First Defiance Financial Corp. Announces 2016 Third Quarter Earnings

  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.78 for 2016 third quarter, up from $0.72 in the 2015 third quarter
  • Net income of $7.0 million for 2016 third quarter, up from $6.7 million in the 2015 third quarter
  • Return on average assets of 1.16% for the 2016 third quarter, compared to 1.20% in the 2015 third quarter
  • Net interest margin of 3.69% for the 2016 third quarter, compared to 3.78% in the 2015 third quarter
  • Loan growth of $64.3 million during 2016 third quarter
  • Deposit growth of $7.4 million during 2016 third quarter
  • Non-performing assets, including accruing TDRs, down 21% from 2015 third quarter

DEFIANCE, Ohio--()--First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: FDEF) announced today that net income for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016 totaled $7.0 million, or $0.78 per diluted common share, compared to $6.7 million or $0.72 per diluted common share for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

“Our third quarter results demonstrated our focus on maintaining strong financial performance as we grow our business,” said Donald P. Hileman, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Defiance Financial Corp. “Our diluted earnings per share was $0.78 in the third quarter, an 8.3% increase over third quarter last year and $2.37 year to date, up 12.3% from the prior year. We are pleased with our momentum as we prepare for our pending merger with Commercial Bancshares, Inc. that is anticipated to be completed early next year.”

Net Interest Income up Compared to Third Quarter 2015

Net interest income of $19.8 million in the third quarter of 2016 was up from $18.5 million in the third quarter of 2015. Net interest margin was 3.69% for the third quarter of 2016, down from 3.71% in the second quarter of 2016, and down from 3.78% in the third quarter of 2015. Yield on interest earning assets decreased by 4 basis points, to 4.09% in the third quarter of 2016 from 4.13% in the third quarter of 2015. The cost of interest-bearing liabilities increased by 7 basis points in the third quarter of 2016 to 0.52% from 0.45% in the third quarter of 2015.

“Our robust loan growth kept our net interest margin healthy and propelled our net interest income expansion in the third quarter,” said Hileman. “Commercial loan demand remained strong in our markets contributing to total loan growth of just over $64 million in the third quarter of 2016 and an increase in net interest income of $1.3 million, or 6.9% over the third quarter last year.”

Non-Interest Income up from Third Quarter 2015

First Defiance’s non-interest income for the third quarter of 2016 was $8.5 million compared with $8.0 million in the third quarter of 2015. The third quarter of 2016 included gains of $151,000 from the sale of securities, compared to no gains or losses in the third quarter of 2015.

Mortgage banking income was $2.0 million in the third quarter of 2016, an increase from $1.7 million in the third quarter of 2015. Mortgage originations totaled $101.7 million in the third quarter of 2016, up from $75.9 million in the second quarter of 2016 and up from $68.2 million in the same quarter last year. Gains from the sale of mortgage loans increased in the third quarter of 2016 to $1.7 million from $1.2 million in the third quarter of 2015. Mortgage loan servicing revenue was $885,000 in the third quarter of 2016, up slightly from $866,000 in the third quarter of 2015. First Defiance had a positive change in the valuation adjustment in mortgage servicing assets of $7,000 in the third quarter of 2016 compared with a positive adjustment of $24,000 in the third quarter of 2015. In addition, gains on the sale of non-mortgages, which include SBA and FSA loans, totaled $148,000 in the third quarter of 2016 compared to $543,000 in the third quarter of 2015.

For the third quarter of 2016, commissions from the sale of insurance products were $2.5 million, up from $2.3 million in the third quarter of 2015; and service fees and other charges were $2.8 million in the third quarter of 2016, even with $2.8 million in the third quarter of 2015. Trust income was $420,000 in the third quarter of 2016, up 13.5% from $370,000 in the third quarter of 2015.

“In the third quarter, we had particularly strong growth in several of our key non-interest income business lines. Compared to the third quarter last year, mortgage banking revenues grew 21.4%, insurance commissions were up 7.1% and trust income rose 13.5%,” continued Hileman. “Total non-interest income, excluding securities gains, increased 4.9% over this same period in the prior year.”

