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Macatawa Bank Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

HOLLAND, Mich., July 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Macatawa Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:MCBC) today announced its results for the second quarter of 2017, reflecting continued strong financial performance.

Net income of $4.8 million in second quarter 2017, up 27% from $3.7 million in second quarter 2016
Continued trend of increased revenue on reduced expenses
Net interest income up $1.1 million for second quarter 2017 compared to second quarter 2016
Net interest margin up 16 basis points from second quarter 2016
Noninterest expense down $678,000, or 6%, in second quarter 2017 compared to second quarter 2016
Reduced other real estate owned by $7.0 million, or 50%, compared to second quarter 2016
Core deposit balances up by $104.9 million, nearly 8%, from a year ago
Past due loans remained at very low levels - only 0.07% of total loans at end of second quarter 2017
Favorable loan collection results – ten consecutive quarters of net recoveries

Macatawa reported net income of $4.8 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2017 compared to $3.7 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2016. For the first six months of 2017, Macatawa reported net income of $9.2 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, compared to $7.2 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the same period in 2016.

"We are pleased to report strong performance for the second quarter of 2017,” said Ronald L. Haan, President and CEO of the Company. “Operating performance continues to improve, asset quality remains strong, capital levels are high, and the number of customer relationships continues to expand. Our long term strategy of driving profitable growth through consistent increases in quality business loans, while maintaining a disciplined approach to managing expenses remains the same.”

Mr. Haan concluded: "Earnings improvement has been driven primarily by improvement in net interest income, which has benefited from the combination of our strong core deposit funding base, growth in average balances of business loans, and the recent increases in short term interest rates. We remain well positioned to benefit from future rate increases, and expect the favorable trends we experienced in the first half of this year to continue as we look to the remainder of 2017.”

Operating Results
Net interest income for the second quarter 2017 totaled $12.7 million, an increase of $122,000 from the first quarter 2017 and an increase of $1.1 million from the second quarter 2016. Net interest margin was 3.24 percent, down 2 basis points from the first quarter 2017, and up 16 basis points from the second quarter 2016. Net interest income for the first quarter 2017 benefitted from a payoff of a loan that had been on nonaccrual, resulting in recognition of $267,000 in interest income that had been deferred.

Average interest earning assets for the second quarter 2017 increased $15.1 million from the first quarter 2017 and were up $63.3 million from the second quarter 2016.

Non-interest income increased $247,000 in the second quarter 2017 compared to the first quarter 2017 and decreased $58,000 from the second quarter 2017. These fluctuations were primarily driven by gains on sales of mortgage loans. Gains on sales of mortgage loans in the second quarter 2017 were up $48,000 compared to the first quarter 2017 and down $96,000 from the second quarter 2016. The Bank originated $16.7 million in loans for sale in the second quarter 2017 compared to $17.0 million in loans for sale in the first quarter 2017 and $19.0 million in loans for sale in the second quarter 2016.

Non-interest expense was $10.8 million for the second quarter 2017, compared to $10.9 million for the first quarter 2017 and $11.5 million for the second quarter 2016. The largest fluctuations in non-interest expense related to salaries and benefit expenses and costs associated with the administration and disposition of problem loans and non-performing assets. Salaries and benefit expenses were up $154,000 compared to the first quarter 2017 and were down $15,000 compared to the second quarter 2016. The increase over the first quarter of 2017 related primarily to annual performance adjustments to salaries awarded at the beginning of the second quarter of this year. The decrease from the second quarter of last year was primarily due to lower medical benefit expenses from lower actual claims experienced in the current quarter. Nonperforming asset expenses decreased $253,000 compared to the first quarter 2017 and decreased $618,000 compared to the second quarter 2016 due to continued reductions in the level of foreclosed properties and net gains realized on sales of such properties in 2017. During the second quarter 2017, the Bank sold its largest individual foreclosed property at a net gain of $68,000. Total realized gains for the first six months of 2017 amounted to $470,000. Other categories of non-interest expense were relatively flat compared to the first quarter 2017 and the second quarter 2016.

