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HELENA, Mont., April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBMT), (the “Company,” “Eagle”), the holding company of Opportunity Bank of Montana (the “Bank”), today reported net income of $2.1 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2022, compared to $5.3 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, in the first quarter a year ago, and increased 19.5% compared to $1.7 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, in the preceding quarter. Financial results for the past few quarters reflect a mortgage market that is returning to more normal levels and reduced origination fees for Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan forgiveness.

Eagle’s board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share on April 21, 2022. The dividend will be payable June 3, 2022 to shareholders of record May 13, 2022. The current annualized dividend yield is 2.26% based on recent market prices.

“We delivered strong first quarter earnings, fueled by continuing strength in asset quality and balance sheet expansion,” said Peter J. Johnson, CEO. “We achieved double digit loan and deposit growth compared to a year ago, while keeping expenses in check. While lower volumes of mortgage activity impacted earnings compared to the year ago quarter, we remain optimistic for our growth prospects for the year ahead.”

On October 1, 2021, Eagle announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire First Community Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary, First Community Bank (“First Community”). “Our proposed merger recently received all regulatory approvals and is on schedule to close at the end of April,” said Laura F. Clark, President. “First Community is an experienced agriculture and commercial lender with a 130-year operating history in Montana and deep roots in the communities it serves. This transaction will expand our presence across the state of Montana and build on our reputation as an experienced and preferred agricultural lender. We foresee this merger, like other recent acquisitions, resulting in significant benefits to our expanding group of clients, communities, employees and shareholders.”

Headquartered in Glasgow, Montana, First Community is the largest bank headquartered in Northeast Montana, and currently operates nine branches and two mortgage loan production offices, including commercial-focused branches in Helena and Three Forks in Gallatin County. Upon completion of the acquisition, Opportunity Bank of Montana will have 32 retail branches in key commercial and agricultural markets across Montana.

First Quarter 2022 Highlights (at or for the three-month period ended March 31, 2022, except where noted):

  • Net income was $2.1 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2022, compared to $1.7 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, in the preceding quarter, and $5.3 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, in the first quarter a year ago.
  • Net interest margin (“NIM”) was 3.59% in the first quarter of 2022, compared to 3.75% in the preceding quarter, and 3.97% in the first quarter a year ago.
  • Revenues (net interest income before the loan loss provision, plus noninterest income) were $20.0 million in the first quarter of 2022, compared to $21.8 million in the preceding quarter and $24.5 million in the first quarter a year ago.  
  • Remaining purchase discount on loans from acquisitions prior to 2021 totaled $884,000 as of March 31, 2022.
  • The accretion of the loan purchase discount into loan interest income from the Western Bank of Wolf Point, and previous acquisitions was $108,000 in the first quarter of 2022, compared to interest accretion on purchased loans from acquisitions of $171,000 in the preceding quarter.
  • The allowance for loan losses represented 202.9% of nonperforming loans at March 31, 2022, compared to 146.7% a year earlier.
  • Total loans increased 15.6% to $958.7 million, at March 31, 2022, compared to $829.3 million a year earlier and increased 2.7% compared to $933.1 million at December 31, 2021.
  • Total deposits increased 16.2% to $1.27 billion at March 31, 2022, from $1.09 billion a year ago, and increased 3.9% compared to $1.22 billion at December 31, 2021.
  • Eagle remained well capitalized with a tangible common shareholders’ equity ratio of 8.23% at March 31, 2022.
  • Paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share on March 4, 2022 to shareholders of record February 11, 2022.

Balance Sheet Results

Eagle’s total assets increased 13.8% to $1.49 billion at March 31, 2022, compared to $1.31 billion a year ago, and increased 3.9% from $1.44 billion three months earlier.  

Strong commercial real estate and commercial construction activity more than offset PPP loan forgiveness, causing the loan portfolio to grow approximately 15.6% compared to a year ago and grow approximately 2.7% from the previous quarter end.

Eagle originated $177.5 million in new residential mortgages during the quarter and sold $172.1 million in residential mortgages, with an average gross margin on sale of mortgage loans of approximately 3.62%. This production compares to residential mortgage originations of $235.4 million in the preceding quarter with sales of $239.0 million and an average gross margin on sale of mortgage loans of approximately 4.11%. There has been some margin compression due to increased competition.

