First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. Reports First Quarter Earnings

BILLINGS, Mont.--()--First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIBK) reports first quarter 2016 net income of $20.1 million, or $0.45 per share. This compares to net income of $23.4 million, or $0.51 per share, during fourth quarter 2015, and $21.0 million, or $0.46 per share, during first quarter 2015.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Core pre-tax, pre-provision net income of $34.4 million, a 5.4% increase from the same period in the prior year
  • Net interest margin ratio of 3.54%, a 5 basis point improvement compared to fourth quarter 2015 and an 11 basis point improvement from the same period in the prior year
  • Non-performing loans of $68.2 million, a 5.3% decrease from December 31, 2015
  • Loans past due 30-89 days of $25.0 million, a 41.7% decrease from December 31, 2015
  • Allowance for loan losses increased to 1.52% of period-end loans, as compared to 1.46% as of December 31, 2015
  • 6.4% loan growth year-over-year, of which 5.7% was organic
  • Non-interest expense remained stable at $60.9 million, as compared to $60.9 million during fourth quarter 2015
  • Strong capital levels and continued share repurchases

“We are seeing positive year-over-year trends in most areas of the Company, which resulted in a 5.4% increase in our core pre-tax, pre-provision earnings,” said Kevin Riley, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. “Compared to the first quarter of 2015, we generated improvements in our revenue, net interest margin and efficiency ratio. We anticipate further improvement in our level of profitability as we enter the seasonally stronger periods of the year," Riley continued.

DIVIDEND DECLARATION

On April 18, 2016, the Executive Committee of Company's board of directors declared a dividend of $0.22 per common share payable on May 13, 2016 to owners of record as of May 2, 2016. This dividend equates to a 3.3% annual yield based on the $27.09 average closing price of the Company's common stock during first quarter 2016.

ACQUISITION

On April 26, 2016, the Company's bank subsidiary, First Interstate Bank, entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Flathead Bank of Bigfork ("Flathead Bank"), a Montana-based bank wholly owned by Flathead Holding Company. With total assets of $231.6 million as of December 31, 2015, Flathead Bank operates seven branches in western and northwestern Montana. Upon closing of the transaction, which is expected to occur during the third quarter of 2016, all Flathead Bank branches will become branches of First Interstate Bank.

“We were very pleased to further execute on our M&A strategy with the announcement of our acquisition of Flathead Bank. Flathead is a good cultural fit, deepens our penetration of the Gallatin and Flathead markets, and provides another catalyst for earnings growth. We look forward to completing this transaction and welcoming Flathead’s customers and employees to First Interstate Bank,” said Riley.

NET INTEREST INCOME

The Company's net interest income, on a fully taxable equivalent basis, decreased $480 thousand, or less than 1.0%, to $69.0 million during first quarter 2016, as compared to $69.5 million during fourth quarter 2015, primarily due to a reduction in recoveries of charged-off interest and one less accrual day during first quarter. Interest accretion attributable to the fair valuation of acquired loans contributed $1.6 million of interest income during first quarter 2016, of which approximately $549 thousand was related to early pay-offs. This compares to interest accretion of $1.3 million of interest income during fourth quarter 2015, of which approximately $327 thousand was related to early pay-offs. In addition, the Company recovered previously charged-off interest of $265 thousand during first quarter 2016, compared to $1.0 million during fourth quarter 2015.

The Company's net interest margin ratio increased 5 basis points to 3.54% during first quarter 2016, as compared to 3.49% during fourth quarter 2015. Exclusive of the accelerated interest accretion related to early payoffs of acquired loans and the impact of recoveries of charged-off interest, the Company's net interest margin ratio increased 11 basis points to 3.53% during first quarter 2016, compared to 3.42% during fourth quarter 2015.

PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES

The Company recorded a provision for loan losses of $4.0 million during first quarter 2016, compared to $3.3 million during fourth quarter 2015. The higher provision for loan losses in first quarter 2016, as compared to fourth quarter 2015, is reflective of increases in specific reserves primarily related to the loans of two energy sector borrowers, the application of historical loss factors to downgraded credits and an increase in the general economic loss factor applied to loans in the Wyoming market as a result of stress in the energy sector.

NON-INTEREST INCOME

Non-interest income decreased $3.7 million to $27.2 million during first quarter 2016, as compared to $30.9 million during fourth quarter 2015, primarily due to seasonal declines in fee-based revenues, particularly mortgage banking revenues, and lower returns on deferred compensation plan assets.

Mortgage banking revenues were $6.1 million during first quarter 2016, down from $7.3 million during fourth quarter 2015, primarily driven by a decrease in mortgage loan production. Historically, the Company's mortgage loan production is lower during the first quarter of each year and that held true in 2016. During first quarter 2016, the Company's overall mortgage loan production decreased 28%, as compared to fourth quarter 2015. Loans originated for home purchases accounted for approximately 59% of the Company's mortgage loan production during first quarter 2016, as compared to 66% during fourth quarter 2015 and 57% during first quarter 2015.