Non-Interest Expenses up from Third Quarter 2015

Total non-interest expense was $18.3 million in the third quarter of 2016, an increase from $16.8 million in the third quarter of 2015. Compensation and benefits increased to $10.3 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to $9.8 million in the third quarter of 2015. The increase in compensation and benefits from a year ago is mainly related to merit increases, staff additions to support growth strategies and higher incentive compensation, less reduced medical insurance costs. Other non-interest expense of $3.4 million in the third quarter of 2016 was up from $2.8 million in the third quarter of 2015. The increase in other non-interest expense was primarily due to deferred compensation plan costs which totaled $296,000 in the third quarter 2016 versus a credit of $182,000 in the same quarter last year. In addition, non-interest expense in the third quarter 2016 included $252,000 for costs related to the pending merger with Commercial Bancshares, Inc.

Credit Quality

Total non-performing assets totaled $18.9 million at September 30, 2016, a decrease from $21.5 million at September 30, 2015. Non-performing loans totaled $18.2 million at September 30, 2016, an increase from $16.6 million at September 30, 2015. In addition, First Defiance had $704,000 of real estate owned at September 30, 2016 compared to $4.9 million at September 30, 2015. Accruing troubled debt restructured loans were $9.1 million at September 30, 2016 compared with $13.8 million at September 30, 2015. For the third quarter of 2016, First Defiance recorded net charge-offs of $40,000, compared to net charge-offs of $148,000 in the third quarter of 2015. The allowance for loan loss as a percentage of total loans was 1.35% at September 30, 2016 compared with 1.45% at September 30, 2015.

The third quarter of 2016 results include a provision for loan losses of $15,000 compared with a credit provision of $27,000 for the same period in 2015.

“We are pleased that our credit quality remained strong and held steady in the third quarter,” said Hileman. “Our total non-performing assets including accruing troubled debt restructurings declined 21% from last year and at the end of the third quarter were 0.77% of total assets. Our allowance for loan losses coverage of our non-performing loans was 142.5% at the end of the third quarter.”

Year-To-Date Results

For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2016, net income totaled $21.5 million, or $2.37 per diluted common share, compared to $19.9 million, or $2.11 per diluted common share for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Net interest income was $58.4 million for the first nine months of 2016 compared with $55.1 million in the first nine months of 2015. Average interest-earning assets increased to $2.148 billion in the first nine months of 2016, compared to $1.984 billion in the first nine months of 2015. Net interest margin for the first nine months of 2016 was 3.73%, down 9 basis points from the 3.82% margin reported in the nine month period ended September 30, 2015.

The provision for loan losses in the first nine months of 2016 was $432,000, compared to $93,000 recorded during the first nine months of 2015.

Non-interest income for the first nine months of 2016 was $25.7 million, compared to $24.1 million during the same period of 2015. Service fees and other charges were $8.2 million for the first nine months of 2016, up from $8.0 million during the same period of 2015. Mortgage banking income increased to $5.3 million for the first nine months of 2016, compared with $5.2 million during the same period of 2015. Insurance commissions rose to $8.1 million for the first nine months of 2016, compared with $7.8 million for the same period of 2015. Non-interest income for the first nine months of 2016 included $509,000 of gains on the sale of securities compared with no securities gains or losses during the same period of 2015.

Non-interest expense was $52.9 million for the first nine months of 2016, up from $50.5 million for the same period of 2015. Compensation and benefits expense was $30.2 million for the first nine months of 2016 compared with $27.9 million during the same period of 2015. The increase in compensation and benefits over the prior year is mainly related to merit increases, staff additions to support growth strategies and higher medical insurance costs. Expenses also included increases in occupancy of $74,000 and data processing of $71,000 and decreases in the amortization of intangibles of $117,000 and other expenses of $271,000. The decrease in other expenses from the prior year was due to lower OREO write-downs of $650,000 and management consulting of $381,000 partially offset by higher deferred compensation plan costs of $484,000. In addition, non-interest expense in the first nine months of 2016 included $252,000 for costs related to the pending merger with Commercial Bancshares, Inc.

