WARSAW, Ind., July 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lakeland Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:LKFN), parent company of Lake City Bank, today reported net income of $9.2 million for the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 5% versus $8.8 million in the second quarter of 2012. Diluted net income per share increased 4% to $0.56 versus $0.54 for the comparable period of 2012.
The Company further reported net income of $18.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 versus $17.4 million for the comparable period of 2012, an increase of 6% and a record performance for the Company over a six month period. Diluted net income per common share also increased 6% to $1.12 for the six months ended June 30, 2013 versus $1.06 for the comparable period of 2012. This per share performance also represents a record level for the Company.
Michael L. Kubacki, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are extremely pleased with this record performance and continue to be encouraged by the quality and consistency of our earnings. As the largest bank in the state dedicated to serving Indiana, these results are a further affirmation of our Indiana-focused strategy and reflect the commitment we have to our communities."
Earnings for the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2013 were negatively impacted by a one-time non-cash provision for state income tax expense of $465,000, which resulted from a revaluation of the Company's state deferred tax items. During the second quarter of 2013, the Indiana legislature approved new tax rates for financial institutions which will lower their state income tax rate from 8.5% to 6.5%. The decrease will be phased in over four years, beginning in 2014. This lower state tax rate going forward will reduce the benefit provided by the Company's existing deferred tax items. As a result, the Company recorded this one-time non-cash adjustment.
Excluding the effect of the one-time non-cash adjustment, net income for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2013 would have been $9.7 million and $18.9 million, respectively, representing increases of 10% and 9% over the comparable periods of 2012. Diluted net income per share would have been $0.59 and $1.15, respectively for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2013, representing increases of 9% and 8% over the comparable periods in 2012.
The Company also announced that the Board of Directors approved a cash dividend for the second quarter of $0.19 per share, payable on August 5, 2013, to shareholders of record as of July 25, 2013. The quarterly dividend represents a 12% increase over the quarterly dividends paid for each quarter of 2012.
Commenting on the dividend, Kubacki added, "Lakeland Financial's shareholders continue to benefit from our strong performance. This dividend represents a healthy dividend payout ratio of 34%, which is reflective of our strong capital structure and our consistently good results."
Average total loans for the second quarter of 2013 were $2.30 billion versus $2.22 billion for the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 4%. Total loans outstanding grew $120.3 million, or 5%, from $2.21 billion as of June 30, 2012 to $2.33 billion as of June 30, 2013. On a linked quarter basis, average total loans increased $49.0 million, or 2%, from $2.26 billion for the first quarter of 2013.
David M. Findlay, President and Chief Financial Officer, observed, "Total loan growth of $72 million during the quarter is the highest quarterly loan growth since the fourth quarter of 2008. The loan growth was geographically and industry diverse, which we believe is indicative of both a strengthening Indiana economy and good market penetration by Lake City Bank."
The Company's net interest margin was 3.20% in the second quarter of 2013 versus 3.32% for the second quarter of 2012. The net interest margin improved from 3.17% in the first quarter of 2013. The year-over-year margin decline resulted primarily from reduced yields in the investment portfolio and slightly lower commercial loan yields as interest rates continue to be at historic lows. The reduced yields in the investment portfolio were driven by prepayments in the Company's agency mortgage-backed securities portfolio, which were also affected by the low interest rate environment. The prepayments generally have a negative impact on investment portfolio yields because they cause the Company to reinvest in lower yielding securities and the acceleration of premium amortization.
Findlay emphasized, "We're very pleased with the stability and improvement in our net interest margin during the quarter. Despite a challenging interest rate environment, we were able to improve our margin and generally maintain deposit levels. The margin improvement was driven by a reduction in funding costs, which we will continue to manage as interest rates remain at historic lows."
The Company's tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio was 10.25% at June 30, 2013 compared to 9.58% at June 30, 2012 and 10.38% at March 31, 2013. Average total deposits for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 were $2.49 billion versus $2.47 billion for the first quarter of 2013 and $2.55 billion for the second quarter of 2012.
