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Pacific Financial Corp 2Q17 Earnings Increase 17% to $1.9 Million, or $0.18 per Share, from 1Q17; 1H17 Profits Grow 10% from 1H16

ABERDEEN, Wash., July 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Financial Corporation (OTCQB:PFLC), the holding company for Bank of the Pacific today reported net income increased 17% to $1.9 million, or $0.18 per share, for the second quarter of 2017, compared to $1.6 million, or $0.15 per share for the first quarter of 2017, and grew 6% from $1.8 million, or $0.17 per share, for the second quarter of 2016. For the first six months ended June 30, 2017, net income was $3.5 million, or $0.33 per share, up 10% from $3.1 million, or $0.30 per share, for the first six months ended June 30, 2016. Driving profitability for the second quarter and the first half of 2017 was steady loan growth, an expanded net interest margin and declining credit costs. All results are unaudited.

“We continued to generate solid financial results for the second quarter. Our increased core earnings stemmed from steady loan growth over the past year, expanding net interest margin and reduction in credit costs due to improved credit quality. “Our asset quality improved, demonstrated by a significant decline in adversely classified loans. During the quarter, we were able to upgrade two loan relationships totaling $7.2 million due to improved financial performance. Levels of delinquent and non-accrual loans continue to be minimal,” added Portmann. “Loan growth has been modest over the recent quarters primarily due to prudent administration of our commercial real estate portfolio that we manage within regulatory concentration guidelines.”

In addition, residential mortgage revenue continues to enhance our non-interest income, despite the increase in mortgage interest rates over the past year,” remarked Denise Portmann, President & Chief Executive Officer. “Residential housing demand is healthy, but low supply in several of our markets is hindering sales volume. As construction activity increase to meet demand for additional housing, we are well positioned to generate additional revenue as purchase activity rebounds.”

Second Quarter 2017 Highlights (as of, or for the period ended June 30, 2017, except as noted):

  • Diluted earnings per share totaled $0.18 for the second quarter of 2017, compared to $0.15 for the first quarter of 2017, and $0.17 for the second quarter of 2016. Diluted earnings per share totaled $0.32 for the first six months of 2017, compared to $0.30 per diluted share for the first six months of 2016.
  • Net interest income increased 4% to $8.4 million for the second quarter of 2017, compared to $8.1 million for the first quarter of 2017, and increased 8% from $7.8 million for the second quarter of 2016. For the first six months of 2017, net interest income increased 5% to $16.5 million, compared to $15.7 million for the first six months of 2016.
  • Net interest margin (“NIM”), on a tax equivalent basis, expanded 14 basis points to 4.33%, compared to 4.19% in the preceding quarter and improved by 17 basis points from 4.16% for the second quarter of 2016. The increase in NIM from the preceding quarter and year-over-year was primarily due to higher average loan balances and recent increases in interest rates.
  • Gross loans grew slightly by $3.2 million to $671.5 million versus $668.4 million on a linked quarter basis, and increased by $30.9 million, or 5%, from $640.6 million over the second quarter of 2016.
  • Total deposits grew slightly to $764.5 million, compared to $762.0 million at March 31, 2017, and increased 4% from $734.2 million at June 30, 2016. Seasonal outflows of deposits normally begin in the winter and extend into spring due to the slowdown of tourism activity in certain core markets. Non-interest bearing demand deposits increased 3% on a linked quarter basis and grew 21% over the second quarter of 2016.
  • Nonperforming assets were $1.7 million, or 0.19% of total assets, compared to $1.3 million, or 0.15% of total assets on a linked quarter basis, and $3.5 million, or 0.41% of total assets, at June 30, 2016. The allowance for loan losses to gross loans stood at 1.35% at June 30, 2017, compared to 1.38% at March 31, 2017, and 1.36% at June 30, 2016.
  • Net charge-offs totaled $127,000, or 0.08% of average gross loans in the second quarter of 2017, compared to $97,000, or 0.06% of average gross loans in first quarter of 2017, and net charge-offs of $128,000, or 0.08% of average gross loans, in second quarter of 2016. Loans 30 – 89 days’ delinquent, not in nonaccrual status, were minimal at 0.03% of total loans outstanding.
  • Primarily due to the upgrade of two adversely classified commercial loan relationships in the second quarter, totaling $7.2 million, adversely classified loans declined 58% to $6.3 million, or 0.94% of gross loans, compared to $15.0 million, or 2.24% of gross loans at March 31, 2017, and decreased 43% from $11.1 million, or 1.73% of gross loans at June 30, 2016.

Operating Results

Total assets were up slightly from the linked quarter, primarily due to seasonal improvement in cash flow for many of our customers this time of year. Growth in loans and cash equivalents was offset by declines in investment securities and loans held for sale. Total assets were higher year-over-year primarily in loans, investment securities and cash equivalents, funded by increases in core deposits resulting from growth in commercial deposit relationships from both new and existing clients. Total assets increased slightly to $878.5 million, at June 30, 2017, compared to $872.8 million, at March 31, 2017, and $844.3 million, at June 30, 2016.

Liquidity remains strong, including ample unused borrowing capacity. Capital ratios continue to exceed the thresholds to be considered “Well-Capitalized” under published regulatory standards.

