FS Bancorp, Inc. Reports 2017 Results Including Record Net Income of $14.1 Million or $4.28 Per Diluted Share and Twentieth Consecutive Quarterly Dividend

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash., Jan. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FS Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSBW) (the “Company”), the holding company for 1st Security Bank of Washington (the “Bank”) today reported net income of $14.1 million, or $4.28 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2017, compared to net income of $10.5 million, or $3.51 per diluted share, for the same period last year. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $3.7 million, or $0.98 per diluted share, compared to $2.5 million, or $0.86 per diluted share for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016.

“The fourth quarter reflects continued loan growth funded by retail banking deposits,” stated Joe Adams, CEO of FS Bancorp, Inc. “I am also pleased to announce that our Board of Directors has approved our twentieth quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share.” The dividend will be paid on February 21, 2018, to shareholders of record as of February 7, 2018.

CFO of FS Bancorp, Inc. Matthew Mullet stated, “In addition to loan growth, the Company sold $19.4 million of portfolio one-to-four-family loans as well as $2.0 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture loans in the fourth quarter to demonstrate our balance sheet liquidity.”

2017 Fourth Quarter and Year End Highlights

  • Net income was $3.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $3.5 million for the previous quarter, and increased from $2.5 million in the fourth quarter one year ago;
  • Total gross loans increased $7.9 million during the quarter, or 1.0%, to $773.4 million at December 31, 2017, compared to $765.6 million at September 30, 2017, and increased $168.0 million, or 27.8%, from $605.4 million at December 31, 2016;
  • The Company sold $19.4 million of one-to-four-family portfolio loans at a cash margin of 2.4% including the capitalized value of retained servicing rights;
  • The Company recognized $396,000 in tax benefit due to a net deferred tax liability position associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law on December 22, 2017. On a go forward basis, the Company will be using an estimated tax rate of 21.5% to account for its federal and state income tax expense;
  • Relationship-based transactional deposits (noninterest-bearing checking, interest-bearing checking, and escrow accounts) increased $24.0 million, or 8.5%, to $306.8 million at December 31, 2017, from $282.7 million at September 30, 2017, and increased $87.7 million, or 40.1%, from $219.0 million at December 31, 2016;
  • On September 12, 2017, the Company issued and sold in an underwritten public offering, 587,234 shares of its common stock at a price of $47.00 per share, and received $25.6 million in net proceeds; and
  • Capital levels at the Bank increased to 16.3% for total risk-based capital and 12.6% for Tier 1 leverage capital at December 31, 2017, compared to 13.9% and 10.3% at December 31, 2016, respectively.

Balance Sheet and Credit Quality

Total assets decreased $12.1 million, or 1.2%, to $981.8 million at December 31, 2017, compared to $993.9 million at September 30, 2017, and increased $153.9 million, or 18.6%, from $827.9 million at December 31, 2016. The quarter over sequential quarter decrease of $12.1 million in total assets included decreases in total cash and cash equivalents of $12.4 million, and loans held for sale (“HFS”) of $11.6 million, partially offset by increases in loans receivable, net of $7.7 million which is net of the $21.4 million in portfolio loan sales, and increases in securities available-for-sale (“AFS”) of $4.4 million. The year over year increase of $153.9 million in total assets included increases in loans receivable, net of $168.2 million, certificates of deposit at other financial institutions of $2.9 million, accrued interest receivable of $1.0 million, and loans HFS of $910,000, partially offset by a decrease in total cash and cash equivalents of $17.5 million and servicing rights of $1.7 million. These increases in assets year over year were primarily funded by growth in deposits and net proceeds from the underwritten public offering in the third quarter of 2017.