Fluctuations in returns on deferred compensation plan assets, which are included in other income, are offset by corresponding fluctuations in employee benefits expense and, therefore, have no impact on the Company's net income. Returns on deferred compensation plan assets decreased $1.0 million during first quarter 2016, as compared to fourth quarter 2015.

NON-INTEREST EXPENSE

Non-interest expense remained stable at $60.9 million during first quarter 2016 and fourth quarter 2015. First quarter 2016 non-interest expenses included seasonally higher employee benefits and incentive compensation expenses. In addition, during first quarter 2016, the Company recorded one-time separation and special bonus expense of $1.2 million. These higher expenses were offset by lower commissioned pay, advertising and payment services expenses, which typically decline during the first quarter. Effective January 1, 2016, the Company began capturing certain software costs separately from equipment costs, resulting in an increase of approximately $2.0 million in other expenses and a corresponding decrease in occupancy and equipment expense during first quarter 2016, as compared to fourth quarter 2015. The Company's core efficiency ratio was 62.40% during first quarter 2016, compared with 59.62% during fourth quarter 2015 and 63.04% during first quarter 2015.

"During first quarter, we continued to focus on getting the right people, processes and technology systems in place to increase our efficiency and allow us to continue to grow our business," said Riley. "This focus on infrastructure will continue through all of 2016," Riley continued.

LOANS

Total loans were $5.2 billion as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015. Indirect consumer loans increased $29 million, or 4.6%, to $651 million as of March 31, 2016, from $623 million as of December 31, 2015 primarily due to the continued expansion of our indirect lending program within our existing market areas and increases in the average loan amounts advanced during first quarter. Commercial loans increased $33 million, or 4.1%, to $825 million as of March 31, 2016, from $792 million as of December 31, 2015, primarily due to continued business expansion in the Company's market areas.  Commercial real estate loans decreased $29 million, or 1.6%, to $1.8 billion as of March 31, 2016, from $1.8 billion as of December 31, 2015, primarily due to the repayment of one large loan and increases in loan participations.

Total loans increased 6.4% to $5.2 billion as of March 31, 2016, from $4.9 billion as of March 31, 2015. Exclusive of acquisitions, total loans grew organically 5.7%, with all loan categories except agricultural real estate showing increases. Management attributes organic year-over-year growth to continued business expansion in the Company's market areas, particularly in the Billings, Gallatin Valley, Rapid City and Flathead markets.

DEPOSITS

Total deposits were $7.1 billion as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015. During the first quarter of 2016, the mix of deposits continued to shift away from higher costing time deposits into lower costing savings and demand deposits.

Securities sold under repurchase agreements decreased $45 million to $466 million as of March 31, 2016, from $511 million as of December 31, 2015, primarily due to fluctuations in the liquidity of our customers. All outstanding repurchase agreements were due in one day.

CAPITAL

At March 31, 2016, the Company exceeded all "well-capitalized" regulatory capital adequacy requirements. During first quarter 2016, the Company repurchased and retired 948 thousand shares of its Class A common stock at a weighted average price of $26.15 per share, which reduced period end common shares outstanding by 721 thousand shares after taking into account seasonal common stock issued under the Company's equity incentive plan and shares issued pursuant to stock option exercises. During first quarter 2016, the Company paid a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.22 per share, up from $0.20 per share a year ago.

CREDIT QUALITY

Credit quality remained stable during first quarter 2016, with non-performing assets declining to $77 million, or 0.89% of total assets, as of March 31, 2016, from $78 million, or 0.90% of total assets as of December 31, 2015. Non-accrual loans, the largest component of non-performing assets, decreased $2 million, to $64 million as of March 31, 2016, from $66 million as of December 31, 2015, primarily due to the movement of lower quality loans out of the portfolio through foreclosure. Other real estate owned increased $3 million, or 48.0%, to $9 million as of March 31, 2016, from $6 million as of December 31, 2015, primarily due to foreclosures on one residential real estate property and one land development property during first quarter 2016. Net loan charge-offs remained low at an annualized 0.07% of period-end loans.

Accruing loans past due 30-89 days were $25.0 million as of March 31, 2016, a 41.7% decrease from $42.9 million as of December 31, 2015. This decrease was primarily due to a concentrated focus on completing loan renewals within 30 days to prevent current loans in the process of renewal from becoming past due.

Criticized loans increased to $347 million, or 6.6% of total loans, as of March 31, 2016, compared to $320 million, or 6.1% of total loans as of December 31, 2015. This increase in criticized loans was primarily concentrated in commercial and commercial real estate loans to borrowers in the Company's energy sector.

The Company's allowance for loan losses was $80 million, or 1.52% of period end loans, as of March 31, 2016, as compared to $77 million, or 1.46% of period end loans, as of December 31, 2015.