Commercial real estate loans increased 31.3% to $433.0 million at March 31, 2022, compared to $329.8 million a year earlier. Commercial construction and development loans increased 58.5% to $105.8 million, compared to $66.7 million a year ago. Construction projects were slow to start in early 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns and initial supply chain issues, but have picked up in recent quarters. Agricultural and farmland loans decreased 6.0% to $110.2 million at March 31, 2022, compared to $117.2 million a year earlier. Residential mortgage loans decreased 1.7% to $99.2 million, compared to $100.9 million a year earlier. Commercial loans decreased 9.6% to $98.5 million, compared to $109.0 million a year ago, reflecting SBA PPP loan forgiveness. Home equity loans increased 1.0% to $53.8 million, residential construction loans increased 15.2% to $41.0 million, and consumer loans decreased 3.0% to $18.8 million, compared to a year ago.  

Total deposits increased 16.2% to $1.27 billion at March 31, 2022, compared to $1.09 billion at March 31, 2021, and increased 3.9% from $1.22 billion at December 31, 2021. Noninterest-bearing checking accounts represented 29.3%, interest-bearing checking accounts represented 16.5%, savings accounts represented 18.3%, money market accounts comprised 24.6% and time certificates of deposit made up 11.3% of the total deposit portfolio at March 31, 2022.

Shareholders’ equity was $143.4 million at March 31, 2022, compared to $155.8 million a year earlier and $156.7 million three months earlier. The decrease compared to both the prior quarter and the first quarter a year ago is primarily due to unrealized losses on securities available-for-sale caused by the recent increase in interest rates. Tangible book value was $18.06 per share, at March 31, 2022, compared to $19.60 per share a year earlier and $19.74 per share three months earlier.  

Operating Results

“Lower yields on interest earning assets continued to put pressure on our NIM during the first quarter,” said Johnson. “However, with the recent rate increase enacted by the Federal Reserve at the end of the quarter, we anticipate improvement in our NIM in future quarters, especially with the possibility of additional rate increases throughout the year.”   Eagle’s NIM was 3.59% in the first quarter of 2022, compared to 3.75% in the preceding quarter, and 3.97% in the first quarter a year ago. The interest accretion on acquired loans totaled $108,000 and resulted in a three basis-point increase in the NIM during the first quarter of 2022, compared to $171,000 and a five basis-point increase in the NIM during the preceding quarter. PPP fee income on loans totaled $177,000 and resulted in a five basis-point increase in the NIM during the first quarter of 2022, compared to $407,000 and a 13 basis-point increase in the NIM during the previous quarter. PPP fee income of $500,000 in the first quarter of 2021 resulted in an 18 basis-point increase in the NIM. The investment securities portfolio decreased to $264.6 million at March 31, 2022, compared to $271.3 million at December 31, 2021, which was driven by changes in market values. However, the portfolio increased $84.4 million from $180.3 million at March 31, 2021 due to purchases resulting from excess liquidity levels. Average yields on earning assets for the first quarter decreased to 3.92% from 4.28% a year ago.

Eagle’s first quarter revenues decreased to $20.0 million, compared to $21.8 million in the preceding quarter and $24.5 million in the first quarter a year ago. The decrease compared to the first quarter a year ago was largely due to lower volumes in mortgage banking activity.

Net interest income, before the loan loss provision, decreased 2.9% to $11.7 million in the first quarter, compared to $12.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, and increased 5.0% compared to $11.1 million in the first quarter of 2021. The decrease compared to the prior quarter reflected lower origination fees for PPP loan payoffs or forgiveness during the current quarter, compared to the prior quarter.

Eagle’s total noninterest income decreased 14.6% to $8.3 million in the first quarter of 2022, compared to $9.7 million in the preceding quarter, and decreased 38.1% compared to $13.4 million in the first quarter a year ago. Net mortgage banking, the largest component of noninterest income, totaled $6.2 million in the first quarter of 2022, compared to $7.7 million in the preceding quarter and $11.8 million in the first quarter a year ago. These decreases were driven by a decline in net gain on sale of mortgage loans, as well as changes in the fair value of loans held-for sale and derivatives. These changes are largely driven by the reduced volumes in mortgage activity.

First quarter noninterest expense decreased to $16.9 million, compared to $19.1 million in the preceding quarter and $17.2 million in the first quarter a year ago. The decrease compared to both the prior quarter and the year ago quarter reflects lower commissions paid on residential mortgage originations. Acquisition costs were also down for the first quarter of 2022 compared to the preceding quarter related to the proposed merger with First Community.