LOAN PORTFOLIO
(Dollars in thousands)
December 31, 2017 September 30, 2017 December 31, 2016
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
REAL ESTATE LOANS
Commercial $ 63,611 8.2% $ 63,180 8.3% $ 55,871 9.2%
Construction and development 143,068 18.5 129,407 16.9 94,462 15.6
Home equity 25,289 3.3 24,026 3.1 20,081 3.3
One-to-four-family (excludes HFS) 163,655 21.2 170,187 22.2 124,009 20.5
Multi-family 44,451 5.7 43,408 5.7 37,527 6.2
Total real estate loans 440,074 56.9 430,208 56.2 331,950 54.8
CONSUMER LOANS
Indirect home improvement 130,176 16.8 124,387 16.2 107,759 17.8
Solar 41,049 5.3 40,082 5.2 36,503 6.1
Marine 35,397 4.6 35,173 4.6 28,549 4.7
Other consumer 2,046 0.3 2,032 0.3 1,915 0.3
Total consumer loans 208,668 27.0 201,674 26.3 174,726 28.9
COMMERCIAL BUSINESS LOANS
Commercial and industrial 83,306 10.8 83,221 10.9 65,841 10.9
Warehouse lending 41,397 5.3 50,468 6.6 32,898 5.4
Total commercial business loans 124,703 16.1 133,689 17.5 98,739 16.3
Total loans receivable, gross 773,445 100.0% 765,571 100.0% 605,415 100.0%
Less:
Allowance for loan losses (10,756) (10,598) (10,211)
Deferred costs, fees, premiums and discounts, net (1,131) (1,119) (1,887)
Total loans receivable, net $ 761,558 $ 753,854 $ 593,317

Loans receivable, net increased $7.7 million to $761.6 million at December 31, 2017, from $753.9 million at September 30, 2017, and increased $168.2 million from $593.3 million at December 31, 2016. The increase in loans receivable, net quarter over sequential quarter was primarily a result of increases in real estate and consumer loans, partially offset by a decline in commercial business loans. Total real estate loans increased $9.9 million including increases in construction and development loans of $13.7 million, home equity loans of $1.3 million, and multi-family loans of $1.0 million, partially offset by a decrease in one-to-four-family portfolio loans of $6.5 million which is net of the $19.4 million loan sale. Total commercial business loans decreased $9.0 million primarily from a decrease in residential warehouse lending of $9.1 million associated with seasonal paydowns. Total consumer loans increased $7.0 million primarily from growth of $5.8 million in indirect home improvement loans and $967,000 in solar loans.

One-to-four-family loans originated through the home lending segment which includes loans HFS, loans held for investment, fixed seconds, and loans brokered to other institutions decreased $35.5 million, or 14.5%, to $208.6 million during the quarter ended December 31, 2017, compared to $244.1 million for the preceding quarter, and increased from $187.8 million for the same quarter one year ago. Originations of one-to-four-family loans to purchase a home (purchase production) increased by $109.1 million, or 21.2% with $624.3 million in loan purchase production closing during the year ended December 31, 2017, up from $515.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2016. One-to-four-family loan originations for refinance (refinance production) decreased $77.5 million, or 29.3% with $186.9 million in refinance production closing during the year ended December 31, 2017, down from $264.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2016. During the quarter ended December 31, 2017, the Company sold $206.2 million of one-to-four-family loans including the $19.4 million in portfolio loans, compared to sales of $204.3 million for the preceding quarter, and sales of $195.5 million for the same quarter one year ago.

Purchase production was 75.8% of the total one-to-four-family loan originations versus 24.2% for refinance production during the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to 63.3% in purchase production versus 36.7% in refinance production during the same period in 2016. Purchase production for the year ended December 31, 2017 was 77.0% of the total one-to-four-family loan originations versus 23.0% for refinance production, compared to 66.1% in purchase volume versus 33.9% in refinances for the year ended December 31, 2016. The increase in purchase production and corresponding decrease in refinance production reflects management’s focus on residential home buyers in the markets we serve.

The allowance for loan and lease losses (“ALLL”) at December 31, 2017 increased to $10.8 million, or 1.4% of gross loans receivable, excluding loans HFS, compared to $10.6 million, or 1.4% of gross loans receivable, excluding loans HFS at September 30, 2017, and $10.2 million, or 1.7% of gross loans receivable, excluding loans HFS, at December 31, 2016. Non-performing loans, consisting of non-accrual loans, decreased to $1.0 million at December 31, 2017, from $1.3 million at September 30, 2017, and increased from $721,000 at December 31, 2016. Substandard loans decreased to $6.5 million at December 31, 2017, compared to $6.6 million at September 30, 2017, and decreased from $8.0 million at December 31, 2016. The $1.5 million decrease in substandard loans from one year ago was primarily due to the sale of a shared national credit of $1.9 million of which a slight discount to book value was charged off against the ALLL in the third quarter of 2017. There was no other real estate owned (“OREO”) at December 31, 2017, at September 30, 2017, or at December 31, 2016.