Federal income tax expense was $2.1 million for the second quarter 2017 compared to $2.0 million for the first quarter 2017 and $1.7 million for the second quarter 2016. The effective tax rate was 30.9% for the second quarter 2017, compared to 30.6% for the first quarter 2017 and 31.0% for the second 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 second quarter 2017, a negative provision for loan losses of $500,000 was recorded in the second quarter 2017. Net loan recoveries for the second quarter 2017 were $374,000, compared to first quarter 2017 net loan recoveries of $234,000 and second quarter 2016 net loan recoveries of $580,000. The Company has experienced net loan recoveries in each of the past ten quarters, and in fifteen of the past sixteen quarters. Total loans past due on payments by 30 days or more amounted to $815,000 at June 30, 2017, down 44 percent from $1.4 million at December 31, 2016 and down 17 percent from $979,000 at June 30, 2016. Delinquency as a percentage of total loans was 0.07 percent at June 30, 2017.

The allowance for loan losses of $16.6 million was 1.32 percent of total loans at June 30, 2017, compared to 1.32 percent of total loans at December 31, 2016, and 1.40 percent at June 30, 2016. The coverage ratio of allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans continued to be strong and significantly exceeded 1-to-1 coverage at 2,473 percent as of June 30, 2017, compared to 5,564 percent at December 31, 2016, and 4,845 percent at June 30, 2016.

At June 30, 2017, the Company's nonperforming loans had declined to $670,000, representing 0.05 percent of total loans. This compares to $300,000 (0.02 percent of total loans) at December 31, 2016 and $350,000 (0.03 percent of total loans) at June 30, 2016. Other real estate owned and repossessed assets were $7.1 million at June 30, 2017, compared to $12.3 million at December 31, 2016 and $14.1 million at June 30, 2016. Total nonperforming assets, including other real estate owned and nonperforming loans, have decreased by $6.6 million, or 46 percent, from June 30, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

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

Dollars in 000s Jun 30,
2017
Mar 31,
2017
Dec 31,
2016
Sept 30,
2016
Jun 30,
2016
Commercial Real Estate $436 $252 $183 $192 $291
Commercial and Industrial 6 127 36 9 26
Total Commercial Loans 442 379 219 201 317
Residential Mortgage Loans 206 2 58 2 2
Consumer Loans 22 20 23 30 31
Total Non-Performing Loans $670 $401 $300 $233 $350

Total non-performing assets were $7.8 million, or 0.44 percent of total assets, at June 30, 2017. A break-down of non-performing assets is shown in the table below.

Dollars in 000s Jun 30,
2017
Mar 31,
2017
Dec 31,
2016
Sept 30,
2016
Jun30,
2016
Non-Performing Loans $670 $401 $300 $233 $350
Other Repossessed Assets --- --- --- --- ---
Other Real Estate Owned 7,097 12,074 12,253 13,110 14,066
Total Non-Performing Assets $7,767 $12,475 $12,553 $13,343 $14,416

Balance Sheet, Liquidity and Capital
Total assets were $1.76 billion at June 30, 2017, an increase of $18.1 million from $1.74 billion at December 31, 2016 and an increase of $92.5 million from $1.67 billion at June 30, 2016. Year end assets typically increase due to year end seasonal inflow of business and municipal deposits. Total loans were $1.25 billion at June 30, 2017, a decrease of $29.5 million from $1.28 billion at December 31, 2016 and an increase of $39.5 million from $1.21 billion at June 30, 2016.

Commercial loans increased by $55.3 million from June 30, 2016 to June 30, 2017, partially offset by a decrease of $15.8 million in our residential mortgage and consumer loan portfolios. Commercial real estate loans increased by $1.2 million while commercial and industrial loans increased by $54.2 million during the same period.