The Company's provision for loan losses in the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $0 versus $1.3 million in the same period of 2012. The provision decrease on a year-over-year basis was generally driven by the stabilization and improvement in key loan quality metrics, including lower levels of net charge offs, appropriate reserve coverage of nonperforming loans, continuing signs of stabilization in the economic conditions of the Company's markets and general signs of improvement in our borrowers' performance and future prospects. The Company's allowance for loan losses as of June 30, 2013 was $50.6 million compared to $51.8 million as of June 30, 2012 and $50.8 million as of March 31, 2013. The allowance for loan losses represented 2.17% of total loans as of June 30, 2013 versus 2.34% at June 30, 2012 and 2.25% as of March 31, 2013. Further, the allowance for loan losses represented 234% of nonperforming loans as of June 30, 2013 versus 150% at June 30, 2012 and 234% as of March 31, 2013.
Net charge-offs totaled $183,000 in the second quarter of 2013 versus net charge-offs of $1.4 million during the second quarter of 2012 and net charge-offs of $626,000 during the linked first quarter of 2013. Nonperforming assets decreased 40% to $21.8 million as of June 30, 2013 versus $36.4 million as of June 30, 2012. As of June 30, 2013, the Company's other real estate consisted of two properties and totaled only $171,000. On a linked quarter basis, nonperforming assets were 3% lower than the $22.4 million reported as of March 31, 2013. The decrease in nonperforming assets during 2013 primarily resulted from the removal of two commercial credits totaling $8.4 million from the impaired category, as well as sales of other real estate owned and charge-offs taken and payments received on nonperforming loans. The ratio of nonperforming assets to total assets at June 30, 2013 was 0.73% versus 1.22% at June 30, 2012 and 0.77% at March 31, 2013.
Kubacki concluded, "We believe Lake City Bank's credit quality is in good shape. Since the fourth quarter of 2010, we have reduced nonperforming assets by $18.8 million, or 46%. During that same time period, net charge offs have totaled $10.7 million, significantly less than this reduction in nonperforming assets. We also have an allowance for loan losses that is appropriately strong, with coverage of nonperforming loans at 234%."
The Company's noninterest income increased $1.8 million, or 30%, to $7.6 million for the second quarter of 2013, versus $5.8 million for the second quarter of 2012. On a year-over-year basis, quarterly noninterest income was positively impacted by a $426,000 increase in other income, which was driven by a $268,000 increase in income from bank owned life insurance. Loan, insurance and service fees increased by $360,000 and service charges on deposit accounts increased by $241,000. In addition, noninterest income in the second quarter of 2012 was negatively impacted by $449,000 in other than temporary impairment on several non-agency mortgage backed securities. On a linked quarter basis, noninterest income increased by $88,000 from $7.5 million in the first quarter of 2013.
The Company's noninterest expense increased $842,000, or 6%, to $15.1 million in the second quarter of 2013 versus $14.2 million in the comparable quarter of 2012. On a linked quarter basis, noninterest expense increased by $198,000 from $14.9 million in the first quarter of 2013. On a year-over-year basis, salaries and employee benefits increased by $528,000 in the three month period ended June 30, 2013 versus the same period of 2012. These increases in salary and employee benefits were driven by normal merit increases and higher performance incentive-based compensation costs. Quarterly data processing fees increased by $319,000 due to a larger customer base as well as greater utilization of services from the Company's core processor, which the Company expects will improve marketing and cross-selling initiatives. The Company's efficiency ratio was 51% for the second quarters of 2013 and 2012, and 52% for the linked first quarter of 2013, which consistently ranks in the top quartile of peer financial institutions in the country.
Lakeland Financial Corporation is a $3.0 billion bank holding company headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana. Lake City Bank serves Indiana with 45 branches located in the following Indiana counties: Kosciusko, Elkhart, Allen, St. Joseph, DeKalb, Fulton, Hamilton, Huntington, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski and Whitley.