Balance Sheet Overview
(Unaudited)
June 30,
2017
March 31,
2017
$
Change
%
Change
June 30,
2016
$ Change %
Change
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$37,346 $28,230 $9,116 32% $29,731 $7,615 26%
Other interest earning deposits2,231 2,231 - 0% 2,727 (496) -18%
Investment securities107,697 109,963 (2,266) -2% 103,460 4,237 4%
Loans held-for-sale7,940 12,309 (4,369) -35% 15,081 (7,141) -47%
Loans, net of deferred fees670,326 666,918 3,408 1% 639,065 31,261 5%
Allowance for loan losses(9,090) (9,217) 127 -1% (8,700) (390) 4%
Net loans 661,236 657,701 3,535 1% 630,365 30,871 5%
Federal Home Loan Bank and Pacific Coast
Bankers' Bank stock, at cost
2,412 2,413 (1) 0% 2,338 74 3%
Other assets 59,636 59,962 (326) -1% 60,551 (915) -2%
Total assets$878,498 $872,809 $5,689 1% $844,253 $34,245 4%
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:
Total deposits$764,459 $761,951 $2,508 0% $734,245 $30,214 4%
Borrowings 21,981 22,019 (38) 0% 22,131 (150) -1%
Accrued interest payable and other liabilities7,688 7,008 680 10% 7,122 566 8%
Shareholders' equity84,370 81,831 2,539 3% 80,755 3,615 4%
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$878,498 $872,809 $5,689 1% $844,253 $34,245 4%
Common Stock Shares Outstanding10,437,462 10,436,544 918 0% 10,419,957 17,505 0%
Book value per common share (1)$8.08 $7.84 $0.24 3% $7.75 $0.33 4%
Tangible book value per common share (2)$6.79 $6.54 $0.25 4% $6.45 $0.34 5%
Gross loans to deposits ratio87.7% 87.5% 87.0%
(1) Book value per common share is calculated as the total common shareholders' equity divided by the period ending number of common stock shares
outstanding.
(2) Tangible book value per common share is calculated as the total common shareholders' equity less total intangible assets and liabilities, divided by the period
ending number of common stock shares outstanding.

Net interest income grew on a linked quarter basis, due primarily to an increase in yields associated with the recent rise in short-term interest rates. Net interest income grew versus the comparable quarter a year ago, reflecting the growth in earning assets over the period. Loan balances increased year-over-year due to loan production generated predominately in Western Washington and Oregon. For the first half of 2017, net interest income increased 5% over the first six months of 2016.

Interest expense declined from the first quarter of 2017 and from the second quarter a year ago, primarily due to the non-renewal of higher-cost brokered and public certificates of deposit during the current period. Interest expense year-to-date also declined as compared to the corresponding period in 2016 for reasons previously cited, despite rate increases in LIBOR-based junior subordinated debentures during the period. The continued growth of noninterest bearing deposits mitigated the impact of the above.

Pre-tax, pre-credit operating income (non-GAAP) for second quarter 2017, increased significantly from the linked quarter, primarily due to increased net interest income, partially offset by no loan loss provision expense. Pre-tax, pre-credit operating income was down slightly from the like quarter in 2016, due to a decline in gain on sale of residential real estate loans, partially offset by no loan loss provision expense. Year-to-date pre-tax, pre-credit operating income (non-GAAP) increased as compared to the first half of 2016, primarily due to growth in net interest income and a lower loan loss provision expense, offset by a decline in gain on sale of residential real estate loans and other real estate owned.

Income Statement Overview
(Unaudited)
For the Three Months Ended,
June 30,
2017
March 31,
2017
$
Change
%
Change
June 30,
2016
$ Change %
Change
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Interest and dividend income$8,989 $8,678 $311 4% $8,394 $595 7%
Interest expense 588 620 (32) -5% 628 (40) -6%
Net interest income8,401 8,058 343 4% 7,766 635 8%
Loan loss provision - 122 (122) -100% 276 (276) -100%
Noninterest income 2,861 2,281 580 25% 3,025 (164) -5%
Noninterest expense 8,555 8,150 405 5% 7,981 574 7%
Income before income taxes2,707 2,067 640 31% 2,534 173 7%
Income tax expense 844 476 368 77% 772 72 9%
Net Income$1,863 $1,591 $272 17% $1,762 $101 6%
Average common shares outstanding - basic10,436,591 10,430,276 6,315 0% 10,418,560 18,031 0%
Average common shares outstanding - diluted10,639,588 10,653,999 (14,411) 0% 10,578,267 61,321 1%
Income per common share
Basic$0.18 $0.15 $0.03 20% $0.17 $0.01 6%
Diluted$0.18 $0.15 $0.03 20% $0.17 $0.01 6%
For the Six Months Ended,
June 30, 2017 June 30, 2016 $
Change
%
Change
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Interest and dividend income$17,668 $16,922 $746 4%
Interest expense 1,208 1,233 (25) -2%
Net interest income16,460 15,689 771 5%
Loan loss provision 122 538 (416) -77%
Noninterest income 5,142 5,556 (414) -7%
Noninterest expense 16,706 16,253 453 3%
Income before income taxes4,774 4,454 320 7%
Income tax expense 1,320 1,317 3 0%
Net Income$3,454 $3,137 $317 10%
Average common shares outstanding - basic10,433,451 10,409,850 23,601 0%
Average common shares outstanding - diluted10,646,652 10,562,832 83,820 1%
Income per common share
Basic$0.33 $0.30 $0.03 10%
Diluted$0.32 $0.30 $0.02 7%

