSETS

‘‘Tangible common equity to tangible assets’’ is defined as the ratio of common stockholders’ equity reduced by intangible assets, if any, divided by total assets reduced by intangible assets, if any. The Company’s management believes that this measure is important to many investors in the marketplace who are interested in the relative changes from period to period in common equity and total assets, each exclusive of changes in intangible assets. The information below reconciles tangible common equity and tangible assets to their most comparable GAAP measures.

(Unaudited) As of
(Dollars in thousands) March 31,
2017
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
Common stockholders’ equity $164,134 $161,650 $159,931 $158,394 $155,199
Goodwill and other intangible assets (12,774) (12,773) (12,762) (12,923) (12,606)
Tangible common equity $151,360 $148,877 $147,169 $145,471 $142,593
Total assets $1,800,590 $1,780,699 $1,772,438 $1,819,069 $1,790,132
Goodwill and other intangible assets (12,774) (12,773) (12,762) (12,923) (12,606)
Tangible assets $1,787,816 $1,767,926 $1,759,676 $1,806,146 $1,777,526
Tangible common equity to tangible assets 8.47% 8.42% 8.36% 8.05% 8.02%

EFFICIENCY RATIO

“Efficiency ratio” is a non-GAAP measure representing non-interest expense excluding the effects of losses or gains on foreclosed properties, other discrete items that are unrelated to the Company’s primary business activities and amortization of other intangible assets, if any, divided by operating revenue, which is equal to net interest income plus non-interest income less realized gains or losses on securities, if any. In the judgment of the Company’s management, the adjustments made to non-interest expense and operating revenue allow investors and analysts to better assess the Company’s operating expenses in relation to its core operating revenue by removing the volatility that is associated with certain one-time items and other discrete items that are unrelated to its business. The information provided below reconciles the efficiency ratio to its most comparable GAAP measure.

(Unaudited) For the Three Months Ended
(Dollars in thousands) March 31,
2017
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
Total non-interest expense $13,560 $14,523 $15,753 $13,458 $12,699
Less:
Net loss on foreclosed properties 29 93
Amortization of other intangible assets 14 14 16 16 16
SBA recourse provision 6 1,619 375 74
Impairment of tax credit investments 113 171 3,314 94 112
Deconversion fees 794
Total operating expense $13,427 $11,896 $12,048 $13,181 $12,571
Net interest income $14,888 $16,753 $15,295 $15,741 $15,539
Total non-interest income 4,063 3,931 3,640 5,823 4,594
Less:
Gain on sale of securities 3 7
Total operating revenue $18,951 $20,681 $18,935 $21,557 $20,133
Efficiency ratio 70.85% 57.52% 63.63% 61.14% 62.44%


CONTACT: First Business Financial Services, Inc. Edward G. Sloane, Jr. Chief Financial Officer 608-232-5970 esloane@firstbusiness.com

Source:First Business Financial Services