“While our overall asset quality improved and credit losses continued to be very low in the first quarter, we increased the level of reserves against our oil and gas portfolio to 11.7% in light of the challenging conditions in the energy sector. We are using very conservative assumptions in our collateral valuations and our oil and gas portfolio represents just 1.3% of our total loan portfolio. Accordingly, we believe that this portfolio will have a limited impact on our future financial performance," said Kevin Riley.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, or GAAP, this release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures that management uses to provide supplemental perspectives on capital adequacy, operating results, performance trends and financial condition. These non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies because other companies may not calculate these non-GAAP measures in the same manner. As a result, the usefulness of these measures to investors may be limited, and they should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

The Company adjusts certain capital adequacy measures to exclude intangible assets except mortgage servicing rights. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures, which are intended to complement the capital ratios defined by banking regulators, are useful to investors in evaluating the Company's performance due to the importance that analysts place on these ratios and also allow investors to compare certain aspects of the Company's capitalization to other companies.

The Company also adjusts earnings and certain performance ratios to exclude certain non-core revenues and expenses, including investment securities net gains or losses, acquisition expenses consisting primarily of travel expenses and professional fees, and nonrecurring litigation expenses. Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in evaluating operating trends by excluding amounts which the Company views as unrelated to its normalized operations. These non-core income and expense adjustments may be presented before or net of estimated income tax expense.

In addition, the Company adjusts net income to exclude income tax expense and provision for loan losses. Management believes this non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors in evaluating operating trends by excluding pre-tax amounts which the Company views as fluctuating widely based on economic conditions.

See the Non-GAAP Financial Measures table included herein for a reconciliation of the above described non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Factors that Could Affect Future Results

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Rule 175 promulgated thereunder, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Rule 3b-6 promulgated thereunder, that involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Any statements about our plans, objectives, expectations, strategies, beliefs, or future performance or events constitute forward-looking statements. Such statements are identified as those that include words or phrases such as “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “trend,” “objective,” “continue” or similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “might,” “may” or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions, estimates and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any results, performance or events expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations in the forward-looking statements, including those set forth in this report: declining business and economic conditions, credit losses, adverse economic conditions affecting Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota, declining oil and gas prices, lending risk, adequacy of the allowance for loan losses, impairment of goodwill, failure to integrate or profitably operate acquired organizations, additional regulatory requirements if our assets exceed $10 billion, access to low-cost funding sources, changes in interest rates, dependence on the Company’s management team, ability to attract and retain qualified employees, governmental regulation and changes in regulatory, tax and accounting rules and interpretations, failure of technology, cyber-security, unfavorable resolution of litigation, inability to meet liquidity requirements, environmental remediation and other costs, ineffective internal operational controls, competition, reliance on external vendors, implementation of new lines of business or new product or service offerings, soundness of other financial institutions, failure to effectively implement technology-driven products and services, inability of our bank subsidiary to pay dividends, risks associated with introducing new lines of business, products or services, litigation pertaining to fiduciary responsibilities, change in dividend policy, uninsured nature of any investment in Class A common stock, volatility of Class A common stock, decline in market price of Class A common stock, voting control of Class B stockholders, anti-takeover provisions, dilution as a result of future equity issuances, controlled company status, and subordination of common stock to Company debt.

These factors are not necessarily all of the factors that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by any of our forward-looking statements. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could harm our results.

All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements set forth above. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and we do not undertake or assume any obligation to update publicly any of these statements to reflect actual results, new information or future events, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable laws. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

First Quarter 2016 Conference Call for Investors

First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. will host a conference call to discuss first quarter 2016 results at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Mountain Time) on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The conference call will be accessible by telephone and through the Internet. Participants may join the call by dialing 1-877-507-0356 or by logging on to www.FIBK.com. The call will be recorded and made available for replay after 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (11:00 a.m. Mountain Time) on April 26, 2016 through 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (7:00 a.m. Mountain Time) on May 26, 2016, by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (using conference ID 10083354). The call will also be archived on our website, www.FIBK.com, for one year.

About First Interstate BancSystem, Inc.

First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. is a financial and bank holding company incorporated in 1971 and headquartered in Billings, Montana. The Company operates 79 banking offices, including detached drive-up facilities, in 45 communities in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota. Through First Interstate Bank, the Company delivers a comprehensive range of banking products and services to individuals, businesses, municipalities and other entities throughout the Company's market areas.

 
FIRST INTERSTATE BANCSYSTEM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Income

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      Quarter Ended     % Change
Mar 31,     Dec 31,     Sep 30,     Jun 30,     Mar 31, 1Q16 vs     1Q16 vs

(In thousands, except per share data)