The following tables provide the reconciliation of net income to pre-tax, pre-credit operating income (non-GAAP):

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measure
(Unaudited)
For the Three Months Ended,
June 30,
2017
March 31,
2017
$
Change
%
Change
June 30,
2016
$ Change %
Change
Non-GAAP Operating Income(Dollars in thousands)
Net Income$1,863 $1,591 $272 17% $1,762 $101 6%
Loan loss provision- 122 (122) -100% 276 (276) -100%
Loss on sale of other real estate owned, net (5) 52 (57) -110% (5) - 0%
Loss on real estate owned, net34 - 34 100% - 34 100%
Income tax expense844 476 368 77% 772 72 9%
Pre-tax, pre-credit operating income$2,736 $2,241 $495 22% $2,805 $(69) -2%
For the Six Months Ended,
June 30,
2017
June 30,
2016
$ Change % Change
Non-GAAP Operating Income(Dollars in thousands)
Net Income$3,454 $3,137 $317 10%
Loan loss provision122 538 (416) -77%
Gain on sale of other real estate owned, net47 (425) 472 -111%
Loss on real estate owned, net34 - 34 100%
Income tax expense1,320 1,317 3 0%
Pre-tax, pre-credit operating income$4,977 $4,567 $410 9%

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income was up versus the linked quarter, primarily due to an increase in gross revenue from the sale of residential mortgage loans, related to seasonal increases in residential sales activity typical for the second quarter. Recent increases in mortgage rates have moderated demand for refinancing. However, demand for purchase financing remains strong, with robust demand for new homes chasing a limited supply of housing in several of our Western Washington and Oregon markets. Supply constraints, and resulting increases in housing prices, have, in part, stemmed from increased governmental regulations governing real estate development over the past several years. In addition, a sale of several non-owner occupied commercial real estate loans for credit risk management purposes totaling $8.8 million generated a $160,000 gain. Also, $182,000 in monetized fee income was generated during the current quarter associated with the pricing of loans over the swap curve in conjunction with a correspondent bank program offering long-term fixed rates. Noninterest income was down as compared to the second quarter in 2016, primarily due to a decline in revenue from the sale of residential mortgage loans for the reasons cited above.

For the first half of 2017, noninterest income was down versus the first six months of 2016. This was primarily a result of a decline in revenue from the sale of residential mortgage loans for reasons noted above and a $351,000 gain on the sale of a $1.2 million OREO property that occurred in the first quarter of 2016. In addition, fee income from ATM/debit card activity increased in the current period versus the comparable period in the prior year due to the impacts of recent promotional activities and growth in debit card usage.

Noninterest Income
(Unaudited)
For the Three Months Ended,
June 30,
2017
March 31,
2017
$
Change
%
Change
June 30,
2016
$ Change %
Change
(Dollars in thousands)
Service charges on deposits$467 $460 $7 2% $485 $(18) -4%
Net loss on sale of other real estate owned, net 5 (52) 57 100% 5 - 0%
Gain on sale of loans, net 1,319 1,020 299 29% 1,635 (316) -19%
Gain on sale of securities available for sale, net- 79 (79) -100% - - 100%
Earnings on bank owned life insurance111 110 1 1% 116 (5) -4%
Other noninterest income
Fee income 633 609 24 4% 520 113 22%
Income from other real estate owned- - - 0% - - 0%
Other 326 55 271 493% 264 62 23%
Total noninterest income$2,861 $2,281 $580 25% $3,025 $(164) -5%
For the Six Months Ended,
June 30,
2017
June 30,
2016
$
Change
%
Change
(Dollars in thousands)
Service charges on deposits$927 $933 $(6) -1%
Gain on sale of other real estate owned, net(47) 425 (472) -111%
Gain on sale of loans, net 2,339 2,667 (328) -12%
Gain on sale of securities available for sale, net79 6 73 1217%
Earnings on bank owned life insurance221 237 (16) -7%
Other noninterest income
Fee income 1,241 962 279 29%
Income from other real estate owned- - - 0%
Other 382 326 56 17%
Total noninterest income$5,142 $5,556 $(414) -7%

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense increased from the linked and prior year quarters, primarily due to $385,000 in consulting fees associated with a process improvement and revenue enhancement engagement undertaken in the current quarter. In addition, a loss of $34,000 was taken on the sale of a former branch property, which closed subsequent to quarter-end. Data processing expense also increased versus the prior periods with the recent introduction of several technology solutions to augment cyber-security and enhance productivity.

Noninterest expense was also up year-to-date as compared to the first half of 2016, primarily for the reasons cited previously. This was despite $348,000 in OREO operating expense that was incurred in the first quarter of 2016 to prepare a $1.2 million OREO property for its eventual sale.