Commercial loan production volume was down compared to the first quarter of 2017, but stable as compared to the second quarter of 2016. The following table shows a breakout of the Bank’s commercial loan activity:

Dollars in 000s 2nd Qtr
2017
1st Qtr
2017
4th Qtr
2016
3rd Qtr
2016
2nd Qtr
2016
Commerical loans originated $33,435 $60,356 $78,398 $61,112 $34,892
Repayments of commercial loans (30,090) (58,600) (40,768) (35,869) (21,389)
Change in undist.–available credit (15,706) (6,960) 6,523 3,494 164
Net change in commercial loans $(12,361) $(5,204) $44,153 $28,737 $13,667

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

Dollars in 000s Jun 30,
2017
Mar 31,
2017
Dec 31,
2016
Sept 30,
2016
Jun 30,
2016
Construction and Development $82,317 $78,910 $79,596 $76,077 $74,339
Other Commercial Real Estate 432,223 429,898 438,385 423,991 439,036
Commercial Loans Secured by Real Estate 514,540 508,808 517,981 500,068 513,375
Commercial and Industrial 435,218 453,311 449,342 423,102 381,058
Total Commercial Loans $949,758 $962,119 $967,323 $923,170 $894,433
Residential Developer Loans (a) $21,244 $24,662 $26,003 $26,890 $29,771
(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.

Total deposits were $1.46 billion at June 30, 2017, up $11.3 million from $1.45 billion at December 31, 2016 and were up $104.9 million, or 7.7 percent, from $1.36 billion at June 30, 2016. The increase in total deposits from December 31, 2016 was primarily in interest-bearing checking (up $1.8 million), money market deposits (up $17.4 million), savings (up $7.7 million) and certificates of deposit (up $4.0 million), partially offset by decreases in noninterest checking account balances (down $19.7 million). The balances of noninterest checking accounts typically are higher at the end of the year as certain businesses and municipal customers have a year-end seasonal increase in their noninterest-bearing checking balances. 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 higher at June 30, 2017 compared to June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2016 due to earnings growth, and continue to be at levels comfortably above those required to be categorized as “well capitalized” under applicable regulatory capital guidelines. As such, the Bank was categorized as "well capitalized" at June 30, 2017.

About Macatawa Bank
Headquartered in Holland, Mich., Macatawa Bank offers a full range of banking, retail and commercial lending, wealth management and ecommerce services to individuals, businesses and governmental entities from a network of 26 full-service branches located throughout communities in Kent, Ottawa and northern Allegan counties. The bank is recognized for its local management team and decision making, along with providing customers excellent service, a rewarding experience and superior financial products. Macatawa Bank has been recognized for the past five consecutive years as “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”. For more information, visit www.macatawabank.com.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on management's current beliefs, expectations, assumptions, estimates, plans and intentions. Forward-looking statements are identifiable by words or phrases such as "believe," "expect," "may," "should," "will," ”intend,” "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, 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, extent, 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, 2016. These and other factors are representative of the risk factors that may emerge and could cause a difference between an ultimate actual outcome and a preceding forward-looking statement.