Total deposits decreased $10.7 million, to $829.8 million at December 31, 2017, compared to $840.6 million at September 30, 2017, and increased $117.2 million, from $712.6 million at December 31, 2016. Relationship-based transactional deposits increased $24.0 million, to $306.8 million at December 31, 2017, from $282.7 million at September 30, 2017, and increased $87.7 million, from $219.0 million at December 31, 2016. Money market and savings accounts decreased $8.2 million, to $300.8 million at December 31, 2017, from $309.0 million at September 30, 2017, and increased $3.0 million, from $297.8 million at December 31, 2016. Time deposits decreased $26.6 million, to $222.3 million at December 31, 2017, from $248.8 million at September 30, 2017, and increased $26.5 million, from $195.7 million at December 31, 2016. The quarter over sequential quarter decrease in time deposits was primarily from the maturity of $32.9 million in brokered deposits during the fourth quarter.

Non-retail certificates of deposit which includes brokered certificates of deposit, online certificates of deposit, and public funds decreased $33.2 million to $66.5 million at December 31, 2017, compared to $99.7 million at September 30, 2017, as a result of the maturity of the brokered deposits discussed above, and increased $6.3 million from $60.2 million at December 31, 2016. Management remains focused on growth in lower cost relationship-based deposits to fund long term asset growth.

DEPOSIT BREAKDOWN
(Dollars in thousands)
December 31, 2017 September 30, 2017 December 31, 2016
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
Noninterest-bearing checking $ 177,739 21.4% $ 162,208 19.3% $ 145,377 20.4%
Interest-bearing checking 119,872 14.4 109,584 13.0 63,978 9.0
Savings 72,082 8.7 72,974 8.7 54,996 7.7
Money market 228,742 27.6 236,036 28.1 242,849 34.1
Certificates of deposit less than $100,000 111,489 13.4 143,169 17.0 93,791 13.2
Certificates of deposit of $100,000 through $250,000 77,934 9.4 73,733 8.8 74,832 10.5
Certificates of deposit of $250,000 and over 32,833 4.0 31,927 3.8 27,094 3.8
Escrow accounts related to mortgages serviced 9,151 1.1 �� 10,947 1.3 9,676 1.3
Total $ 829,842 100.0% $ 840,578 100.0% $ 712,593 100.0%

At December 31, 2017, borrowings decreased $2.7 million, or 26.7%, to $7.5 million, from $10.3 million at September 30, 2017, and decreased $5.1 million, or 40.6%, from $12.7 million at December 31, 2016, the year over year decrease was primarily due to the repayment of FHLB fixed rate advances from growth in retail deposits.

Total stockholders’ equity increased $3.8 million, to $122.0 million at December 31, 2017, from $118.2 million at September 30, 2017, and increased $41.0 million, from $81.0 million at December 31, 2016. The increase in stockholders’ equity from the third quarter of 2017 was primarily due to net income of $3.7 million, and the increase from December 31, 2016 was primarily from net proceeds of $25.6 million from the underwritten public offering and 2017 net income of $14.1 million. Book value per common share was $34.47 at December 31, 2017, compared to $33.52 at September 30, 2017, and $28.32 at December 31, 2016.

The Bank is well capitalized under the minimum capital requirements established by the FDIC with a total risk-based capital ratio of 16.3%, a Tier 1 leverage capital ratio of 12.6%, and a common equity Tier 1 (“CET1”) capital ratio of 15.0% at December 31, 2017. At December 31, 2016, the total risk-based capital ratio was 13.9%, the Tier 1 leverage capital ratio was 10.3%, and the CET1 capital ratio was 12.6%.

The Company exceeded all regulatory capital requirements with a total risk-based capital ratio of 15.7%, a Tier 1 leverage capital ratio of 12.1%, and a CET1 ratio of 14.5% at December 31, 2017, compared to 12.9%, 9.5%, and 11.6% at December 31, 2016, respectively.