      2016     2015     2015     2015     2015 4Q15     1Q15
Net interest income $ 67,950 $ 68,420 $ 66,330 $ 65,288 $ 64,325 (0.7 )% 5.6 %
Net interest income on a fully-taxable equivalent ("FTE") basis 69,012 69,492 67,400 66,399 65,381 (0.7 ) 5.6
Provision for loan losses 4,000 3,289 1,098 1,340 1,095 21.6 265.3
Non-interest income:
Payment services revenues 7,991 8,367 8,574 8,437 7,372 (4.5 ) 8.4
Mortgage banking revenues 6,141 7,282 7,983 8,802 5,906 (15.7 ) 4.0
Wealth management revenues 4,575 4,840 5,233 4,897 4,937 (5.5 ) (7.3 )
Service charges on deposit accounts 4,463 4,655 4,379 4,053 3,944 (4.1 ) 13.2
Other service charges, commissions and fees 2,608       2,652     2,521       2,736       2,495   (1.7 )     4.5  
Total fee-based revenues 25,778 27,796 28,690 28,925 24,654 (7.3 ) 4.6
Investment securities gains (losses) (21 ) 62 23 46 6 NM NM
Other income 1,486       3,037     1,769       2,799       3,122   (51.1 )     (52.4 )
Total non-interest income 27,243 30,895 30,482 31,770 27,782 (11.8 ) (1.9 )
Non-interest expense:
Salaries and wages 24,682 24,549 25,460 26,093 25,349 0.5 (2.6 )
Employee benefits 8,802 7,576 7,312 8,070 7,780 16.2 13.1
Occupancy and equipment 6,920 8,624 8,262 8,232 8,285 (19.8 ) (16.5 )
Core deposit intangible amortization 827 837 842 855 854 (1.2 ) (3.2 )
Other expenses 19,670       19,060     18,780       19,558       17,315   3.2       13.6  
Subtotal 60,901 60,646 60,656 62,808 59,583 0.4 2.2
Other real estate owned (income) expense (39 ) 129 (720 ) (823 ) (61 ) (130.2 ) (36.1 )
Non-core acquisition and litigation expenses       166     5,566       (7 )     70   NM     NM
Total non-interest expense 60,862       60,941     65,502       61,978       59,592   (0.1 )     2.1  
Income before taxes 30,331 35,085 30,212 33,740 31,420 (13.5 ) (3.5 )
Income taxes 10,207       11,654     10,050       11,518       10,440   (12.4 )     (2.2 )
Net income $ 20,124       $ 23,431     $ 20,162       $ 22,222       $ 20,980   (14.1 )%     (4.1 )%
 
Weighted-average basic shares outstanding 44,719 45,066 45,150 45,143 45,378 (0.8 )% (1.5 )%
Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding 45,114 45,549 45,579 45,607 45,840 (1.0 ) (1.6 )
Earnings per share - basic $ 0.45 $ 0.52 $ 0.45 $ 0.49 $ 0.46 (13.5 ) (2.2 )
Earnings per share - diluted 0.45 0.51 0.44 0.49 0.46 (11.8 ) (2.2 )
 
Core net income** $ 20,137 $ 23,496 $ 23,610 $ 22,189 $ 21,020 (14.3 )% (4.2 )%
Core pre-tax, pre-provision net income** 34,352 38,478 36,853 35,027 32,579 (10.7 ) 5.4
Core earnings per share - diluted** 0.45 0.52 0.52 0.49 0.46 (13.5 ) (2.2 )
 

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**Non-GAAP financial measure - see Non-GAAP Financial Measures included herein for a reconciliation of net income (GAAP) to core net income (non-GAAP) and core pre-tax, pre-provision net income (non-GAAP); and earnings per share - diluted (GAAP) to core earnings per share - diluted (non-GAAP).
 
 
FIRST INTERSTATE BANCSYSTEM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets

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                % Change
Mar 31, Dec 31, Sep 30,     Jun 30,     Mar 31, 1Q16 vs     1Q16 vs

(In thousands, except per share data)

    2016     2015     2015     2015     2015 4Q15     1Q15
Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 655,528 $ 780,457 $ 708,295 $ 506,434 $ 637,803 (16.0 )% 2.8 %
Investment securities 2,144,740 2,057,505 2,067,636 2,139,433 2,340,904 4.2 (8.4 )
Loans held for investment 5,191,469 5,193,321 5,120,794 5,028,624 4,871,548 6.6
Mortgage loans held for sale 52,989     52,875     55,686     75,322       55,758 0.2       (5.0 )
Total loans 5,244,458 5,246,196 5,176,480 5,103,946 4,927,306 6.4
Less allowance for loan losses 79,924     76,817     74,256     76,552       75,336 4.0       6.1  
Net loans 5,164,534     5,169,379     5,102,224     5,027,394       4,851,970 (0.1 )     6.4  
Premises and equipment 188,714 190,812 190,386 189,488 192,748 (1.1 ) (2.1 )
Goodwill and intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights) 214,248 215,119 215,843 215,958 216,815 (0.4 ) (1.2 )
Company owned life insurance 188,396 187,253 185,990 177,625 154,741 0.6 21.7
Other real estate owned 9,257 6,254 8,031 11,773 15,134 48.0 (38.8 )
Mortgage servicing rights 15,574 15,621 15,336 14,654 14,093 (0.3 ) 10.5
Other assets 109,689     105,796     110,789     103,459       104,334 3.7       5.1  
Total assets $ 8,690,680     $ 8,728,196     $ 8,604,530     $ 8,386,218       $ 8,528,542 (0.4 )%     1.9 %
 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity:
Deposits $ 7,107,463 $ 7,088,937 $ 7,035,794 $ 6,804,401 $ 6,968,159 0.3 % 2.0 %
Securities sold under repurchase agreements 465,523 510,635 437,533 469,145 462,073 (8.8 ) 0.7
Long-term debt 27,907 27,885 43,089 43,068 43,048 0.1 (35.2 )
Subordinated debentures held by subsidiary trusts 82,477 82,477 82,477 82,477 82,477
Other liabilities 65,296     67,769     67,062     62,272       58,335 (3.6 )    