MACATAWA BANK CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL SUMMARY
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands except per share information)
Quarterly Six Months ended
2nd Qtr 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr June 30,
EARNINGS SUMMARY 2017 2017 2016 2017 2016
Total interest income $14,042 $13,848 $12,873 $27,890 $25,881
Total interest expense 1,337 1,265 1,265 2,602 2,535
Net interest income 12,705 12,583 11,608 25,288 23,346
Provision for loan losses (500) (500) (750) (1,000) (850)
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 13,205 13,083 12,358 26,288 24,196
NON-INTEREST INCOME
Deposit service charges 1,110 1,060 1,112 2,170 2,159
Net gains on mortgage loans 476 428 572 904 1,060
Trust fees 833 778 788 1,611 1,496
Other 2,059 1,965 2,064 4,024 4,429
Total non-interest income 4,478 4,231 4,536 8,709 9,144
NON-INTEREST EXPENSE
Salaries and benefits 6,153 5,999 6,168 12,152 12,355
Occupancy 991 1,026 901 2,017 1,883
Furniture and equipment 750 732 839 1,482 1,704
FDIC assessment 134 136 220 270 472
Problem asset costs, including losses (158) 95 460 (63) 871
Other 2,922 2,900 2,882 5,821 5,736
Total non-interest expense 10,792 10,888 11,470 21,679 23,021
Income before income tax 6,891 6,426 5,424 13,318 10,319
Income tax expense 2,129 1,966 1,679 4,095 3,079
Net income $4,762 $4,460 $3,745 $9,223 $7,240
Basic earnings per common share $0.14 $0.13 $0.11 $0.27 $0.21
Diluted earnings per common share $0.14 $0.13 $0.11 $0.27 $0.21
Return on average assets 1.11% 1.05% 0.91% 1.08% 0.87%
Return on average equity 11.32% 10.86% 9.56% 11.09% 9.31%
Net interest margin (fully taxable equivalent) 3.24% 3.26% 3.08% 3.25% 3.09%
Efficiency ratio 62.81% 64.76% 71.05% 63.77% 70.86%
BALANCE SHEET DATA June 30, March 31, June 30,
Assets 2017 2017 2016
Cash and due from banks $31,165 $30,631 $30,045
Federal funds sold and other short-term investments 114,104 83,118 94,888
Securities available for sale 184,761 184,605 173,580
Securities held to maturity 68,818 68,473 49,373
Federal Home Loan Bank Stock 11,558 11,558 11,558
Loans held for sale 3,184 2,767 1,138
Total loans 1,251,355 1,266,128 1,211,844
Less allowance for loan loss 16,570 16,696 16,959
Net loans 1,234,785 1,249,432 1,194,885
Premises and equipment, net 48,626 49,832 50,639
Bank-owned life insurance 39,781 39,524 28,942
Other real estate owned 7,097 12,074 14,066
Other assets 15,184 16,839 17,433
Total Assets $1,759,063 $1,748,853 $1,666,547
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Noninterest-bearing deposits $481,769 $466,415 $451,644
Interest-bearing deposits 978,221 966,731 903,434
Total deposits 1,459,990 1,433,146 1,355,078
Other borrowed funds 82,785 102,785 104,840
Long-term debt 41,238 41,238 41,238
Other liabilities 4,875 5,539 6,929
Total Liabilities 1,588,888 1,582,708 1,508,085
Shareholders' equity 170,175 166,145 158,462
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $1,759,063 $1,748,853 $1,666,547
MACATAWA BANK CORPORATION
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands except per share information)
Quarterly Year to Date
2nd Qtr 1st Qtr 4th Qtr 3rd Qtr 2nd Qtr
2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2017 2016
EARNINGS SUMMARY
Net interest income $12,705 $12,583 $12,292 $11,902 $11,608 $25,288 $23,346
Provision for loan losses (500) (500) (250) (250) (750) (1,000) (850)
Total non-interest income 4,478 4,231 4,856 5,075 4,536 8,709 9,144
Total non-interest expense 10,792 10,888 11,488 11,273 11,470 21,679 23,021
Federal income tax expense 2,129 1,966 1,802 1,350 1,679 4,095 3,079
Net income $4,762 $4,460 $4,108 $4,604 $3,745 $9,223 $7,240