Lakeland Financial Corporation may be accessed on the home page of its subsidiary, Lake City Bank, at www.lakecitybank.com. The Company's common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under "LKFN".
In addition to the results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. Lakeland Financial believes that providing non-GAAP financial measures provides investors with information useful to understanding Lakeland Financial's financial performance. Additionally, these non-GAAP measures are used by management for planning and forecasting purposes, including measures based on "tangible common equity" which is "common stockholders' equity" excluding intangible assets, net of deferred tax. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to the most comparable GAAP equivalent is included in the attached financial tables where the non-GAAP measure is presented.
This document contains, and future oral and written statements of the Company and its management may contain, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business of the Company. Forward-looking statements, which may be based upon beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the Company's management and on information currently available to management, are generally identifiable by the use of words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "intend," "estimate," "may," "will," "would," "could," "should" or other similar expressions. Additionally, all statements in this document, including forward-looking statements, speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any statement in light of new information or future events. Additional information concerning the Company and its business, including factors that could materially affect the Company's financial results, is included in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K.
|LAKELAND FINANCIAL CORPORATION|
|SECOND QUARTER 2013 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS|
|(Unaudited – Dollars in thousands except per share data)|
|Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|END OF PERIOD BALANCES|| Jun. 30, |
| Mar. 31, |
| Jun. 30, |
| Jun. 30, |
| Jun. 30, |
|Allowance for Loan Losses||50,635||50,818||51,817||50,635||51,817|
|Tangible Common Equity||304,576||303,655||284,543||304,576||284,543|
|Interest Bearing Deposits||2,102,924||2,092,394||2,208,292||2,097,688||2,150,820|
|Interest Bearing Liabilities||2,268,230||2,243,297||2,365,962||2,255,832||2,315,952|
|INCOME STATEMENT DATA|
|Net Interest Income||$21,912||$21,257||$22,148||$43,169||$44,645|
|Net Interest Income-Fully Tax Equivalent||22,351||21,678||22,550||44,031||45,450|
|Provision for Loan Losses||0||0||500||0||1,299|
|PER SHARE DATA|
|Basic Net Income Per Common Share||$0.56||$0.56||$0.54||$1.13||$1.07|
|Diluted Net Income Per Common Share||0.56||0.56||0.54||1.12||1.06|
|Cash Dividends Declared Per Common Share||0.19||0.19||0.17||0.38||0.325|
|Book Value Per Common Share (equity per share issued)||18.71||18.67||17.61||18.71||17.61|
|Market Value – High||28.5||27.02||26.83||28.5||27.5|
|Market Value – Low||25.26||23.92||24.07||23.92||23.91|
|Basic Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding||16,425,382||16,408,710||16,324,928||16,411,695||16,298,981|
|Diluted Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding||16,546,547||16,527,171||16,453,561||16,524,250||16,450,832|
|Return on Average Assets||1.24%||1.27%||1.18%||1.26%||1.19%|
|Return on Average Total Equity||11.97||12.37||12.46||12.17||12.49|
|Efficiency (Noninterest Expense / Net Interest Income|
|plus Noninterest Income)||51.19||51.82||50.96||51.5||51.38|
|Average Equity to Average Assets||10.38||10.3||9.44||10.34||9.51|
|Net Interest Margin||3.2||3.17||3.32||3.19||3.37|