Total Assets at $2.45 Billion

Total assets at September 30, 2016 were $2.45 billion compared to $2.30 billion at December 31, 2015 and $2.23 billion at September 30, 2015. Loans receivable (excluding loans held for sale) were $1.93 billion at September 30, 2016 compared to $1.80 billion at December 31, 2015 and $1.73 billion at September 30, 2015. Total cash and cash equivalents were $104.8 million at September 30, 2016 compared with $79.8 million at December 31, 2015 and $73.3 million at September 30, 2015. Also, at September 30, 2016, goodwill and other intangible assets totaled $63.2 million compared to $63.7 million at December 31, 2015 and $63.8 million at September 30, 2015.

Total deposits at September 30, 2016 were $1.93 billion compared with $1.84 billion at December 31, 2015 and $1.79 billion at September 30, 2015. Non-interest bearing deposits at September 30, 2016 were $443.3 million compared to $420.7 million at December 31, 2015 and $392.1 million at September 30, 2015. Total stockholders’ equity was $292.1 million at September 30, 2016 compared to $280.2 million at December 31, 2015 and $278.6 million at September 30, 2015.

Pending merger with Commercial Bancshares, Inc.

On August 23, 2016, First Defiance announced a definitive agreement to acquire Commercial Bancshares, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Commercial Savings Bank (“CSB”). CSB, a $342 million commercial bank operates 7 full service branches in Wyandot, Marion and Hancock counties in Ohio. The merger is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017 and is subject to Commercial Bancshares shareholder approval, regulatory approval, and other conditions set forth in the merger agreement.

Dividend to be Paid November 18

The Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per common share payable November 18, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 11, 2016. The dividend represents an annual dividend of 2.00% percent based on the First Defiance common stock closing price on October 14, 2016. First Defiance has approximately 8,980,867 common shares outstanding.

Conference Call

First Defiance Financial Corp. will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 to discuss the earnings results and business trends. The conference call may be accessed by calling 1-877-444-1726. In addition, a live webcast may be accessed at http://services.choruscall.com/links/fdef161018.html.

Audio replay of the Internet Webcast will be available at www.fdef.com until October 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET.

First Defiance Financial Corp.

First Defiance Financial Corp., headquartered in Defiance, Ohio, is the holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest and First Insurance Group. First Federal Bank operates 34 full-service branches and numerous ATM locations in northwest Ohio, southeast Michigan and northeast Indiana and a loan production office in Columbus, Ohio. First Insurance Group is a full-service insurance agency with six offices throughout northwest Ohio.

For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.fdef.com.

Financial Statements and Highlights Follow -

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21 B of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be safe harbors created thereby. Those statements may include, but are not limited to, all statements regarding intent, beliefs, expectations, projections, forecasts and plans of First Defiance Financial Corp. and its management, and specifically include statements regarding: changes in economic conditions, the nature, extent and timing of governmental actions and reforms, future movements of interest rates, the production levels of mortgage loan generation, the ability to continue to grow loans and deposits, the ability to benefit from a changing interest rate environment, the ability to sustain credit quality ratios at current or improved levels, the ability to sell real estate owned properties, continued strength in the market area for First Federal Bank of the Midwest, and the ability to grow in existing and adjacent markets. These forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including those inherent in general and local banking, insurance and mortgage conditions, competitive factors specific to markets in which First Defiance and its subsidiaries operate, future interest rate levels, legislative and regulatory decisions or capital market conditions and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015. One or more of these factors have affected or could in the future affect First Defiance's business and financial results in future periods and could cause actual results to differ materially from plans and projections. Therefore, there can be no assurances that the forward-looking statements included in this news release will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by First Defiance or any other persons, that our objectives and plans will be achieved. All forward-looking statements made in this news release are based on information presently available to the management of First Defiance. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

As required by U.S. GAAP, First Defiance will evaluate the impact of subsequent events through the issuance date of its September 30, 2016 consolidated financial statements as part of its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to be filed with the SEC. Accordingly, subsequent events could occur that may cause First Defiance to update its critical accounting estimates and to revise its financial information from that which is contained in this news release.