Noninterest Expense
(Unaudited)
For the Three Months Ended,
June 30,
2017
March 31,
2017
$
Change
%
Change
June 30,
2016
$ Change % Change
(Dollars in thousands)
Salaries and employee benefits $5,147 $5,147 $- 0% $5,165 $(18) 0%
Occupancy 530 502 28 6% 520 10 2%
Equipment 273 282 (9) -3% 274 (1) 0%
Data processing 602 539 63 12% 489 113 23%
Professional services 587 217 370 171% 122 465 381%
Other real estate owned write-downs- - - 0% - - 0%
Other real estate owned operating costs6 11 (5) -45% 14 (8) -57%
State and local taxes 140 130 10 8% 121 19 16%
FDIC and State assessments122 106 16 15% 143 (21) -15%
Other noninterest expense:
Director fees83 51 32 63% 81 2 2%
Communication41 88 (47) -53% 66 (25) -38%
Advertising 82 81 1 1% 75 7 9%
Professional liability insurance47 47 - 0% 47 - 0%
Amortization67 62 5 8% 56 11 20%
Loss on real estate owned, net34 - 34 100% - 34 100%
Other 794 887 (93) -10% 808 (14) -2%
Total noninterest expense $8,555 $8,150 $405 5% $7,981 $574 7%
For the Six Months Ended,
June 30,
2017
June 30,
2016
$
Change
%
Change
(Dollars in thousands)
Salaries and employee benefits $10,294 $10,222 $72 1%
Occupancy 1,032 1,015 17 2%
Equipment 555 532 23 4%
Data processing 1,141 980 161 16%
Professional services 803 248 555 224%
Other real estate owned write-downs- - - 0%
Other real estate owned operating costs17 431 (414) -96%
State and local taxes 270 243 27 11%
FDIC and State assessments228 278 (50) -18%
Other noninterest expense:
Director fees134 153 (19) -12%
Communication130 130 - 0%
Advertising 164 145 19 13%
Professional liability insurance95 95 - 0%
Amortization34 114 (80) -70%
Loss on real estate owned, net34 - 34 100%
Other 1,775 1,667 108 6%
Total noninterest expense $16,706 $16,253 $453 3%


Financial Performance Overview
(Unaudited)
For the Three Months Ended
June 30,
2017
March 31,
2017
Change June 30,
2016
Change
Performance Ratios
Return on average assets, annualized0.87% 0.75% 0.12 0.85% 0.02
Return on average equity, annualized8.93% 7.92% 1.01 8.87% 0.06
Efficiency ratio (1)75.96% 78.83% (2.87) 73.96% 2.00
(1) Non-interest expense divided by net interest income plus noninterest income.
For the Six Months Ended,
June 30,
2017
June 30,
2016
Change
Performance Ratios
Return on average assets, annualized0.81% 0.76% 0.05
Return on average equity, annualized8.46% 8.01% 0.45
Efficiency ratio (1)77.34% 76.50% 0.84
(1) Non-interest expense divided by net interest income plus noninterest income.

LIQUIDITY

Cash and Cash Equivalents and Investment Securities
(Unaudited)
June 30,
2017
% of
Total
March 31,
2017
% of
Total
$
Change
%
Change
June 30,
2016
Total $
Change
%
Change
(Dollars in thousands)
Cash on hand and in banks$19,957 13%$16,057 11%$3,900 24%$16,803 13%$3,154 19%
Interest bearing deposits 17,389 12% 12,173 9% 5,216 43% 12,928 10% 4,461 35%
Other interest earning deposits 2,231 2% 2,231 2% - 0% 2,727 2% (496) -18%
Total cash equivalents and interest earning deposits39,577 27% 30,461 22% 9,116 30% 32,458 24% 7,119 22%
Investment securities:
Collateralized mortgage obligations: agency issued38,083 25% 40,079 29% (1,996) -5% 36,156 27% 1,927 5%
Collateralized mortgage obligations: non-agency305 0% 305 0% - 0% 483 0% (178) -37%
Mortgage-backed securities: agency issued14,129 10% 14,645 10% (516) -4% 10,711 8% 3,418 32%
U.S. Government and agency securities2,644 2% 2,617 2% 27 1% 9,930 7% (7,286) -73%
State and municipal securities52,536 36% 52,317 37% 219 0% 46,180 34% 6,356 14%
Total investment securities 107,697 73% 109,963 78% (2,266) -2% 103,460 76% 4,237 4%
Total cash equivalents and investment securities$147,274 100%$140,424 100%$6,850 5%$135,918 100%$11,356 8%
Total cash equivalents and investment securities
as a percent of total assets 17% 16% 15%

Liquidity remains strong based on existing levels of combined cash equivalents, investment securities and unused borrowing capacity. “During the current quarter, we redeployed some of our cash equivalents to fund continued loan growth and anticipated seasonal deposit outflows,” said Douglas N. Biddle, EVP and Chief Financial Officer. “Our investment securities include a large component of fully amortized U.S. agency collateralized mortgage and mortgage-backed securities, for which we expect to have limited extension risk.” The securities portfolio also contains municipal securities rated A or better. The expected modified duration (adjusted for calls, consensus pre-payment speeds and rate adjustment dates) of the investment portfolio was 3.9 years at June 30, 2017, 4.0 years at March 31, 2017 and 3.5 years at June 30, 2016.

The Bank had $8.6 million in outstanding borrowings against its $186.7 million in established borrowing capacity with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB) at June 30, 2017. The Bank had $8.6 million and $8.7 million in outstanding borrowings with the FHLB at March 31, 2017 and June 30, 2016, respectively. The Bank’s borrowing facility with the FHLB is subject to collateral and stock ownership requirements. The Bank also has available a discount window primary credit line with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco of approximately $53.7 million, subject to collateral requirements, and $16.0 million from correspondent banks, with no balance outstanding on any of these facilities.