|Net Charge Offs to Average Loans||0.03||0.11||0.26||0.07||0.26|
|Loan Loss Reserve to Loans||2.17||2.25||2.34||2.17||2.34|
|Loan Loss Reserve to Nonperforming Loans||233.92||233.86||149.67||233.92||149.67|
|Loan Loss Reserve to Nonperforming Loans|
|and Performing TDR's||113.37||112.1||90.29||113.37||90.29|
|Nonperforming Loans to Loans||0.93||0.96||1.56||0.93||1.56|
|Nonperforming Assets to Assets||0.73||0.77||1.22||0.73||1.22|
|Total Impaired and Watch List Loans to Total Loans||7.71||8.17||6.93||7.71||6.93|
|Tier 1 Leverage||11.01||11.11||10.16||11.01||10.16|
|Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital||13.39||13.51||12.85||13.39||12.85|
|Loans Past Due 30 - 89 Days||$5,348||$2,852||$6,744||$5,348||$6,744|
|Loans Past Due 90 Days or More||104||0||106||104||106|
|Nonperforming Loans (includes nonperforming TDR's)||21,646||21,730||34,620||21,646||34,620|
|Other Real Estate Owned||171||667||1,737||171||1,737|
|Other Nonperforming Assets||5||13||13||5||13|
|Total Nonperforming Assets||21,822||22,410||36,370||21,822||36,370|
|Nonperforming Troubled Debt Restructurings (included in|
|Performing Troubled Debt Restructurings||23,017||23,605||22,767||23,017||22,767|
|Total Troubled Debt Restructurings||42,415||43,211||54,896||42,415||54,896|
|Non-Impaired Watch List Loans||133,139||137,242||94,149||133,139||94,149|
|Total Impaired and Watch List Loans||180,045||184,927||153,405||180,045||153,405|
|Gross Charge Offs||368||1,206||1,852||1,574||3,584|
|Net Charge Offs/(Recoveries)||183||626||1,440||810||2,882|
|LAKELAND FINANCIAL CORPORATION|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|As of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012|
|(in thousands, except share data)|
| June 30, |
| December 31, |
|Cash and due from banks||$55,814||$156,666|
|Total cash and cash equivalents||63,555||232,237|
|Securities available for sale (carried at fair value)||472,976||467,021|
|Real estate mortgage loans held for sale||5,486||9,452|
|Loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $50,635 and $51,445||2,284,065||2,206,075|
|Land, premises and equipment, net||35,346||34,840|
|Bank owned life insurance||62,008||61,112|
|Accrued income receivable||9,214||8,491|
|Other intangible assets||24||47|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY|
|Noninterest bearing deposits||$397,610||$407,926|
|Interest bearing deposits||2,085,882||2,173,830|
|Federal funds purchased||37,000||0|
|Securities sold under agreements to repurchase||102,655||121,883|
|Total short-term borrowings||139,655||121,883|
|Accrued expenses payable||11,685||15,321|
|Common stock: 90,000,000 shares authorized, no par value 16,431,881 shares issued and 16,340,697 outstanding as of June 30, 2013 16,377,247 shares issued and 16,290,136 outstanding as of December 31, 2012||90,921||90,039|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)||(625)||5,689|
|Treasury stock, at cost (2013 - 91,184 shares, 2012 - 87,111 shares)||(1,779)||(1,643)|
|Total stockholders' equity||307,519||297,739|
|Total liabilities and equity||$2,975,462||$3,064,144|
|LAKELAND FINANCIAL CORPORATION|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME|
|For the Three Months and Six Months Ended June 30, 2013 and 2012|
|(in thousands except for share and per share data)|
| Three Months Ended |
| Six Months Ended |
|NET INTEREST INCOME|
|Interest and fees on loans|
|Interest and dividends on securities|
|Interest on short-term investments||12||16||36||27|
|Total interest income||26,424||29,249||52,716||59,024|
|Interest on deposits||4,139||6,602||8,776||13,363|
|Interest on borrowings|
|Total interest expense||4,512||7,101||9,547||14,379|
|NET INTEREST INCOME||21,912||22,148||43,169||44,645|
|Provision for loan losses||0||500||0||1,299|