       
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
First Defiance Financial Corp.
 
September 30,

December 31,

(in thousands)     2016     2015
 
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents
Cash and amounts due from depository institutions $ 47,797 $ 38,769
Interest-bearing deposits   57,000     41,000  
104,797

 

79,769
Securities

 

Available-for sale, carried at fair value 234,223 236,435
Held-to-maturity, carried at amortized cost   191     243  
234,414 236,678
 
Loans 1,925,694 1,802,217
Allowance for loan losses   (25,923 )   (25,382 )
Loans, net 1,899,771 1,776,835
Loans held for sale 9,839 5,523
Mortgage servicing rights 9,308 9,248
Accrued interest receivable 7,452 6,171
Federal Home Loan Bank stock 13,800 13,801
Bank Owned Life Insurance 52,594 51,908
Office properties and equipment 36,983 38,166
Real estate and other assets held for sale 704 1,321
Goodwill 61,798 61,798
Core deposit and other intangibles 1,452 1,871
Other assets   17,128     14,587  
Total Assets $ 2,450,040   $ 2,297,676  
 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Non-interest-bearing deposits $ 443,321 $ 420,691
Interest-bearing deposits   1,484,365     1,415,446  
Total deposits 1,927,686 1,836,137
Advances from Federal Home Loan Bank 114,184 59,902
Notes payable and other interest-bearing liabilities 50,493 57,188
Subordinated debentures 36,083 36,083
Advance payments by borrowers for tax and insurance 2,073 2,674
Deferred taxes 1,775 877
Other liabilities   25,608     24,618  
Total Liabilities 2,157,902 2,017,479
Stockholders’ Equity
Preferred stock - -
Common stock, net 127 127
Additional paid-in-capital 126,200 125,734
Accumulated other comprehensive income 4,967 3,622
Retained earnings 235,203 219,737
Treasury stock, at cost   (74,359 )   (69,023 )
Total stockholders’ equity   292,138     280,197  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $ 2,450,040   $ 2,297,676  
 
                         
Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
First Defiance Financial Corp.
       
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

(in thousands, except per share amounts)     2016     2015 2016     2015
Interest Income:        
Loans $ 20,264 $ 18,419 $ 59,242 $ 54,445
Investment securities 1,498 1,676 4,671 5,089
Interest-bearing deposits 104 33 287 113
FHLB stock dividends   137   138     413   413
Total interest income 22,003 20,266 64,613 60,060
Interest Expense:

 

Deposits 1,635 1,363 4,613 3,947
FHLB advances and other 322 178 940 461
Subordinated debentures 191 154 548 451
Notes Payable   35   38     108   113
Total interest expense   2,183   1,733     6,209   4,972
Net interest income 19,820 18,533 58,404 55,088
Provision for loan losses   15   (27 )   432   93
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 19,805 18,560 57,972 54,995
Non-interest Income:
Service fees and other charges 2,765 2,799 8,208 8,018
Mortgage banking income 2,039 1,680 5,342 5,248
Gain on sale of non-mortgage loans 148 543 604 776
Gain on sale of securities 151 - 509 -
Insurance commissions 2,473 2,310 8,113 7,793
Trust income 420 370 1,256 1,095
Income from Bank Owned Life Insurance 225 238 686 658
Other non-interest income   305   42     1,019   485
Total Non-interest Income 8,526 7,982 25,737 24,073
Non-interest Expense:
Compensation and benefits 10,295 9,791 30,250 27,896
Occupancy 1,822 1,788 5,435 5,361
FDIC insurance premium 352 329 1,008 999
Financial institutions tax 446 447 1,339 1,340
Data processing 1,622 1,531 4,723 4,652
Acquisition related charges 252 - 252 -
Amortization of intangibles 115 157 419 536
Other non-interest expense   3,388   2,805     9,487   9,758
Total Non-interest Expense   18,292   16,848     52,913   50,542
Income before income taxes 10,039 9,694 30,796 28,526
Income taxes   2,994   2,998     9,318   8,666
Net Income $ 7,045 $ 6,696   $ 21,478 $ 19,860
 