For the first quarter of 2022, the income tax provision totaled $695,000, for an effective tax rate of 25.2%, compared to $632,000 in the preceding quarter, and $1.8 million in the first quarter of 2021.  

Credit Quality

The loan loss provision was $279,000 in the first quarter of 2022, compared to $285,000 in the preceding quarter and $299,000 in the first quarter a year ago. The allowance for loan losses represented 202.9% of nonperforming loans at March 31, 2022, compared to 177.1% three months earlier and 146.7% a year earlier. Nonperforming loans decreased to $6.3 million at March 31, 2022, compared to $7.1 million at December 31, 2021, and $8.1 million a year earlier. Local economies continue to rebound from the pandemic and loan quality has remained strong.

Eagle had $346,000 in other real estate owned and other repossessed assets on its books at March 31, 2022. This compared to $4,000 at December 31, 2021, and none at March 31, 2021.

Net loan charge-offs totaled $79,000 in the first quarter of 2022, compared to net loan recoveries of $15,000 in the preceding quarter and net loan recoveries of $1,000 in the first quarter a year ago. The allowance for loan losses was $12.7 million, or 1.32% of total loans, at March 31, 2022, compared to $12.5 million, or 1.34% of total loans, at December 31, 2021, and $11.9 million, or 1.43% of total loans, a year ago.  

Capital Management

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. continues to be well capitalized with the ratio of tangible common shareholders’ equity (shareholders’ equity, less goodwill and core deposit intangible) to tangible assets (total assets, less goodwill and core deposit intangible) of 8.23% as of March 31, 2022.

Stock Repurchase Authority

Eagle announced that its Board of Directors has authorized repurchase of up to 400,000 shares of its common stock, representing approximately 5.0% of outstanding shares, assuming the issuance of shares pursuant to the First Community acquisition scheduled to close at the end of April. Under the plan, shares may be purchased by the company on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. The extent to which the Company repurchases its shares and the timing of such repurchase will depend upon market conditions and other corporate considerations. The plan is expected to be in place for approximately 12 months, but may be suspended, terminated or modified by the Company’s Board of Directors at any time. The plan does not obligate the Company to purchase any particular number of shares.

Recent Events

On January 21, 2022, the Company completed the issuance of $40.0 million in aggregate principal amount of subordinated notes due in 2032 in a private placement transaction to certain institutional accredited investors and qualified buyers. The notes will bear interest at an annual fixed rate of 3.50% payable semi-annually until August of 2027 at which point interest will accrue at a floating rate payable quarterly. A portion of the net proceeds were used to redeem $10.0 million of 5.75% fixed senior notes due February 15, 2022.

About the Company

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. is a bank holding company headquartered in Helena, Montana, and is the holding company of Opportunity Bank of Montana, a community bank established in 1922 that serves consumers and small businesses in Montana through 23 banking offices. Additional information is available on the Bank’s website at www.opportunitybank.com. The shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “EBMT.”

Forward Looking Statements

This release may contain certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and may be identified by the use of such words as “believe,” “will”’ “expect,” “anticipate,” “should,” “planned,” “estimated,” and “potential.” These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to statements of our goals, intentions and expectations; statements regarding our business plans, prospects, mergers, including the proposed transaction with First Community, growth and operating strategies; statements regarding the current global COVID-19 pandemic, statements regarding the asset quality of our loan and investment portfolios; and estimates of our risks and future costs and benefits. These forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control. In addition, these forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions with respect to future business strategies and decisions that are subject to change. These factors include, but are not limited to, changes in laws or government regulations or policies affecting financial institutions, including changes in regulatory fees and capital requirements; general economic conditions and political events, either nationally or in our market areas, that are worse than expected; the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to the efficiency of the vaccine rollout, new variants, steps taken by governmental and other authorities to contain, mitigate and combat the pandemic, adverse effects on our employees, customers and third-party service providers, the increase in cyberattacks in the current work-from-home environment, the ultimate extent of the impacts on our business, financial position, results of operations, liquidity and prospects, continued deterioration in general business and economic conditions could adversely affect our revenues and the values of our assets and liabilities, lead to a tightening of credit and increase stock price volatility, and potential impairment charges; competition among depository and other financial institutions; loan demand or residential and commercial real estate values in Montana; the concentration of our business in Montana; our ability to continue to increase and manage our commercial real estate, commercial business and agricultural loans; the costs and effects of legal, compliance and regulatory actions, changes and developments, including the initiation and resolution of legal proceedings (including any securities, bank operations, consumer or employee litigation); inflation and changes in the interest rate environment that reduce our margins or reduce the fair value of financial instruments; adverse changes in the securities markets; other economic, governmental, competitive, regulatory and technological factors that may affect our operations; cyber incidents, or theft or loss of Company or customer data or money; the effect of our recent acquisitions, including the failure to achieve expected revenue growth and/or expense savings, the failure to effectively integrate their operations and the diversion of management time on issues related to the integration.

