First Financial Corporation reports 3rd Quarter results

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Oct. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:THFF) today announced results for the third quarter of 2017. Net income increased 7.74% to $8.8 million compared to $8.2 million for the same period of 2016. Diluted net income per common share increased 7.46% to $0.72 compared to $0.67 for the same period in 2016.

The Corporation further reported net income of $26.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 versus $30.1 million for the comparable period of 2016, which included an after-tax gain on the sale of the Corporation’s insurance subsidiary of $5.8 million. Diluted net income per common share was $2.17 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 versus $2.43 for the comparable period of 2016. Return on assets for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was 1.18% compared to 1.35% for the nine months ended September 30, 2016.

Norman L. Lowery, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased with our third quarter 2017 results. We have experienced continued loan growth which is driving increases in our interest income.”

Book value per share was $36.29 at September 30, 2017, a 4.70% increase from the $34.66 at September 30, 2016. Shareholders’ equity increased 5.02% to $443.6 million from $422.4 million on September 30, 2016.

Average total loans for the third quarter of 2017 were $1.86 billion, an increase of $55.9 million or 3.11%, versus the $1.80 billion for the comparable period in 2016. Total loans outstanding increased $45.0 million, or 2.47% to $1.87 billion as of September 30, 2017 from $1.82 billion as of September 30, 2016.

Average total deposits for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 were $2.41 billion versus $2.40 billion as of September 30, 2016.

The company’s tangible common equity to tangible asset ratio was 13.83% at September 30, 2017, compared to 12.93% at September 30, 2016.

Net interest income for the third quarter of 2017 was $27.1 million compared to the $26.4 million reported for the same period of 2016. The net interest margin for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 increased to 4.08% compared to 4.05% for the same period ending September 30, 2016.

The provision for loan losses for the three months ended September 30, 2017 was $1.2 million compared to $1.1 million for the third quarter of 2016. Net charge-offs were $1.1 million for the third quarter of 2017 compared to $1.5 million in the same period of 2016. The Corporation’s allowance for loan losses as of September 30, 2017 was $19.8 million compared to $19.1 million as of September 30, 2016. The allowance for loan losses as a percent of total loans was 1.06% as of September 30, 2017 compared to 1.05% as of September 30, 2016.

Nonperforming loans decreased 13.3% to $22.8 million as of September 30, 2017 versus $26.3 million as of September 30, 2016. The ratio of nonperforming loans to total loans and leases was 1.22% as of September 30, 2017 versus 1.44% as of September 30, 2016.

Non-interest income for the three months ended September 30, 2017 was $8.5 million compared to $7.9 million as of September 30, 2016. On a year-over-year basis, service charges and fees on deposit accounts increased $283 thousand to $3.0 million.

Non-interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2017 was $22.3 million compared to $22.0 million in 2016. The Corporation’s efficiency ratio was 59.48% for the nine months ending September 30, 2017 versus 55.97% for the same period in 2016.

First Financial Corporation is the holding company for First Financial Bank N.A. in Indiana and Illinois, and The Morris Plan Company of Terre Haute.


Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,June 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,
20172017201620172016
END OF PERIOD BALANCES
Assets $2,982,342 $2,974,688 $3,019,323 $2,982,342 $3,019,323
Deposits $2,453,411 $2,427,723 $2,479,241 $2,453,411 $2,479,241
Loans, including net deferred loan costs $1,866,564 $1,857,030 $1,821,525 $1,866,564 $1,821,525
Allowance for Loan Losses $19,802 $19,680 $19,074 $19,802 $19,074
Total Equity $443,558 $434,454 $422,374 $443,558 $422,374
Tangible Common Equity (a) $407,459 $398,242 $385,766 $407,459 $385,766
AVERAGE BALANCES
Total Assets $2,974,616 $2,974,260 $2,977,329 $2,977,330 $2,961,163
Earning Assets $2,775,366 $2,779,361 $2,742,151 $2,773,906 $2,738,097
Investments $912,439 $920,453 $936,059 $917,497 $946,001
Loans $1,856,726 $1,847,484 $1,800,796 $1,848,534 $1,779,936
Total Deposits $2,414,561 $2,436,440 $2,399,596 $2,431,721 $2,413,522
Interest-Bearing Deposits $1,993,839 $2,009,932 $1,855,077 $1,991,873 $1,868,413
Interest-Bearing Liabilities $58,755 $51,752 $59,815 $53,557 $50,231
Total Equity $440,998 $430,975 $433,511 $432,882 $418,289
INCOME STATEMENT DATA
Net Interest Income $27,108 $26,560 $26,351 $80,175 $78,567
Net Interest Income Fully Tax Equivalent (b) $28,691 $28,137 $27,907 $84,859 $83,200
Provision for Loan Losses $1,185 $1,040 $1,091 $3,821 $2,361
Non-interest Income $8,540 $8,113 $7,923 $27,702 $38,503
Non-interest Expense $22,284 $22,088 $22,006 $66,949 $68,113
Net Income $8,794 $8,352 $8,162 $26,515 $30,069
PER SHARE DATA
Basic and Diluted Net Income Per Common Share $0.72 $0.68 $0.67 $2.17 $2.43
Cash Dividends Declared Per Common Share $ $0.50 $ $0.50 $0.50
Book Value Per Common Share $36.29 $35.54 $34.66 $36.29 $34.66
Tangible Book Value Per Common Share (c) $33.12 $32.12 $32.57 $33.33 $31.66
Basic Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding 12,224 12,224 12,186 12,222 12,356

(a) Tangible common equity is a non-GAAP financial measure derived from GAAP-based amounts. We calculate tangible common equity by excluding goodwill and other intangible assets from shareholder's equity.
(b) Net interest income fully tax equivalent is a non-GAAP financial measure derived from GAAP-based amounts. We calculate net interest income fully tax equivalent by adding back the tax equivalent factor of tax exempt income to net interest income. We calculate the tax equivalent factor of tax exempt income by dividing tax exempt income by the net of tax rate of 65%.
(c) Tangible book value per common share is a non-GAAP financial measure derived from GAAP-based amounts. We calculate the factor by dividing average tangible common equity by average shares outstanding. We calculate average tangible common equity by excluding average intangible assets from average shareholder's equity.


Key Ratios Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,June 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,
20172017201620172016
Return on average assets 1.18%1.12%1.10%1.19%1.35%
Return on average common shareholder's equity 7.98%7.75%7.23%8.15%9.56%
Efficiency ratio 59.85%60.93%61.42%59.48%55.97%
Average equity to average assets 14.83%14.49%14.56%14.54%14.13%
Net interest margin 4.14%4.05%4.05%4.08%4.05%
Net charge-offs to average loans and leases 0.23%0.19%0.34%0.20%0.24%
Loan and lease loss reserve to loans and leases 1.06%1.06%1.05%1.06%1.05%
Loan and lease loss reserve to nonperforming loans and other real estate 86.93%89.05%65.69%86.93%65.69%
Nonperforming loans to loans and leases 1.22%1.10%1.44%1.22%1.44%
Tier 1 leverage 14.05%13.73%13.23%14.05%13.23%
Risk-based capital - Tier 1 18.04%17.80%17.46%18.04%17.46%


Asset Quality Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,June 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,
20172017201620172016
Accruing loans and leases past due 30-89 days $6,864 $8,846 $6,983 $6,864 $6,983
Accruing loans and leases past due 90 days or more $1,389 $1,117 $1,144 $1,389 $1,144
Nonaccrual loans and leases $13,965 $11,255 $16,235 $13,965 $16,235
Total troubled debt restructuring $7,424 $7,984 $8,886 $7,424 $8,886
Other real estate owned $1,866 $2,384 $2,772 $1,866 $2,772
Nonperforming loans and other real estate owned $24,644 $22,740 $29,037 $24,644 $29,037
Total nonperforming assets $38,336 $35,024 $40,548 $38,336 $40,548
Gross charge-offs $1,964 $2,090 $2,724 $6,328 $6,206
Recoveries $901 $1,335 $1,202 $3,536 $2,973
Net charge-offs/(recoveries) $1,063 $755 $1,522 $2,792 $3,233


CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)
September 30,
2017
December 31,
2016
(unaudited)
ASSETS
Cash and due from banks$61,003 $75,012
Federal funds sold9,398 6,952
Securities available-for-sale835,424 853,725
Loans:
Commercial1,109,098 1,106,182
Residential429,311 423,911
Consumer325,035 305,881
1,863,444 1,835,974
(Less) plus:
Net deferred loan costs3,120 3,206
Allowance for loan losses(19,802) (18,773)
1,846,762 1,820,407
Restricted stock10,379 10,359
Accrued interest receivable13,364 12,311
Premises and equipment, net47,289 49,240
Bank-owned life insurance84,644 83,737
Goodwill34,355 34,355
Other intangible assets1,744 2,109
Other real estate owned1,866 2,531
Other assets36,114 37,789
TOTAL ASSETS$2,982,342 $2,988,527
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Deposits:
Non-interest-bearing$438,207 $564,092
Interest-bearing:
Certificates of deposit exceeding the FDIC insurance limits41,156 43,759
Other interest-bearing deposits1,974,048 1,820,675
2,453,411 2,428,526
Short-term borrowings23,514 80,989
FHLB advances 132
Other liabilities61,859 64,485
TOTAL LIABILITIES2,538,784 2,574,132
Shareholders’ equity
Common stock, $.125 stated value per share;
Authorized shares-40,000,000
Issued shares-14,595,320 in 2017 and 14,578,758 in 2016
Outstanding shares-12,223,750 in 2017 and 12,216,712 in 20161,822 1,820
Additional paid-in capital75,053 74,525
Retained earnings442,229 421,826
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(5,431) (14,164)
Less: Treasury shares at cost-2,371,570 in 2017 and 2,362,046 in 2016(70,115) (69,612)
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY443,558 414,395
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY$2,982,342 $2,988,527



CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
September 30,
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
(unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
INTEREST INCOME:
Loans, including related fees$23,119 $21,753 $67,385 $64,208
Securities:
Taxable3,500 3,506 10,887 11,031
Tax-exempt1,859 1,826 5,529 5,466
Other327 365 978 1,096
TOTAL INTEREST INCOME28,805 27,450 84,779 81,801
INTEREST EXPENSE:
Deposits1,561 1,016 4,307 3,033
Short-term borrowings98 51 215 100
Other borrowings38 32 82 101
TOTAL INTEREST EXPENSE1,697 1,099 4,604 3,234
NET INTEREST INCOME27,108 26,351 80,175 78,567
Provision for loan losses1,185 1,091 3,821 2,361
NET INTEREST INCOME AFTER PROVISION
FOR LOAN LOSSES25,923 25,260 76,354 76,206
NON-INTEREST INCOME:
Trust and financial services1,194 1,270 3,660 3,896
Service charges and fees on deposit accounts3,048 2,765 8,829 7,870
Other service charges and fees3,070 3,062 9,369 9,211
Securities gains/(losses), net27 13 44 26
Insurance commissions33 35 91 2,340
Gain\(loss) on sale of certain assets and liabilities of insurance brokerage operation (199) 12,822
Gain on sales of mortgage loans535 522 1,255 1,407
Other633 455 4,454 931
TOTAL NON-INTEREST INCOME8,540 7,923 27,702 38,503
NON-INTEREST EXPENSE:
Salaries and employee benefits12,790 12,883 38,685 39,620
Occupancy expense1,769 1,785 5,298 5,238
Equipment expense1,792 1,878 5,424 5,523
FDIC Expense228 356 689 1,210
Other5,705 5,104 16,853 16,522
TOTAL NON-INTEREST EXPENSE22,284 22,006 66,949 68,113
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES12,179 11,177 37,107 46,596
Provision for income taxes3,385 3,015 10,592 16,527
NET INCOME8,794 8,162 26,515 30,069
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
Change in unrealized gains/losses on securities, net of reclassifications and taxes(51) 777 8,182 6,077
Change in funded status of post retirement benefits, net of taxes184 304 551 912
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME$8,927 $9,243 $35,248 $37,058
PER SHARE DATA
Basic and Diluted Earnings per Share$0.72 $0.67 $2.17 $2.43
Weighted average number of shares outstanding (in thousands)12,224 12,186 12,222 12,356


For more information contact:
Rodger A. McHargue at (812) 238-6334

Source:First Financial Corporation Indiana