LOANS

Loans by Category
(Unaudited)
June 30,
2017
% of
Gross
Loans
March 31,
2017
% of
Gross Loans
$
Change
%
Change
June 30,
2016
% of
Gross
Loans
$
Change
%
Change
(Dollars in thousands)
Commercial and agricultural$137,730 20%$133,533 20%$4,197 3%$133,285 21%$4,445 3%
Real estate:
Construction and development55,901 8% 46,049 7% 9,852 21% 29,639 5% 26,262 89%
Residential 1-4 family 91,578 14% 91,924 14% (346) 0% 93,194 15% (1,616) -2%
Multi-family 19,407 3% 28,619 4% (9,212) -32% 29,786 5% (10,379) -35%
Commercial real estate -- owner occupied133,363 20% 131,507 20% 1,856 1% 134,421 20% (1,058) -1%
Commercial real estate -- non owner occupied137,682 21% 143,578 21% (5,896) -4% 137,156 21% 526 0%
Farmland 34,393 5% 27,850 4% 6,543 23% 23,363 4% 11,030 47%
Consumer 61,469 9% 65,306 10% (3,837) -6% 59,746 9% 1,723 3%
Gross loans 671,523 100% 668,366 100% 3,157 0% 640,590 100% 30,933 5%
Less: allowance for loan losses (9,090) (9,217) 127 (8,700) (390)
Less: deferred fees (1,197) (1,448) 251 (1,525) 328
Loans, net$661,236 $657,701 $3,535 $630,365 $30,871


Loan Concentration
(Unaudited)
June 30,
2017
% of Risk
Based
Capital
March 31,
2017
% of Risk
Based
Capital
Change June 30,
2016
% of Risk
Based
Capital
Change
(Dollars in thousands)
Commercial and agricultural $137,730 149% $133,533 148% 1% $133,285 152% -3%
Real estate:
Construction and development55,901 61% 46,049 51% 10% 29,639 34% 27%
Residential 1-4 family 91,578 99% 91,924 102% -3% 93,194 106% -7%
Multi-family 19,407 21% 28,619 32% -11% 29,786 34% -13%
Commercial real estate -- owner occupied133,363 145% 131,507 145% 0% 134,421 153% -8%
Commercial real estate -- non owner occupied 137,682 149% 143,578 159% -10% 137,156 156% -7%
Farmland 34,393 37% 27,850 31% 6% 23,363 27% 10%
Consumer 61,469 67% 65,306 72% -5% 59,746 68% -1%
Gross loans $671,523 $668,366 $640,590
Regulatory Commercial Real Estate $199,701 217% $208,604 231% -14% $191,572 218% -1%
Total Risk Based Capital* $92,216 $90,420 $87,690
*Bank of the Pacific

The loan portfolio continues to be well-diversified with balances in most lending categories originating predominately within the Western Washington and Oregon markets. Increases in loans were generated in most categories during the current quarter. The portfolio includes $32.3 million in LIBOR-based and $123.4 million in Wall Street Journal Prime-based floating rate commercial and commercial real estate loans. The portfolio also includes $19.3 million in purchased government-guaranteed commercial and commercial real estate loans. In addition, the portfolio contains $54.1 million in indirect consumer loans to finance luxury and classic cars as a part of a strategy to diversify the loan portfolio. These loans have been made to individuals with high credit scores and have exhibited a very low loss experience to date. The Company manages new loan origination volume using concentration limits that establish maximum exposure levels by designated industry segment, real estate product types, geography and single borrower limits. While the Bank’s recent loan growth does include commercial real estate, the amount of such exposure continues to be managed within regulatory guidelines.

DEPOSITS

Deposits by Category
(Unaudited)
June 30,
2017
% of
Total
March 31,
2017
% of
Total
$
Change
%
Change
June 30,
2016
% of
Total
$
Change
%
Change
(Dollars in thousands)
Interest-bearing demand and money market $325,779 43%$323,471 43%$2,308 1%$319,609 44%$6,170 2%
Savings 85,366 11% 86,151 11% (785) -1% 83,475 11% 1,891 2%
Time deposits (CDs)116,259 15% 122,813 16% (6,554) -5% 135,040 18% (18,781) -14%
Total interest-bearing deposits527,404 69% 532,435 70% (5,031) -1% 538,124 73% (10,720) -2%
Non-interest bearing demand237,055 31% 229,516 30% 7,539 3% 196,121 27% 40,934 21%
Total deposits$764,459 100%$761,951 100%$2,508 0%$734,245 100%$30,214 4%

Total deposits increased during the quarter primarily due to beginning recovery of seasonal deposits typical for this time of year as tourism activity in certain core markets has begun to pick up. Time deposits continue to decline as a component of funding due to the increasing propensity of retail depositors to not lock in relatively low interest rates for an extended period. In addition, $4.2 million in higher-cost brokered and public certificates of deposit were not renewed. The proportion of noninterest bearing deposits to total deposits continued to increase due to the seasonality referenced above.