In addition, future factors related to the proposed transaction between Eagle and First Community, include, among others: the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the right of one or both of the parties to terminate the definitive merger agreement between Eagle and First Community; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Eagle or First Community; the possibility that the proposed transaction will not close when expected or at all because conditions to the closing are not satisfied on a timely basis or at all; the risk that any announcements relating to the proposed combination could have adverse effects on the market price of the common stock of Eagle; the possibility that the anticipated benefits of the transaction will not be realized when expected or at all, including as a result of the impact of, or problems arising from, the integration of the two companies or as a result of the strength of the economy and competitive factors in the areas where Eagle and First Community do business; the possibility that the transaction may be more expensive to complete than anticipated, including as a result of unexpected factors or events; diversion of management’s attention from ongoing business operations and opportunities; potential adverse reactions or changes to business or employee relationships, including those resulting from the announcement or completion of the transaction; Eagle’s and First Community’s success in executing their respective business plans and strategies and managing the risks involved in the foregoing; and other factors that may affect future results of Eagle and First Community; the business, economic and political conditions in the markets in which the parties operate; the risk that the proposed combination and its announcement could have an adverse effect on either or both parties’ ability to retain customers and retain or hire key personnel and maintain relationships with customers; the risk that the proposed combination may be more difficult or time-consuming than anticipated, including in areas such as sales force, cost containment, asset realization, systems integration and other key strategies; revenues following the proposed combination may be lower than expected, including for possible reasons such as unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the transactions; the unforeseen risks relating to liabilities of Eagle or First Community that may exist; and uncertainty as to the extent of the duration, scope, and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on First Community, Eagle and the proposed combination.

Because of these and other uncertainties, our actual future results may be materially different from the results indicated by these forward-looking statements. All information set forth in this press release is current as of the date of this release and the company undertakes no duty or obligation to update this information.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles utilized in the United States, or GAAP, the Financial Ratios and Other Data contains non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP disclosures include: 1) core efficiency ratio, 2) tangible book value per share, 3) tangible common equity to tangible assets, 4) earnings per diluted share, excluding acquisition costs and 5) return on average assets, excluding acquisition costs. The Company uses these non-GAAP financial measures to provide meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company’s operational performance and to enhance investors’ overall understanding of such financial performance. In particular, the use of tangible book value per share and tangible common equity to tangible assets is prevalent among banking regulators, investors and analysts.

The numerator for the core efficiency ratio is calculated by subtracting acquisition costs and intangible asset amortization from noninterest expense. Tangible assets and tangible common shareholders’ equity are calculated by excluding intangible assets from assets and shareholders’ equity, respectively. For these financial measures, our intangible assets consist of 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. We believe that this measure is consistent with the capital treatment by our bank regulatory agencies, which exclude intangible assets from the calculation of risk-based capital ratios and present this measure to facilitate the comparison of the quality and composition of our capital over time and in comparison, to our competitors.

Non-GAAP financial measures have inherent limitations, are not required to be uniformly applied, and are not audited. Further, the 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 shareholders’ 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 measures are presented below.