Operating Results

Net interest income increased $2.1 million, or 22.8%, to $11.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017, from $9.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016, primarily due to a $2.2 million, or 22.7% increase in loans receivable interest income. Net interest income increased $7.4 million, or 21.8% to $41.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2017, from $33.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, primarily due to a $7.7 million, or 21.5% increase in loans receivable interest income.

The net interest margin (“NIM”) increased six basis points to 4.72% for the three months ended December 31, 2017, from 4.66% for the same period in the prior year, and increased 22 basis points to 4.65% for the year ended December 31, 2017, from 4.43% for the year ended December 31, 2016. The increased NIM reflects growth in higher yielding loans, and reductions in securities AFS and cash and cash equivalents. The average cost of funds increased six basis points to 0.64% for the three months ended December 31, 2017, from 0.58% for the three months ended December 31, 2016, and increased two basis points to 0.61% for the year ended December 31, 2017, from 0.59% the year ended December 31, 2016. Management remains focused on matching deposit duration with the duration of earning assets where appropriate.

For the three months ended December 31, 2017, the provision for loan losses was $300,000, compared to $600,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2016. During the three months ended December 31, 2017, net charge-offs totaled $143,000 compared to net recoveries of $25,000 during the three months ended December 31, 2016. The provision for loan losses was $750,000 for the year ended December 31, 2017, compared to $2.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2016. Net charge-offs totaled $205,000 during the year ended December 31, 2017, compared to net recoveries of $26,000 during the year ended December 31, 2016. The decrease in the provision for loan losses for the three months ended and year ended December 31, 2017 was primarily a result of the relatively low levels of charge-offs, delinquencies, nonperforming and classified loans, as well as the increasing percentage of real estate loans compared to consumer loans and improving real estate values in our market areas reducing the increase in the provision for loan losses required for loan growth.

Noninterest income decreased $175,000, or 3.2%, to $5.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017, from $5.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016. The decrease during the period was primarily due to a $191,000 reduction in gain on sale of loans. Noninterest income increased $505,000, or 2.1%, to $24.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2017, from $23.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2016. The increase during the year was primarily due to increases in the gain on sale of investment securities of $234,000, in service charges and fee income of $157,000, and in other noninterest income of $133,000. The $1.1 million gain on sale of servicing rights transacted in the second quarter of 2017 helped offset the decrease in gain on sale of loans of $1.1 million, mainly associated with a reduction of gain on sale margins associated with the product mix in the Pacific Northwest. There was no sale of mortgage servicing rights in 2016.

Noninterest expense increased $998,000, or 9.9%, to $11.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017, from $10.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016. The increase in noninterest expense was primarily a result of a $949,000 increase in salaries and benefits, which included $464,000 in incentives and commissions for the loan production staff associated with continued strong loan production growth, and $207,000 of increased ESOP expense from our strong stock performance.

Noninterest expense increased $5.1 million, or 13.0%, to $44.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2017, from $38.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2016. The increase in noninterest expense was primarily a result of a $4.6 million increase in salaries and benefits, which included $1.4 million in incentives and commissions for the loan production staff, $593,000 of increased ESOP expense due to the significant increase in our stock price over the last year, an increase of $387,000 data processing expense, $268,000 in occupancy expense, $205,000 in expenses related to operations, and $147,000 in loan costs. These increased expenses were partially offset by a $389,000 decrease in acquisition costs, a $246,000 decrease in professional and board fees. There was no gain on the sale of OREO in the current year to offset the increase in expenses as compared to $150,000 last year.

About FS Bancorp

FS Bancorp, Inc., a Washington corporation, is the holding company for 1st Security Bank of Washington. The Bank provides loan and deposit services to customers who are predominantly small and middle-market businesses and individuals in western Washington through its 11 branches and seven loan production offices in various suburban communities in the greater Puget Sound area, and one loan production office in the market area of the Tri-Cities. The Bank services home mortgage customers throughout Washington State with an emphasis in the Puget Sound and Tri-Cities home lending markets.