Brokered certificates of deposit totaled $48.9 million, which included $1.8 million via reciprocal deposit arrangements, down from $52.1 million at March 31, 2017 and $53.7 million at June 30, 2016. The brokered deposits were acquired during the latter part of 2015 with fixed rates with terms ranging from 2 to 5 years. “These deposits were obtained to lock in historically low rates to enhance the Bank’s interest rate risk mitigation strategies,” explained Biddle.

CAPITAL

Pacific Financial Corporation (“Company”), and its subsidiary Bank of the Pacific (“Bank”), met the thresholds to be considered “Well-Capitalized” under regulatory standards for total risk-based capital, Tier 1 risk-based capital, Common equity Tier 1 and Tier 1 leverage capital. The current period leverage and risk-weighted ratios have increased compared to the linked and prior year quarters, due to the retention of earnings, coupled with the modest level of growth during the period. As such, the balance sheet has exhibited only a modest increase in risk-weighting as compared to the year-over-year quarter.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) has established minimum requirements for capital adequacy for banks under the Basel III capital framework. On April 9, 2015, The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Federal Reserve”) issued a final rule to amend the Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement. With this amendment, small bank holding companies, including Pacific Financial Corporation, are not being subject to Basel III capital rules. For illustrative purposes, Basel III framework capital ratios are displayed below for both the Company and the Bank.

The total risk-based capital ratios of the Company include $13.4 million of junior subordinated debentures, all of which qualified as Tier 1 capital under guidance issued by the Federal Reserve. As provided in the Dodd-Frank Act, the Company expects to continue to rely on these junior subordinated debentures as part of its regulatory capital.

The following table summarizes the capital measures of the Company and the Bank respectively, at the dates listed below.

Capital Measures
(unaudited)
June 30,
2017
March 31,
2017
Change June 30,
2016
Change To be Well
Capitalized
Under Prompt
Correction
Action
Regulations*
Pacific Financial Corporation
Total risk-based capital ratio 12.76% 12.57% 0.19 12.64% 0.12 N/A
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 11.51% 11.32% 0.19 11.39% 0.12 N/A
Common equity tier 1 ratio 9.73% 9.53% 0.20 9.52% 0.21 N/A
Leverage ratio 9.90% 9.63% 0.27 9.72% 0.18 N/A
Tangible common equity ratio 8.22% 7.99% 0.23 8.09% 0.13 N/A
Bank of the Pacific
Total risk-based capital ratio 12.66% 12.50% 0.16 12.55% 0.11 10.5%
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 11.41% 11.25% 0.16 11.30% 0.11 8.5%
Common equity tier 1 ratio 11.41% 11.25% 0.16 11.30% 0.11 7.0%
Leverage ratio 9.81% 9.57% 0.24 9.65% 0.16 7.5%
*Includes Basel III 2019 Capital Conservation Buffer

Net Interest Margin

Net interest margin expanded compared to the linked quarter, primarily due to the impact of increases in interest rates recently initiated by the Federal Reserve. These increases, along with growth in higher-yielding loans, contributed to an increase in net interest margin versus the prior year quarter. This was despite additional one-time interest income assessed for a breach in loan agreement during first quarter 2016. Net interest margin for the first half of 2017 improved as compared to the same period prior year for similar reasons. The one-time interest income referenced above enhanced net interest margin by 3 basis points on an annualized basis during the first half of 2016.

Cost of deposits and borrowings remained relatively unchanged as compared to the linked and year-over-year periods. The increase in the proportion of deposits coming from non-interest bearing deposits favorably impacted funding costs during these respective periods. Improvement in loan and investment security yields offset increases in the cost of LIBOR-based junior subordinated debentures in the current quarter as compared to the linked and year-over-year periods.

The following tables set forth information with regard to average balances of interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities and the resultant yields or cost, and the net interest margin on a tax equivalent basis. Loans held for sale and non-accrual loans are included in total loans.