|NET INTEREST INCOME AFTER PROVISION FOR|
|Wealth advisory fees||971||897||1,915||1,811|
|Investment brokerage fees||997||940||1,946||1,740|
|Service charges on deposit accounts||2,252||2,011||4,223||3,892|
|Loan, insurance and service fees||1,812||1,452||3,268||2,641|
|Merchant card fee income||293||289||569||605|
|Mortgage banking income||538||392||1,047||984|
|Net securities gains||0||0||1||3|
|Other than temporary impairment loss on available-for-sale securities:|
|Total impairment losses recognized on securities||0||(475)||0||(985)|
|Loss recognized in other comprehensive income||0||26||0||26|
|Net impairment loss recognized in earnings||0||(449)||0||(959)|
|Total noninterest income||7,569||5,812||15,050||11,662|
|Salaries and employee benefits||8,891||8,363||18,056||17,438|
|Net occupancy expense||873||831||1,719||1,716|
|Data processing fees and supplies||1,379||1,060||2,672||1,901|
|Total noninterest expense||15,091||14,249||29,984||28,929|
|INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE||14,390||13,211||28,235||26,079|
|Income tax expense||5,154||4,392||9,753||8,634|
|BASIC WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES||16,425,382||16,324,928||16,411,695||16,298,981|
|BASIC EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE||$0.56||$0.54||$1.13||$1.07|
|DILUTED WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES||16,546,547||16,453,561||16,524,250||16,450,832|
|DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE||$0.56||$0.54||$1.12||$1.06|
|LAKELAND FINANCIAL CORPORATION|
|SECOND QUARTER 2013|
|(unaudited in thousands)|
| June 30, |
| March 31, |
| December 31, |
| June 30, |
|Commercial and industrial loans:|
|Working capital lines of credit loans||$462,137||19.8%||$437,295||19.3%||$439,638||19.5%||$413,394||18.7%|
|Non-working capital loans||425,958||18.2||404,934||17.9||407,184||18.0||375,677||17.0|
|Total commercial and industrial loans||888,095||38.0||842,229||37.2||846,822||37.5||789,071||35.6|
|Commercial real estate and multi-family residential loans:|
|Construction and land development loans||108,695||4.7||97,263||4.3||82,494||3.7||84,416||3.8|
|Owner occupied loans||365,071||15.6||365,619||16.2||358,617||15.9||356,889||16.1|
|Nonowner occupied loans||373,696||16.0||339,030||15.0||314,889||13.9||333,237||15.0|
|Total commercial real estate and multi-family residential loans||884,884||37.9||848,182||37.5||801,011||35.5||810,129||36.6|
|Agri-business and agricultural loans:|
|Loans secured by farmland||100,571||4.3||99,537||4.4||109,147||4.8||112,431||5.1|
|Loans for agricultural production||97,729||4.2||105,312||4.7||115,572||5.1||108,514||4.9|
|Total agri-business and agricultural loans||198,300||8.5||204,849||9.1||224,719||10.0||220,945||10.0|
|Other commercial loans||46,501||2.0||48,867||2.2||56,807||2.5||63,681||2.9|
|Total commercial loans||2,017,780||86.4||1,944,127||85.9||1,929,359||85.5||1,883,826||85.1|
|Consumer 1-4 family mortgage loans:|
|Closed end first mortgage loans||116,247||5.0||116,164||5.1||109,823||4.9||105,057||4.7|
|Open end and junior lien loans||152,571||6.5||154,773||6.8||161,366||7.1||171,063||7.7|
|Residential construction and land development loans||5,263||0.2||6,110||0.3||11,541||0.5||9,190||0.4|
|Total consumer 1-4 family mortgage loans||274,081||11.7||277,047||12.2||282,730||12.5||285,310||12.9|
|Other consumer loans||43,470||1.9||41,891||1.9||45,755||2.0||45,726||2.1|
|Total consumer loans||317,551||13.6||318,938||14.1||328,485||14.5||331,036||14.9|
|Less: Allowance for loan losses||(50,635)||(50,818)||(51,445)||(51,817)|
|Net deferred loan fees||(631)||(605)||(324)||(462)|
CONTACT: David M. Findlay President and Chief Financial Officer (574) 267-9197 firstname.lastname@example.orgSource:Lake City Bank