Forward-Looking Statements

When used in this press release and in other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), in press releases or other public stockholder communications, or in oral statements made with the approval of an authorized executive officer, the words or phrases “believe,” “will,” “will likely result,” “are expected to,” “will continue,” “is anticipated,” “estimate,” “project,” “plans,” or similar expressions are intended to identify “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward‑looking statements are not historical facts but instead represent management's current expectations and forecasts regarding future events, many of which are inherently uncertain and outside of our control. Actual results may differ, possibly materially from those currently expected or projected in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, include but are not limited to, the following: increased competitive pressures; changes in the interest rate environment; changes in general economic conditions and conditions within the securities markets; our ability to execute our plans to grow our residential construction lending, our mortgage banking operations, our warehouse lending, and the geographic expansion of our indirect home improvement lending; our ability to successfully integrate any assets, liabilities, customers, systems, and management personnel we may acquire into our operations and our ability to realize related revenue synergies and expected cost savings and other benefits within the anticipated time frames or at all; secondary market conditions for loans and our ability to sell loans in the secondary market; legislative and regulatory changes; and other factors described in the Company’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission which are available on our website at www.fsbwa.com and on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Any of the forward-looking statements that we make in this press release and in the other public statements are based upon management's beliefs and assumptions at the time they are made and may turn out to be wrong because of the inaccurate assumptions we might make, because of the factors illustrated above or because of other factors that we cannot foresee. Therefore, these factors should be considered in evaluating the forward‑looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. We do not undertake and specifically disclaim any obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements. These risks could cause our actual results for 2018 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of us and could negatively affect our operating and stock performance.


FS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in thousands, except share amounts)
Sequential Year
December 31, September 30, December 31, Quarter Over Year
2017 2017 2016 % Change % Change
ASSETS Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
Cash and due from banks $ 3,043 $ 3,299 $ 3,590 (8) (15)
Interest-bearing deposits at other financial institutions 15,872 27,996 32,866 (43) (52)
Total cash and cash equivalents 18,915 31,295 36,456 (40) (48)
Certificates of deposit at other financial institutions 18,108 18,108 15,248 19
Securities available-for-sale, at fair value 82,480 78,103 81,875 6 1
Loans held for sale, at fair value 53,463 65,055 52,553 (18) 2
Loans receivable, net 761,558 753,854 593,317 1 28
Accrued interest receivable 3,566 3,217 2,524 11 41
Premises and equipment, net 15,458 15,463 16,012 (3)
Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) stock, at cost 2,871 3,047 2,719 (6) 6
Bank owned life insurance (“BOLI”), net 10,328 10,262 10,054 1 3
Servicing rights, held at the lower of cost or fair value 6,795 5,811 8,459 17 (20)
Goodwill 2,312 2,312 2,312
Core deposit intangible, net 1,317 1,417 1,717 (7) (23)
Other assets 4,612 5,947 4,680 (22) (1)
TOTAL ASSETS $ 981,783 $ 993,891 $ 827,926 (1) 19
LIABILITIES
Deposits:
Noninterest-bearing accounts $ 186,890 $ 173,155 $ 155,053 8 21
Interest-bearing accounts 642,952 667,423 557,540 (4) 15
Total deposits 829,842 840,578 712,593 (1) 16
Borrowings 7,529 10,270 12,670 (27) (41)
Subordinated note:
Principal amount 10,000 10,000 10,000
Unamortized debt issuance costs (155) (160) (175) (3) (11)
Total subordinated note less unamortized debt issuance costs 9,845 9,840 9,825
Deferred tax liability, net 607 1,412 1,161 (57) (48)
Other liabilities 11,958 13,552 10,644 (12) 12
Total liabilities 859,781 875,652 746,893 (2) 15
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Preferred stock, $.01 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding
Common stock, $.01 par value; 45,000,000 shares authorized;
3,680,152 shares issued and outstanding at
December 31, 2017, 3,674,902 at September 30, 2017, and
3,059,503 at December 31, 2016
37 37 31 19
Additional paid-in capital 55,135 54,463 27,334 1 102
Retained earnings 68,422 65,049 55,584 5 23
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax (475) (128) (536) 271 (11)
Unearned shares – Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) (1,117) (1,182) (1,380) (5) (19)
Total stockholders’ equity 122,002 118,239 81,033 3 51
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 981,783 $ 993,891 $ 827,926 (1) 19