11.9

 
Total liabilities 7,748,666     7,777,703     7,665,955     7,461,363       7,614,092 (0.4 )     1.8  
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock 288,782 311,720 309,167 313,125 310,544 (7.4 ) (7.0 )
Retained earnings 648,631 638,367 623,967 612,875 599,727 1.6 8.2
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 4,601     406     5,441     (1,145 )     4,179 NM     10.1  
Total stockholders' equity 942,014     950,493     938,575     924,855       914,450 (0.9 )     3.0  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 8,690,680     $ 8,728,196     $ 8,604,530     $ 8,386,218       $ 8,528,542 (0.4 )%     1.9 %
 
Common shares outstanding at period end 44,707 45,428 45,345 45,507 45,429

(1.6

)%

(1.6

)%

Book value at period end $ 21.07 $ 20.92 $ 20.70 $ 20.32 $ 20.13 0.7

4.7

Tangible book value at period end** 16.28 16.19 15.94 15.58 15.36 0.6

6.0

 

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**Non-GAAP financial measure - see Non-GAAP Financial Measures included herein for a reconciliation of book value at period end (GAAP) to tangible book value at period end (non-GAAP).
 
 
FIRST INTERSTATE BANCSYSTEM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Loans and Deposits

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                % Change
Mar 31, Dec 31, Sep 30,     Jun 30,     Mar 31, 1Q16 vs     1Q16 vs

(In thousands)

    2016     2015     2015     2015     2015 4Q15     1Q15
 
Loans:
Real Estate:
Commercial real estate $ 1,764,492 $ 1,793,258 $ 1,750,797 $ 1,704,073 $ 1,670,829 (1.6 )% 5.6 %
Construction:
Land acquisition and development 219,450 224,066 212,990 211,889 209,033 (2.1 ) 5.0
Residential 113,317 111,763 112,495 101,023 101,689 1.4 11.4
Commercial 102,382     94,890     93,775     90,316     95,583 7.9       7.1  
Total construction 435,149 430,719 419,260 403,228 406,305 1.0 7.1
Residential real estate 1,021,443 1,032,851 1,020,445 999,038 997,123 (1.1 ) 2.4
Agricultural real estate 153,054     156,234     163,116     158,506     156,734 (2.0 )     (2.3 )
Total real estate 3,374,138 3,413,062 3,353,618 3,264,845 3,230,991 (1.1 ) 4.4
Consumer
Indirect 651,057 622,529 616,142 589,479 566,225 4.6 15.0
Other 150,774 153,717 150,170 144,919 140,529 (1.9 ) 7.3
Credit card 63,624     68,107     65,649     64,728     61,708 (6.6 )     3.1  
Total consumer 865,455 844,353 831,961 799,126 768,462 2.5 12.6
Commercial 825,043 792,416 778,648 819,119 754,149 4.1 9.4
Agricultural 126,290 142,151 154,855 142,629 117,569 (11.2 ) 7.4
Other 543     1,339     1,712     2,905     377 (59.4 )     44.0  
Loans held for investment 5,191,469 5,193,321 5,120,794 5,028,624 4,871,548 6.6
Loans held for sale 52,989     52,875     55,686     75,322     55,758 0.2       (5.0 )
Total loans $ 5,244,458     $ 5,246,196     $ 5,176,480     $ 5,103,946     $ 4,927,306 %     6.4 %
 
 
Deposits:
Non-interest bearing $ 1,860,472 $ 1,823,716 $ 1,832,535 $ 1,757,641 $ 1,757,664 2.0 % 5.8 %
Interest bearing:
Demand 2,142,326 2,178,373 2,134,203 2,028,648 2,098,697 (1.7 ) 2.1
Savings 2,001,329 1,955,256 1,918,724 1,868,877 1,906,773 2.4 5.0
Time, $100 and over 478,527 487,372 496,539 490,088 504,605 (1.8 ) (5.2 )
Time, other 624,809     644,220     653,793     659,147     700,420 (3.0 )     (10.8 )
Total interest bearing 5,246,991     5,265,221     5,203,259     5,046,760     5,210,495 (0.3 )     0.7  
Total deposits $ 7,107,463     $ 7,088,937     $ 7,035,794     $ 6,804,401     $ 6,968,159 0.3 %     2.0 %
 
Total core deposits(1) $ 6,628,936 $ 6,601,565 $ 6,539,255 $ 6,314,313 $ 6,463,554 0.4 % 2.6 %
 