Net Interest Margin
(Unaudited)
(Annualized, tax-equivalent basis)
For the Three Months Ended,
June 30,
2017
March 31,
2017
$
Change
%
Change
June 30,
2016
$
Change
% Change
Average Balances (Dollars in thousands)
Gross loans $667,711 $665,281 $2,430 0% $642,560 $25,151 4%
Loans held for sale$7,760 $5,058 $2,702 53% $9,425 $(1,665) -18%
Investment securities$122,539 $130,594 $(8,055) -6% $114,673 $7,866 7%
Total interest-earning assets$798,010 $800,933 $(2,923) 0% $766,658 $31,352 4%
Non-interest bearing demand deposits$227,132 $225,494 $1,638 1% $189,744 $37,388 20%
Interest bearing deposits$521,643 $529,367 $(7,724) -1% $526,445 $(4,802) -1%
Borrowings $22,373 $22,076 $297 1% $27,742 $(5,369) -19%
Total interest-bearing liabilities$544,016 $551,443 $(7,427) -1% $554,187 $(10,171) -2%
Total Equity $83,647 $81,438 $2,209 3% $79,719 $3,928 5%
For the Three Months Ended,
June 30,
2017
March 31,
2017
Change June 30,
2016
Change
Yield on average gross loans (1)5.00% 4.92% 0.08 4.85% 0.15
Yield on average investment securities (1)2.57% 2.34% 0.23 2.39% 0.18
Cost of average interest bearing deposits0.34% 0.37% (0.03) 0.37% (0.03)
Cost of average borrowings2.58% 2.52% 0.06 2.01% 0.57
Cost of average total deposits and borrowings 0.31% 0.32% (0.01) 0.34% (0.03)
Yield on average interest-earning assets4.63% 4.50% 0.13 4.48% 0.15
Cost of average interest-bearing liabilities0.43% 0.46% (0.03) 0.45% (0.02)
Net interest spread 4.20% 4.04% 0.16 4.03% 0.17
Net interest margin (1) 4.33% 4.19% 0.14 4.16% 0.17
(1) Tax-exempt income has been adjusted to a tax equivalent basis at a 34% rate.
For the Six Months Ended,
June 30,
2017
June 30,
2016
$
Change
%
Change
Average Balances (Dollars in thousands)
Gross loans $666,502 $639,874 $26,628 4%
Loans held for sale$6,417 $9,691 $(3,274) -34%
Investment securities$126,544 $115,283 $11,261 10%
Interest-earning assets$799,463 $764,848 $34,615 5%
Non-interest bearing demand deposits $226,318 $185,760 $40,558 22%
Interest bearing deposits$525,484 $524,386 $1,098 0%
Borrowings $22,226 $32,490 $(10,264) -32%
Interest-bearing liabilities$547,710 $556,876 $(9,166) -2%
Total Equity $82,548 $78,786 $3,762 5%
For the Six Months Ended,
June 30,
2017
June 30,
2016
Change
Net Interest Margin
Yield on average gross loans (1)4.98% 4.94% 0.04
Yield on average investment securities (1)2.46% 2.33% 0.13
Cost of average interest bearing deposits0.36% 0.37% (0.01)
Cost of average borrowings2.57% 1.71% 0.86
Cost of average total deposits and borrowings0.32% 0.33% (0.01)
Yield on average interest-earning assets4.58% 4.54% 0.04
Cost of average interest-bearing liabilities0.45% 0.45% -
Net interest spread 4.13% 4.09% 0.04
Net interest margin (1) 4.27% 4.22% 0.05
(1) Tax-exempt income has been adjusted to a tax equivalent basis at a 34% rate.

ASSET QUALITY

Adversely classified loans decreased substantially compared to the preceding quarter, primarily due to the upgrade of two commercial loan relationships totaling $7.2 million as a result of improved financial performance. Total 30-89 day delinquencies remained below 0.50%, a positive leading indicator of future credit quality.

Adversely Classified Loans and Securities
(Unaudited)
June 30,
2017
March 31,
2017
$
Change
%
Change
June 30,
2016
$
Change
% Change
(Dollars in thousands)
Rated substandard or worse, but not impaired$4,406 $13,434 $(9,028) -67% $9,963 $(5,557) -56%
Impaired 1,937 1,537 400 26% 1,145 792 69%
Total adversely classified loans¹$6,343 $14,971 $(8,628) -58% $11,108 $(4,765) -43%
Gross loans (excluding deferred loan fees)$671,523 $668,366 $3,157 0% $640,590 $30,933 5%
Adversely classified loans to gross loans0.94% 2.24% 1.73%
Allowance for loan losses$9,090 $9,217 $(127) -1% $8,700 $390 4%
Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of adversely classified loans 143.31% 61.57% 78.32%
Allowance for loan losses to total impaired loans469.28% 599.67% 759.83%
Adversely classified loans to total assets0.72% 1.72% 1.32%
Delinquent loans to gross loans, not in nonaccrual status0.03% 0.03% 0.15%
¹Adversely classified loans are defined as loans having a well-defined weakness or weaknesses related to the borrower's financial capacity or to pledged collateral that may
jeopardize the repayment of the debt. They are characterized by the possibility that the Bank may sustain some loss if the deficiencies giving rise to the substandard
classification are not corrected. Note that any loans internally rated worse than substandard are included in the impaired loan totals.

Nonperforming assets increased on a linked quarter basis, primarily due to the placement of two loans on nonaccrual status totaling $300,000 in the current period. While remaining at modest levels, this resulted in a slight increase in the percentage of nonperforming assets to total assets versus the linked quarter. Nonperforming assets declined compared to the year-over-year quarter due to the sale of a $1.9 million commercial real estate OREO asset in fourth quarter 2016.

Nonperforming Assets
(Unaudited)
June 30,
2017
March 31,
2017
$
Change
%
Change
June 30,
2016
$
Change
%
Change
(Dollars in thousands)
Loans on nonaccrual status$1,559 $1,154 $405 35% $1,145 $414 36%
Total nonaccrual loans1,559 1,154 405 35% 1,145 414 36%
Other real estate owned and foreclosed assets105 144 (39) -27% 2,339 (2,234) -96%
Total nonperforming assets$1,664 $1,298 $366 28% $3,484 $(1,820) -52%
Restructured performing loans$378 $383 $(5) -1% $451 $(73) 100%
Accruing loans past due 90 days or more$- $- $- 0% $- $- 0%
Percentage of nonperforming assets to total assets 0.19% 0.15% 0.41%
Nonperforming loans to total loans 0.23% 0.17% 0.18%

The remaining nonperforming assets consist of a repossessed commercial sea vessel with a book value of $105,000.