FS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended Year Ended Quarter Year
December 31, December 31, Over Quarter Over Year
2017 2016 2017 2016 % Change % Change
INTEREST INCOME
Loans receivable, including fees $ 11,969 $ 9,758 $ 43,457 $ 35,772 23 21
Interest and dividends on investment securities, cash
and cash equivalents, and certificates of deposit at
other financial institutions
690 498 2,724 2,248 39 21
Total interest and dividend income 12,659 10,256 46,181 38,020 23 21
INTEREST EXPENSE
Deposits 1,127 844 3,920 3,254 34 20
Borrowings 75 49 334 226 53 48
Subordinated note 171 171 679 683 (1)
Total interest expense 1,373 1,064 4,933 4,163 29 18
NET INTEREST INCOME 11,286 9,192 41,248 33,857 23 22
PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES 300 600 750 2,400 (50) (69)
NET INTEREST INCOME AFTER PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES 10,986 8,592 40,498 31,457 28 29
NONINTEREST INCOME
Service charges and fee income 805 903 3,548 3,391 (11) 5
Gain on sale of loans 4,144 4,335 17,985 19,058 (4) (6)
Gain on sale of investment securities 380 146 160
Gain on sale of mortgage servicing rights (“MSR”) 65 1,062 100 100
Earnings on cash surrender value of BOLI 66 71 274 282 (7) (3)
Other noninterest income 189 135 825 692 40 19
Total noninterest income 5,269 5,444 24,074 23,569 (3) 2
NONINTEREST EXPENSE
Salaries and benefits 6,421 5,472 26,595 21,982 17 21
Operations 1,699 1,779 6,205 6,000 (4) 3
Occupancy 734 629 2,672 2,404 17 11
Data processing 710 558 2,521 2,134 27 18
Gain on sale of other real estate owned (“OREO”) (150) (100)
Loan costs 674 716 2,652 2,505 (6) 6
Professional and board fees 436 453 1,697 1,943 (4) (13)
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) insurance 107 182 535 487 (41) 10
Marketing and advertising 204 157 716 710 30 1
Acquisition costs 389 (100)
Amortization of core deposit intangible 100 140 400 522 (29) (23)
Recovery on servicing rights (2) (1) (3) 100 (100)
Total noninterest expense 11,083 10,085 43,993 38,923 10 13
INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 5,172 3,951 20,579 16,103 31 28
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES 1,494 1,405 6,494 5,604 6 16
NET INCOME $ 3,678 $ 2,546 $ 14,085 $ 10,499 44 34
Basic earnings per share $ 1.04 $ 0.89 $ 4.55 $ 3.63 17 25
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.98 $ 0.86 $ 4.28 $ 3.51 14 22


KEY FINANCIAL RATIOS AND DATA (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
At or For the Three Months Ended
December 31, September 30, December 31,
2017 2017 2016
PERFORMANCE RATIOS:
Return on assets (ratio of net income to average total assets) (1) 1.48% 1.42% 1.23%
Return on equity (ratio of net income to average equity) (1) 12.25 14.38 12.92
Yield on average interest-earning assets 5.29 5.27 5.20
Interest incurred on liabilities as a percentage of average noninterest bearing deposits and interest-bearing liabilities 0.64 0.61 0.58
Interest rate spread information – average during period 4.65 4.50 4.62
Net interest margin (1) 4.72 4.70 4.66
Operating expense to average total assets 4.46 4.76 4.86
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 140.74 135.90 135.42
Efficiency ratio (2) 66.95 66.42 68.91


At or For the Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2017 2016
PERFORMANCE RATIOS:
Return on assets (ratio of net income to average total assets) (1) 1.53% 1.31%
Return on equity (ratio of net income to average equity) (1) 14.80 13.84
Yield on average interest-earning assets 5.21 4.97
Interest incurred on liabilities as a percentage of average noninterest bearing deposits and interest-bearing liabilities 0.61 0.58
Interest rate spread information – average during period 4.60 4.39
Net interest margin (1) 4.65 4.43
Operating expense to average total assets 4.76 4.87
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 136.88 136.19
Efficiency ratio (2) 67.35 67.78