Contacts:
Peter J. Johnson, CEO
(406) 457-4006
Laura F. Clark, President
(406) 457-4007  

Balance Sheet        
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited)  
      March 31, December 31, March 31,  
      2022 2021 2021  
             
Assets:          
  Cash and due from banks $ 17,516   $ 10,938   $ 17,199    
  Interest bearing deposits in banks   62,697     43,669     87,165    
  Federal funds sold    14,889     6,827     6,859    
    Total cash and cash equivalents   95,102     61,434     111,223    
  Securities available-for-sale   264,635     271,262     180,276    
  Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) stock   1,723     1,702     1,977    
  Federal Reserve Bank (“FRB”) stock   2,974     2,974     2,974    
  Mortgage loans held-for-sale, at fair value   22,295     25,819     60,609    
  Loans:        
     Real estate loans:        
        Residential 1-4 family   99,242     101,180     100,948    
        Residential 1-4 family construction   40,968     45,635     35,558    
        Commercial real estate   432,976     410,568     329,772    
        Commercial construction and development   105,754     92,403     66,718    
        Farmland   60,363     67,005     67,592    
     Other loans:        
        Home equity   53,828     51,748     53,270    
        Consumer   18,834     18,455     19,424    
        Commercial   98,471     101,535     108,956    
        Agricultural   49,836     46,335     49,642    
        Unearned loan fees   (1,591 )   (1,725 )   (2,541 )  
    Total loans   958,681     933,139     829,339    
  Allowance for loan losses   (12,700 )   (12,500 )   (11,900 )  
    Net loans   945,981     920,639     817,439    
  Accrued interest and dividends receivable   5,750     5,751     5,451    
  Mortgage servicing rights, net   14,288     13,693     11,320    
  Premises and equipment, net   69,536     67,266     61,971    
  Cash surrender value of life insurance, net   36,681     36,474     27,911    
  Goodwill   20,798     20,798     20,798    
  Core deposit intangible, net   1,660     1,780     2,202    
  Deferred tax asset, net   3,776         154    
  Other assets   6,854     6,334     7,116    
    Total assets $ 1,492,053   $ 1,435,926   $ 1,311,421    
             
Liabilities:        
  Deposit accounts:        
        Noninterest bearing   371,818     368,846     331,589    
        Interest bearing   898,758     853,703     761,815    
    Total deposits   1,270,576     1,222,549     1,093,404    
  Accrued expenses and other liabilities   19,120     21,131     20,513    
  Deferred tax liability, net       648        
  FHLB advances and other borrowings       5,000     11,862    
  Other long-term debt, net   58,986     29,869     29,811    
    Total liabilities   1,348,682     1,279,197     1,155,590    
             
Shareholders’ Equity:        
  Preferred stock (par value $0.01 per share; 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding)              
  Common stock (par value $0.01; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 7,110,833 shares issued; 6,694,811, 6,794,811 and 6,775,447 shares outstanding at March 31, 2022, December 31, 2021 and March 31, 2021, respectively   71     71     71    
  Additional paid-in capital   80,960     80,832     77,744    
  Unallocated common stock held by Employee Stock Ownership Plan   (5,586 )   (5,729 )   (103 )  
  Treasury stock, at cost (416,022, 316,022 and 335,386 shares at March 31, 2022, December 31, 2021 and March 31, 2021, respectively)   (9,592 )   (7,321 )   (4,423 )  
  Retained earnings   86,598     85,383     78,586    
  Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax   (9,080 )   3,493     3,956    
    Total shareholders’ equity   143,371     156,729     155,831    
    Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 1,492,053   $ 1,435,926   $ 1,311,421    
             
Income Statement     (Unaudited)  
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)     Three Months Ended  
          March 31, December 31, March 31,  
          2022 2021 2021  
Interest and dividend income:            
  Interest and fees on loans     $ 11,373 $ 11,474 $ 11,029  
  Securities available-for-sale       1,297   1,249   877  
  FRB and FHLB dividends       59   61   69  
  Other interest income       39   30   26  
    Total interest and dividend income       12,768   12,814   12,001  
Interest expense:            
  Interest expense on deposits       312   356   402  
  FHLB advances and other borrowings       6   23   70  
  Other long-term debt       757   390   390  
    Total interest expense       1,075   769   862  
Net interest income       11,693   12,045   11,139  
Loan loss provision       279   285   299  
    Net interest income after loan loss provision     11,414   11,760   10,840  
                 
Noninterest income:            
  Service charges on deposit accounts       331   329   273  
  Mortgage banking, net       6,245   7,675   11,763  
  Interchange and ATM fees       453   493   425  
  Appreciation in cash surrender value of life insurance     207   209   158  
  Net gain on sale of available-for-sale securities         12    
  Other noninterest income       1,057   997   774  
    Total noninterest income       8,293   9,715   13,393  
                 