ALLOWANCE FOR LOAN LOSSES

The allowance for loan losses has been managed in concert with recent loan growth. With changes in the loan portfolio composition over the past several years and overall improvement in credit quality, loss factors used in estimates to establish reserve levels have declined commensurately.

For the current quarter, charge-offs totaled $105,000 related to an adjustment of the carrying value of two collateral dependent loans. This compares to a $121,000 charge-off related to the payoff of the $2.0 million adversely classified commercial loan participation in the linked quarter. The notable charge-off in the prior year quarter was due to a partial write-down of $97,000 related to an adjustment of the carrying value of a collateral dependent commercial real estate loan. “The low level of charge-offs and ratio of net loan charge-offs to average gross loans demonstrate the solid credit quality of the portfolio,” said Biddle. The overall risk profile of the loan portfolio continues to be modest, illustrative of the solid credit risk management framework in place. The trend of future provisions for loan losses will depend primarily on economic conditions, growth in the loan portfolio, level of adversely-classified assets, and changes in collateral values.

Allowance for Loan Losses
(Unaudited)
For the Three Months Ended,
June 30,
2017
March 31,
2017
$
Change
%
Change
June 30,
2016
$
Change
%
Change
(Dollars in thousands)
Gross loans outstanding at end of period$671,523 $668,366 $3,157 0% $640,590 $30,933 5%
Average loans outstanding, gross$667,711 $665,281 $2,430 0% $642,560 $25,151 4%
Allowance for loan losses, beginning of period$9,217 $9,192 $25 0% $8,552 $665 8%
Commercial (105) (131) 26 100% (8) (97) 100%
Commercial Real Estate- - - 0% (97) 97 -100%
Residential Real Estate(3) - (3) 100% (19) 16 -84%
Consumer (25) (16) (9) 56% (17) (8) 47%
Total charge-offs(133) (147) 14 -10% (141) 8 -6%
Commercial 2 40 (38) -95% 1 1 100%
Commercial Real Estate- - - 0% 2 (2) -100%
Residential Real Estate2 8 (6) -75% 2 - 0%
Consumer 2 2 - 0% 8 (6) -75%
Total recoveries6 50 (44) -88% 13 (7) N/M
Net recoveries/(charge-offs)(127) (97) (30) N/M (128) 1 N/M
Provision charged to income- 122 (122) -100% 276 (276) -100%
Allowance for loan losses, end of period$9,090 $9,217 $(127) -1% $8,700 $390 4%
Ratio of net loans charged-off to average
gross loans outstanding, annualized0.08% 0.06% 0.02% N/M 0.08% 0.00% 0%
Ratio of allowance for loan losses to
gross loans outstanding1.35% 1.38% -0.03% -2% 1.36% -0.01% -1%
For the Six Months Ended,
June 30,
2017
June 30,
2016
$
Change
%
Change
(Dollars in thousands)
Gross loans outstanding at end of period$671,523 $640,590 $30,933 5%
Average loans outstanding, gross$666,502 $639,874 $26,628 4%
Allowance for loan losses, beginning of period $9,192 $8,317 $875 11%
Commercial (236) (8) (228) NM
Commercial Real Estate- (97) 97 -100%
Residential Real Estate(3) (35) 32 -91%
Consumer (41) (43) 2 -5%
Total charge-offs(280) (183) (97) 53%
Commercial 42 2 40 NM
Commercial Real Estate0 4 (4) -100%
Residential Real Estate10 13 (3) -23%
Consumer 4 9 (5) -56%
Total recoveries56 28 28 100%
Net (charge-offs)(224) (155) (69) 45%
Provision charged to income122 538 (416) -77%
Allowance for loan losses, end of period$9,090 $8,700 $390 4%
Ratio of net loans charged-off to average
gross loans outstanding, annualized0.03% 0.02% 0.01% 50%
Ratio of allowance for loan losses to
gross loans outstanding1.35% 1.36% -0.01% -1%

ABOUT PACIFIC FINANCIAL CORPORATION

Pacific Financial Corporation of Aberdeen, Washington, is the bank holding company for Bank of the Pacific, a state chartered and federally insured commercial bank. Bank of the Pacific offers banking products and services to small-to-medium sized businesses and professionals in western Washington and Oregon. At June 30, 2017, the Company had total assets of $878 million and operated fifteen branches in the communities of Grays Harbor, Pacific, Whatcom, Skagit, Clark and Wahkiakum counties in the State of Washington, and three branches in Clatsop County, Oregon. The Company also operated loan production offices in the communities of DuPont and Burlington in Washington and Salem, Oregon. Visit the Company’s website at www.bankofthepacific.com. Member FDIC.

Cautions Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other laws, including all statements in this release that are not historical facts or that relate to future plans or events or projected results of Pacific Financial Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Bank of the Pacific. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected, anticipated or implied. These risks and uncertainties include various risks associated with growing the Bank and expanding the services it provides, successfully completing and integrating the acquisition of new branches and development of new business lines and markets, competition in the marketplace, general economic conditions, changes in interest rates, extensive and evolving regulation of the banking industry, and many other risks. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. Readers of this release are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

CONTACTS: DENISE PORTMANN, PRESIDENT & CEO DOUGLAS BIDDLE, EVP & CFO 360.533.8873 The Cereghino Group IR CONTACT: 206-388-5785

Source:Pacific Financial Corporation