(1) Core deposits are defined as total deposits less time deposits, $100 and over
 
 
FIRST INTERSTATE BANCSYSTEM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Credit Quality

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                % Change
Mar 31, Dec 31, Sep 30,     Jun 30,     Mar 31, 1Q16 vs     1Q16 vs

(In thousands)

    2016     2015     2015     2015     2015 4Q15     1Q15
 
Allowance for Loan Losses:
Allowance for loan losses $ 79,924 $ 76,817 $ 74,256 $ 76,552 $ 75,336 4.0 % 6.1 %
As a percentage of period-end loans 1.52 % 1.46 % 1.43 % 1.50 % 1.53 %

 

 

 

 
Net charge-offs (recoveries) during quarter $ 893 $ 728 $ 3,394 $ 124 $ (41 ) 22.7 NM
Annualized as a percentage of average loans 0.07 % 0.06 % 0.26 % 0.01 % %

 

 

 
 
Non-Performing Assets:
Non-accrual loans $ 63,837 $ 66,385 $ 66,359 $ 70,848 $ 73,941 (3.8 )% (13.7 )%
Accruing loans past due 90 days or more 4,362       5,602       3,357       2,153       5,175   (22.1 )     (15.7 )
Total non-performing loans 68,199 71,987 69,716 73,001 79,116 (5.3 ) (13.8 )
Other real estate owned 9,257       6,254       8,031       11,773       15,134   48.0       (38.8 )
Total non-performing assets $ 77,456       $ 78,241       $ 77,747       $ 84,774       $ 94,250   (1.0 )%     (17.8 )%
Non-performing assets as a percentage of:
Total loans and OREO 1.47 % 1.49 % 1.50 % 1.66 % 1.91 %

 

 

 

 

Total assets 0.89 0.90 0.90 1.01 1.11

 

 

 

 

 
Accruing Loans 30-89 Days Past Due $ 25,001 $ 42,869 $ 38,793 $ 31,178 $ 40,744 (41.7 )% (38.6 )%
Accruing TDRs 12,070 15,419 16,702 15,127 16,070 (34.1 ) (36.8 )
 
 
Criticized Loans:
Special Mention $ 144,993 $ 127,270 $ 155,157 $ 155,707 $ 140,492 13.9 % 3.2 %
Substandard 167,826 162,785 163,846 159,899 156,887 3.1 7.0
Doubtful 34,578       30,350       24,547       31,701       37,476   13.9       (7.7 )

Total

$ 347,397       $ 320,405       $ 343,550       $ 347,307       $ 334,855   8.4 %     3.7 %
 

NM - not meaningful

 
 
FIRST INTERSTATE BANCSYSTEM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Selected Ratios

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Mar 31, Dec 31, Sep 30,     Jun 30,     Mar 31,
2016     2015     2015     2015     2015
 
Annualized Financial Ratios (GAAP)
Return on average assets 0.94 % 1.07 % 0.94 % 1.06 % 1.00 %
Return on average common equity 8.60 9.83 8.60 9.68 9.38
Yield on average earning assets 3.77 3.73 3.70 3.70 3.66
Cost of average interest bearing liabilities 0.31 0.32 0.31 0.31 0.31
Interest rate spread 3.46 3.41 3.39 3.39 3.35
Net interest margin ratio 3.54 3.49 3.47 3.47 3.43
Efficiency ratio 63.94 61.36

67.66

63.86 64.70
Loan to deposit ratio 73.79 74.01 73.57 75.01 70.71
 
 
Annualized Financial Ratios - Operating** (Non-GAAP)
Core return on average assets 0.94 % 1.07 % 1.10 % 1.06 % 1.00 %
Core return on average common equity 8.60 9.86 10.07 9.66 9.40
Return on average tangible common equity 11.13 12.73 11.20 12.65 12.35
Core efficiency ratio 62.40 59.62 61.12 63.14 63.04
Tangible common stockholders' equity to tangible assets 8.59 8.64 8.62 8.68 8.39
 
 
Consolidated Capital Ratios:
Total risk-based capital

15.04

% * 15.36 % 15.28 % 15.37 % 15.43 %
Tier 1 risk-based capital 13.72 * 13.99 13.83 13.88 13.94
Tier 1 common capital to total risk-weighted assets

12.43

* 12.69 12.52 12.55 12.58
Leverage Ratio 10.07 * 10.12 10.13 10.11 9.73
 
*Preliminary estimate - may be subject to change.
**Non-GAAP financial measures - see Non-GAAP Financial Measures included herein for a reconciliation of return on average assets, return on average common equity and efficiency ratio (GAAP) to core return on average assets, core return on average common equity, return on average tangible common equity, core efficiency ratio and tangible common stockholders' equity to tangible assets (non-GAAP).
 