Basic earnings per common share $0.14 $0.13 $0.12 $0.14 $0.11 $0.27 $0.21
Diluted earnings per common share $0.14 $0.13 $0.12 $0.14 $0.11 $0.27 $0.21
MARKET DATA
Book value per common share $5.01 $4.89 $4.78 $4.78 $4.67 $5.01 $4.67
Tangible book value per common share $5.01 $4.89 $4.78 $4.78 $4.67 $5.01 $4.67
Market value per common share $9.54 $9.88 $10.41 $7.99 $7.42 $9.54 $7.42
Average basic common shares 33,942,318 33,941,010 33,920,535 33,921,599 33,922,506 33,941,668 33,923,810
Average diluted common shares 33,948,127 33,948,584 33,923,371 33,921,599 33,922,506 33,948,371 33,923,810
Period end common shares 33,938,486 33,944,788 33,940,788 33,920,740 33,922,289 33,938,486 33,922,289
PERFORMANCE RATIOS
Return on average assets 1.11% 1.05% 0.97% 1.10% 0.91% 1.08% 0.87%
Return on average equity 11.32% 10.86% 10.08% 11.50% 9.56% 11.09% 9.31%
Net interest margin (fully taxable equivalent) 3.24% 3.26% 3.17% 3.08% 3.08% 3.25% 3.09%
Efficiency ratio 62.81% 64.76% 66.99% 66.40% 71.05% 63.77% 70.86%
Full-time equivalent employees (period end) 344 338 342 337 343 344 343
ASSET QUALITY
Gross charge-offs $139 $26 $47 $46 $36 $165 $112
Net charge-offs $(374) $(234) $(364) $(138) $(580) $(608) $(728)
Net charge-offs to average loans (annualized) -0.12% -0.07% -0.12% -0.05% -0.19% -0.10% -0.12%
Nonperforming loans $670 $401 $300 $233 $350 $670 $350
Other real estate and repossessed assets $7,097 $12,074 $12,253 $13,110 $14,066 $7,097 $14,066
Nonperforming loans to total loans 0.05% 0.03% 0.02% 0.02% 0.03% 0.05% 0.03%
Nonperforming assets to total assets 0.44% 0.71% 0.72% 0.81% 0.87% 0.44% 0.87%
Allowance for loan losses $16,570 $16,696 $16,962 $16,847 $16,959 $16,570 $16,959
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.32% 1.32% 1.32% 1.36% 1.40% 1.32% 1.40%
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans 2473.13% 4163.34% 5654.00% 7230.47% 4845.43% 2473.13% 4845.43%
CAPITAL
Average equity to average assets 9.76% 9.63% 9.62% 9.53% 9.47% 9.76% 9.37%
Common equity tier 1 to risk weighted assets (Consolidated) 11.60% 11.28% 11.03% 11.30% 11.14% 11.60% 11.14%
Tier 1 capital to average assets (Consolidated) 12.21% 12.11% 12.01% 11.97% 11.93% 12.21% 11.93%
Total capital to risk-weighted assets (Consolidated) 15.45% 15.12% 14.88% 15.30% 15.18% 15.45% 15.18%
Common equity tier 1 to risk weighted assets (Bank) 13.89% 13.60% 13.35% 13.71% 13.59% 13.89% 13.59%
Tier 1 capital to average assets (Bank) 11.87% 11.79% 11.69% 11.64% 11.61% 11.87% 11.61%
Total capital to risk-weighted assets (Bank) 15.02% 14.73% 14.49% 14.90% 14.80% 15.02% 14.80%
Tangible common equity to assets 9.70% 9.51% 9.33% 9.82% 9.52% 9.70% 9.52%
END OF PERIOD BALANCES
Total portfolio loans $1,251,355 $1,266,128 $1,280,812 $1,236,395 $1,211,844 $1,251,355 $1,211,844
Earning assets 1,633,383 1,617,331 1,612,533 1,514,797 1,539,877 1,633,383 1,539,877
Total assets 1,759,063 1,748,853 1,741,013 1,653,686 1,666,547 1,759,063 1,666,547
Deposits 1,459,990 1,433,146 1,448,724 1,358,627 1,355,078 1,459,990 1,355,078
Total shareholders' equity 170,175 166,145 162,239 162,245 158,462 170,175 158,462
AVERAGE BALANCES
Total portfolio loans $1,260,051 $1,264,835 $1,245,093 $1,215,953 $1,212,836 $1,262,430 $1,207,759
Earning assets 1,594,849 1,579,758 1,566,238 1,555,550 1,531,535 1,587,345 1,535,351
Total assets 1,723,575 1,706,643 1,696,007 1,680,097 1,654,325 1,715,156 1,658,958
Deposits 1,419,775 1,397,596 1,401,186 1,377,462 1,346,703 1,408,747 1,356,292
Total shareholders' equity 168,240 164,317 163,092 160,196 156,664 166,289 155,454


Contact: Jon Swets, CFO 616-494-7645

Source:Macatawa Bank Corporation