December 31, September 30, December 31,
2017 2017 2016
ASSET QUALITY RATIOS AND DATA:
Non-performing assets to total assets at end of period (3) 0.11% 0.13% 0.09%
Non-performing loans to total gross loans (4) 0.13 0.17 0.12
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans (4) 1,035.23 838.45 1,416.23
Allowance for loan losses to gross loans receivable, excluding HFS loans 1.39 1.38 1.69
CAPITAL RATIOS, BANK ONLY:
Tier 1 leverage-based capital 12.61% 12.50% 10.33%
Tier 1 risk-based capital 15.00 14.89 12.62
Total risk-based capital 16.25 16.14 13.87
Common equity Tier 1 capital 15.00 14.89 12.62
CAPITAL RATIOS, COMPANY ONLY:
Tier 1 leverage-based capital 12.13% 11.94% 9.52%
Total risk-based capital 15.70 15.49 12.88
Common equity Tier 1 capital 14.45 14.24 11.63


At or For the Three Months Ended
December 31, September 30, December 31,
2017 2017 2016
PER COMMON SHARE DATA:
Basic earnings per share $ 1.04 $ 1.13 $ 0.89
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.98 $ 1.07 $ 0.86
Weighted average basic shares outstanding 3,537,515 3,051,744 2,860,260
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding 3,738,633 3,239,328 2,975,963
Common shares outstanding at period end 3,539,626(5) 3,527,896(6) 2,861,135(7)
Book value per share using common shares outstanding $ 34.47 $ 33.52 $ 28.32
Tangible book value per share using common shares outstanding (8) $ 33.44 $ 32.46 $ 26.91

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(1) Annualized.
(2) Total noninterest expense as a percentage of net interest income and total other noninterest income.
(3) Non-performing assets consists of non-performing loans (which include non-accruing loans and accruing loans more than 90 days past due), foreclosed real estate and other repossessed assets.
(4) Non-performing loans consists of non-accruing loans.
(5) Common shares were calculated using shares outstanding of 3,680,152 at December 31, 2017, less 36,842 restricted stock shares, and 103,684 unallocated ESOP shares.
(6) Common shares were calculated using shares outstanding of 3,674,902 at September 30, 2017, less 36,842 restricted stock shares, and 110,164 unallocated ESOP shares.
(7) Common shares were calculated using shares outstanding of 3,059,503 at December 31, 2016, less 68,763 restricted stock shares, and 129,605 unallocated ESOP shares.
(8) Tangible book value per share using outstanding common shares excludes intangible assets. This ratio represents a non-GAAP financial measure. See also non-GAAP financial measures reconciliation in the table below.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles utilized in the United States (“GAAP”), this earnings release contains the tangible book value per share, a non-GAAP financial measure. Tangible common stockholders’ equity is calculated by excluding intangible assets from stockholders’ equity. For this financial measure, the Company’s intangible assets are goodwill and core deposit intangible. Tangible book value per share is calculated by dividing tangible common shareholders’ equity by the number of common shares outstanding. The Company believes that this measure is consistent with the capital treatment by our bank regulatory agencies, which excludes intangible assets from the calculation of risk-based capital ratios and presents this measure to facilitate comparison of the quality and composition of the Company's capital over time and in comparison to its competitors.

Non-GAAP financial measures have inherent limitations, are not required to be uniformly applied, and are not audited. Further, this non-GAAP financial measure of tangible book value per share should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for book value per share or total stockholders' equity determined in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to a similarly titled measure reported by other companies.

Reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measure is presented below.

December 31, September 30, December 31,
2017 2017 2016
(Dollars in thousands)
Stockholders' equity $ 122,002 $ 118,239 $ 81,033
Goodwill and core deposit intangible, net (3,629) (3,729) (4,029)
Tangible common stockholders' equity $ 118,373 $ 114,510 $ 77,004
Common shares outstanding at end of period 3,539,626 3,527,896 2,861,135
Common stockholders' equity (book value) per share (GAAP) $ 34.47 $ 33.52 $ 28.32
Tangible common stockholders' equity (tangible book value) per share (non-GAAP) $ 33.44 $ 32.46 $ 26.91


Contacts:
Joseph C. Adams,
Chief Executive Officer
Matthew D. Mullet,
Chief Financial Officer
(425) 771-5299
www.FSBWA.com


Source:FS Bancorp, Inc.