 
FIRST INTERSTATE BANCSYSTEM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Average Balance Sheets

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    Three Months Ended
March 31, 2016     December 31, 2015     March 31, 2015
Average         Average Average        

Average

Average         Average

(In thousands)

    Balance     Interest     Rate Balance     Interest     Rate Balance     Interest     Rate
Interest earning assets:

Loans (1) (2)

$ 5,222,905 $ 63,371 4.88 % $ 5,194,970 $ 64,711 4.94 % $ 4,895,146 $ 59,816 4.96 %
Investment securities (2) 2,107,977 9,424 1.80 2,059,585 8,958 1.73 2,294,433 9,641 1.70
Interest bearing deposits in banks 506,839 645 0.51 644,967 535 0.33 546,583 389 0.29
Federal funds sold 1,292     2       0.62   1,090     1       0.36   1,174     2       0.69  
Total interest earnings assets 7,839,013 73,442 3.77 7,900,612 74,205 3.73 7,737,336 69,848 3.66
Non-earning assets 754,962             772,523             752,077            
Total assets $ 8,593,975             $ 8,673,135             $ 8,489,413            
Interest bearing liabilities:
Demand deposits $ 2,147,532 $ 558 0.10 % $ 2,145,748 $ 546 0.10 % $ 2,089,203 $ 506 0.10 %
Savings deposits 1,985,233 650 0.13 1,949,512 645 0.13 1,882,816 628 0.14
Time deposits 1,118,049 2,020 0.73 1,142,342 2,127 0.74 1,220,590 2,175 0.72
Repurchase agreements 477,207 90 0.08 464,104 69 0.06 479,525 54 0.05
Other borrowed funds 8 5 4
Long-term debt 29,129 449 6.20 41,889 704 6.67 38,113 515 5.48
Subordinated debentures held by subsidiary trusts 82,477     663       3.23   82,477     622       2.99   82,477     589       2.90  
Total interest bearing liabilities 5,839,635 4,430 0.31 5,826,077 4,713 0.32 5,792,728 4,467 0.31
Non-interest bearing deposits 1,755,515 1,847,528 1,723,001
Other non-interest bearing liabilities 57,145 54,068 66,391
Stockholders’ equity 941,680             945,462             907,293            
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 8,593,975             $ 8,673,135             $ 8,489,413            
Net FTE interest income $ 69,012 69,492 $ 65,381
Less FTE adjustments (2)       (1,062 )             (1,072 )             (1,056 )      
Net interest income from consolidated statements of income       $ 67,950               $ 68,420               $ 64,325        
Interest rate spread 3.46 % 3.41 % 3.35 %
Net FTE interest margin (3) 3.54 % 3.49 % 3.43 %
Cost of funds, including non-interest bearing demand deposits (4) 0.23 % 0.24 % 0.24 %
 

(1)

    Average loan balances include non-accrual loans. Interest income on loans includes amortization of deferred loan fees net of deferred loan costs, which is not material.
 

(2)

Interest income and average rates for tax exempt loans and securities are presented on an FTE basis.
 

(3)

Net FTE interest margin during the period equals the difference between annualized interest income on interest earning assets and the annualized interest expense on interest bearing liabilities, divided by average interest earning assets for the period.
 

(4)

Calculated by dividing total annualized interest on interest bearing liabilities by the sum of total interest bearing liabilities plus non-interest bearing deposits.
 
 
FIRST INTERSTATE BANCSYSTEM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Non-GAAP Financial Measures

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        As Of or For the Quarter Ended
Mar 31,     Dec 31,     Sep 30,     Jun 30,     Mar 31,

(In thousands, except per share data)

          2016     2015     2015     2015     2015
 
Net income (GAAP) (A) $ 20,124 $ 23,431 $ 20,162 $ 22,222 $ 20,980
Adj: investment securities (gains) losses, net 21 (62 ) (23 ) (46 ) (6 )
Plus: acquisition & nonrecurring litigation expenses 166 5,566 (7 ) 70
Adj: income tax (benefit) expense (8 )     (39 )     (2,095 )     20       (24 )
Total core net income (Non-GAAP) (B) $ 20,137       $ 23,496       $ 23,610       $ 22,189       $ 21,020  
 
Net income (GAAP) $ 20,124 $ 23,431 $ 20,162 $ 22,222 $ 20,980
Add back: income tax expense 10,207 11,654 10,050 11,518 10,440
Add back: provision for loan losses 4,000 3,289 1,098 1,340 1,095
Adj: investment securities (gains) losses, net 21 (62 ) (23 ) (46 ) (6 )
Plus: acquisition & nonrecurring litigation expenses       166       5,566       (7 )     70  
Core pre-tax, pre-provision net income (Non-GAAP) $ 34,352       $ 38,478       $ 36,853       $ 35,027       $ 32,579  
 
Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding (C) 45,114 45,549 45,579 45,607 45,840
Earnings per share - diluted (GAAP) (A)/(C) $ 0.45 $ 0.51 $ 0.44 $ 0.49 $ 0.46
Core earnings per share - diluted (Non-GAAP) (B)/(C) 0.45 0.52 0.52 0.49 0.46
 