Noninterest expense:            
  Salaries and employee benefits       10,381   11,673   12,086  
  Occupancy and equipment expense       1,678   1,702   1,430  
  Data processing       1,251   1,369   1,297  
  Advertising       285   426   273  
  Amortization       122   142   144  
  Loan costs       546   610   722  
  FDIC insurance premiums       93   89   81  
  Professional and examination fees       322   356   282  
  Acquisition costs       317   726    
  Other noninterest expense       1,953   2,023   898  
    Total noninterest expense       16,948   19,116   17,213  
                 
Income before provision for income taxes       2,759   2,359   7,020  
Provision for income taxes       695   632   1,755  
Net income     $ 2,064 $ 1,727 $ 5,265  
                 
Basic earnings per share     $ 0.32 $ 0.26 $ 0.78  
Diluted earnings per share     $ 0.32 $ 0.26 $ 0.78  
                 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding       6,506,133   6,543,192   6,775,447  
                 
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding       6,518,847   6,563,512   6,788,679  
                 
ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION   (Unaudited)  
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended
      March 31, December 31, March 31,
        2022     2021     2021  
           
Mortgage Banking Activity (For the quarter):      
  Net gain on sale of mortgage loans $ 6,233   $ 9,825   $ 14,277  
  Net change in fair value of loans held-for-sale and derivatives   (535 )   (2,439 )   (2,456 )
  Mortgage servicing income (loss), net   547     289     (58 )
    Mortgage banking, net $ 6,245   $ 7,675   $ 11,763  
           
Performance Ratios (For the quarter):      
  Return on average assets   0.56 %   0.48 %   1.65 %
  Return on average equity   5.39 %   4.37 %   13.50 %
  Net interest margin   3.59 %   3.75 %   3.97 %
  Core efficiency ratio*   82.60 %   83.86 %   69.58 %
           
Asset Quality Ratios and Data: As of or for the Three Months Ended
      March 31, December 31, March 31,
        2022     2021     2021  
           
  Nonaccrual loans $ 3,379   $ 4,835   $ 5,657  
  Loans 90 days past due and still accruing   270         611  
  Restructured loans, net   2,611     2,224     1,843  
    Total nonperforming loans   6,260     7,059     8,111  
  Other real estate owned and other repossessed assets   346     4      
    Total nonperforming assets $ 6,606   $ 7,063   $ 8,111  
           
  Nonperforming loans / portfolio loans   0.65 %   0.76 %   0.98 %
  Nonperforming assets / assets   0.44 %   0.49 %   0.62 %
  Allowance for loan losses / portfolio loans   1.32 %   1.34 %   1.43 %
  Allowance / nonperforming loans   202.88 %   177.08 %   146.71 %
  Gross loan charge-offs for the quarter $ 92   $ 2   $ 18  
  Gross loan recoveries for the quarter $ 13   $ 17   $ 19  
  Net loan charge-offs (recoveries) for the quarter $ 79   $ (15 ) $ (1 )
           
           
      March 31, December 31, March 31,
        2022     2021     2021  
Capital Data (At quarter end):      
  Tangible book value per share** $ 18.06   $ 19.74   $ 19.60  
  Shares outstanding   6,694,811     6,794,811     6,775,447  
  Tangible common equity to tangible assets***   8.23 %   9.49 %   10.31 %
           
Other Information:        
  Average total assets for the quarter $ 1,475,049   $ 1,433,003   $ 1,276,965  
  Average total assets year-to-date $ 1,475,049   $ 1,357,249   $ 1,276,965  
  Average earning assets for the quarter $ 1,319,999   $ 1,274,817   $ 1,138,032  
  Average earning assets year-to-date $ 1,319,999   $ 1,209,715   $ 1,138,032  
  Average loans for the quarter **** $ 974,177   $ 942,783   $ 890,042  
  Average loans year-to-date **** $ 974,177   $ 914,804   $ 890,042  
  Average equity for the quarter $ 153,152   $ 158,208   $ 155,971  
  Average equity year-to-date $ 153,152   $ 157,014   $ 155,971  
  Average deposits for the quarter $ 1,237,341   $ 1,215,046   $ 1,054,782  
  Average deposits year-to-date $ 1,237,341   $ 1,138,608   $ 1,054,782  
           