Total non-interest income (GAAP) (D) $ 27,243 $ 30,895 $ 30,482 $ 31,770 $ 27,782
Adj: investment securities (gains) losses, net 21       (62 )     (23 )     (46 )     (6 )
Total core non-interest income (Non-GAAP) 27,264 30,833 30,459 31,724 27,776
Net interest income (GAAP) (E) 67,950       68,420       66,330       65,288       64,325  
Total core revenue (Non-GAAP) 95,214 99,253 96,789 97,012 92,101
Add: FTE adjustments 1,062       1,072       1,070       1,111       1,056  
Total core revenue for core efficiency ratio (Non-GAAP) (F) $ 96,276       $ 100,325       $ 97,859       $ 98,123       $ 93,157  
 
Total non-interest expense (GAAP) (G) $ 60,862 $ 60,941 $ 65,502 $ 61,978 $ 59,592
Less: acquisition & nonrecurring litigation expenses       (166 )     (5,566 )     7       (70 )
Core non-interest expense (Non-GAAP) 60,862 60,775 59,936 61,985 59,522
Less: amortization of core deposit intangible (827 ) (837 ) (842 ) (855 ) (854 )
Adj: OREO (expense) income 39       (129 )     720       823       61  
Non-interest expense for core efficiency ratio (Non-GAAP) (H) $ 60,074       $ 59,809       $ 59,814       $ 61,953       $ 58,729  
 
Efficiency ratio (GAAP) (G)/[(D)+(E)] 63.94 % 61.36 % 67.66 % 63.86 % 64.70 %
Core efficiency ratio (Non-GAAP) (H)/(F) 62.40 59.62 61.12 63.14 63.04
 
 
FIRST INTERSTATE BANCSYSTEM, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Non-GAAP Financial Measures - Continued

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        As Of or For the Quarter Ended
Mar 31,     Dec 31,     Sep 30,     Jun 30,     Mar 31,

(In thousands, except per share data)

          2016     2015     2015     2015     2015
 
Annualized net income (I) $ 80,938 $ 92,960 $ 79,991 $ 89,132 $ 85,086
Annualized core net income (J) 80,991 93,218 93,670 89,000 85,248
Total quarterly average assets (K) 8,593,975 8,673,135 8,495,436 8,427,110 8,489,413
 
Return on average assets (GAAP) (I)/(K) 0.94 % 1.07 % 0.94 % 1.06 % 1.00 %
Core return on average assets (Non-GAAP) (J)/(K) 0.94 1.07 1.10 1.06 1.00
 
Total quarterly average stockholders' equity (GAAP) (L) $ 941,680 $ 945,462 $ 929,757 $ 921,229 $ 907,293
Less: average goodwill and other intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights) (214,797 )     (215,496 )     (215,829 )     (216,457 )     (218,511 )
Average tangible common stockholders' equity (Non-GAAP) (M) $ 726,883       $ 729,966       $ 713,928       $ 704,772       $ 688,782  
 
Total stockholders' equity, period-end (GAAP) (N) $ 942,014 $ 950,493 $ 938,575 $ 924,855 $ 914,450
Less: goodwill and other intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights) (214,248 )     (215,119 )     (215,843 )     (215,958 )     (216,815 )
Total tangible common stockholders' equity (Non-GAAP) (O) $ 727,766       $ 735,374       $ 722,732       $ 708,897       $ 697,635  
 
Return on average common equity (GAAP) (I)/(L) 8.60 % 9.83 % 8.60 % 9.68 % 9.38 %
Core return on average common equity (Non-GAAP) (J)/(L) 8.60 9.86 10.07 9.66 9.40
Return on average tangible common equity (Non-GAAP) (I)/(M) 11.13 12.73 11.20 12.65 12.35
 
Total assets (GAAP) (P) $ 8,690,680 $ 8,728,196 $ 8,604,530 8,386,218 8,528,542
Less: goodwill and other intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights) (214,248 )     (215,119 )     (215,843 )     (215,958 )     (216,815 )
Tangible assets (Non-GAAP) (Q) $ 8,476,432       $ 8,513,077       $ 8,388,687       $ 8,170,260       $ 8,311,727  
 
Total common shares outstanding, period end (R) 44,707 45,428 45,345 45,507 45,429
 
Book value per share, period end (GAAP) (N)/(R) $ 21.07 $ 20.92 $ 20.70 $ 20.32 $ 20.13
Tangible book value per share, period-end (Non-GAAP) (O)/(R) 16.28 16.19 15.94 15.58 15.36
Average common stockholders' equity to average assets (GAAP) (L)/(K) 10.96 10.90 10.94 10.93 10.69
Tangible common stockholders' equity to tangible assets (Non-GAAP) (O)/(Q) 8.59 8.64 8.62 8.68 8.39

Contacts

First Interstate BancSystem, Inc.
Marcy Mutch, 406-255-5322
Chief Financial Officer
investor.relations@fib.com

Contacts

First Interstate BancSystem, Inc.
Marcy Mutch, 406-255-5322
Chief Financial Officer
investor.relations@fib.com