* The core efficiency ratio is a non-GAAP ratio that is calculated by dividing non-interest expense, exclusive of acquisition costs and intangible asset amortization, by the sum of net interest income and non-interest income.
** The tangible book value per share is a non-GAAP ratio that is calculated by dividing shareholders’ equity, less goodwill and core deposit intangible, by common shares outstanding.
*** The tangible common equity to tangible assets is a non-GAAP ratio that is calculated by dividing shareholders’ equity, less goodwill and core deposit intangible, by total assets, less goodwill and core deposit intangible.
**** Includes loans held for sale
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures      
             
Core Efficiency Ratio   (Unaudited)    
(Dollars in thousands) Three Months Ended  
      March 31, December 31, March 31,  
        2022     2021     2021    
Calculation of Core Efficiency Ratio:        
  Noninterest expense $ 16,948   $ 19,116   $ 17,213    
  Acquisition costs   (317 )   (726 )      
  Intangible asset amortization   (122 )   (142 )   (144 )  
    Core efficiency ratio numerator   16,509     18,248     17,069    
             
  Net interest income   11,693     12,045     11,139    
  Noninterest income   8,293     9,715     13,393    
    Core efficiency ratio denominator   19,986     21,760     24,532    
             
  Core efficiency ratio (non-GAAP)   82.60 %   83.86 %   69.58 %  
             
Tangible Book Value and Tangible Assets   (Unaudited)  
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)   March 31, December 31, March 31,  
          2022     2021     2021    
Tangible Book Value:          
  Shareholders’ equity   $ 143,371   $ 156,729   $ 155,831    
  Goodwill and core deposit intangible, net     (22,458 )   (22,578 )   (23,000 )  
    Tangible common shareholders’ equity (non-GAAP) $ 120,913   $ 134,151   $ 132,831    
               
  Common shares outstanding at end of period   6,694,811     6,794,811     6,775,447    
               
  Common shareholders’ equity (book value) per share (GAAP) $ 21.42   $ 23.07   $ 23.00    
               
  Tangible common shareholders’ equity (tangible book value) per share (non-GAAP)   $ 18.06   $ 19.74   $ 19.60    
               
Tangible Assets:          
  Total assets   $ 1,492,053   $ 1,435,926   $ 1,311,421    
  Goodwill and core deposit intangible, net     (22,458 )   (22,578 )   (23,000 )  
    Tangible assets (non-GAAP)   $ 1,469,595   $ 1,413,348   $ 1,288,421    
               
  Tangible common shareholders’ equity to tangible assets (non-GAAP)     8.23 %   9.49 %   10.31 %  
               
Earnings Per Diluted Share, Excluding Acquisition Costs (Unaudited)  
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) Three Months Ended  
        March 31, December 31, March 31,  
          2022     2021     2021  
               
Net interest income after loan loss provision $ 11,414   $ 11,760   $ 10,840  
Noninterest income       8,293     9,715     13,393  
               
Noninterest expense       16,948     19,116     17,213  
  Acquisition costs       (317 )   (726 )    
Noninterest expense, excluding acquisition costs (non-GAAP)   16,631     18,390     17,213  
               
Income before income taxes     3,076     3,085     7,020  
Provision for income taxes, excluding acquisition costs related taxes (non-GAAP)     775     827     1,755  
Net Income, excluding acquisition costs (non-GAAP) $ 2,301   $ 2,258   $ 5,265  
               
Diluted earnings per share (GAAP)   $ 0.32   $ 0.26   $ 0.78  
 Diluted earnings per share, excluding acquisition costs (non-GAAP)   $ 0.35   $ 0.34   $ 0.78  
               
Return on Average Assets, Excluding Acquisition Costs   (Unaudited)  
(Dollars in thousands)     March 31, December 31, March 31,  
            2022     2021     2021    
For the quarter:            
  Net income, excluding acquisition costs (non-GAAP)*   $ 2,301   $ 2,258   $ 5,265    
  Average total assets quarter-to-date     $ 1,475,049   $ 1,433,003   $ 1,276,965    
  Return on average assets, excluding acquisition costs (non-GAAP)   0.62 %   0.63 %   1.65 %  
                 
Year-to-date:            
  Net income, excluding acquisition costs (non-GAAP)*   $ 2,301   $ 14,988   $ 5,265    
  Average total assets year-to-date     $ 1,475,049   $ 1,357,249   $ 1,276,965    
  Return on average assets, excluding acquisition costs (non-GAAP)   0.62 %   1.10 %   1.65 %  
                 
* See Earnings Per Diluted Share, Excluding Acquisition Costs table for GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation.  
                 

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