 
Earnings per common share:
Basic $ 0.78 $ 0.72 $ 2.39 $ 2.15
Diluted $ 0.78 $ 0.72 $ 2.37 $ 2.11
 
Average Shares Outstanding:
Basic 8,976 9,238 8,980 9,247
Diluted 9,050 9,322 9,050 9,430
 
                         
Financial Summary and Comparison (Unaudited)
First Defiance Financial Corp.
   
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)   2016   2015   % change   2016   2015   % change
Summary of Operations        
 
Tax-equivalent interest income (1) $ 22,449 $ 20,748 8.2 % $ 65,994 $ 61,485 7.3 %
Interest expense 2,183 1,733 26.0 6,209 4,972 24.9
Tax-equivalent net interest income (1) 20,266 19,015 6.6 59,785 56,513 5.8
Provision for loan losses 15 (27 ) NM 432 93 364.5
Tax-equivalent NII after provision for loan loss (1) 20,251 19,042 6.3 59,353 56,420 5.2
Investment Securities gains 151 - NM 509 - NM
Non-interest income (excluding securities gains/losses) 8,375 7,982 4.9 25,228 24,073 4.8
Non-interest expense 18,292 16,848 8.6 52,913 50,542 4.7
Income taxes 2,994 2,998 (0.1 ) 9,318 8,666 7.5
Net Income 7,045 6,696 5.2 21,478 19,860 8.1
Tax equivalent adjustment (1)     446       482     (7.5 )     1,381       1,425     (3.1 )
At Period End
Assets 2,450,040 2,228,281 10.0
Earning assets 2,240,747 2,030,218 10.4
Loans 1,925,694 1,733,538 11.1
Allowance for loan losses 25,923 25,209 2.8
Deposits 1,927,686 1,793,053 7.5
Stockholders’ equity     292,138       278,556     4.9              
Average Balances
Assets 2,425,535 2,222,843 9.1 2,376,934 2,205,135 7.8
Earning assets 2,194,170 2,000,284 9.7 2,148,438 1,983,526 8.3
Loans 1,879,760 1,696,370 10.8 1,834,981 1,672,393 9.7
Deposits and interest-bearing liabilities 2,103,054 1,918,587 9.6 2,062,637 1,899,943 8.6
Deposits 1,929,368 1,786,814 8.0 1,889,284 1,776,036 6.4
Stockholders’ equity 288,609 277,235 4.1 283,411 277,130 2.3
Stockholders’ equity / assets     11.90 %     12.47 %   (4.6 )     11.92 %     12.57 %   (5.1 )
Per Common Share Data
Net Income
Basic $ 0.78 $ 0.72 8.3 $ 2.39 $ 2.15 11.2
Diluted 0.78 0.72 8.3 2.37 2.11 12.3
Dividends 0.22 0.20 10.0 0.66 0.575 14.8
Market Value:
High $ 46.83 $ 39.95 17.2 $ 46.83 $ 39.95 17.2
Low 35.90 35.03 2.5 34.80 29.05 19.8
Close 44.64 36.56 22.1 44.64 36.56 22.1
Common Book Value 32.53 30.37 7.1 32.53 30.37 7.1
Tangible Common Book Value (1) 25.49 23.41 8.9 25.49 23.41 8.9
Shares outstanding, end of period (000)     8,980       9,172     (2.1 )     8,980       9,172     (2.1 )
Performance Ratios (annualized)
Tax-equivalent net interest margin (2) 3.69 % 3.78 % (2.5 ) 3.73 % 3.82 % (2.4 )
Return on average assets 1.16 % 1.20 % (3.3 ) 1.21 % 1.20 % 0.2
Return on average equity 9.71 % 9.58 % 1.3 10.12 % 9.58 % 5.7
Efficiency ratio (3) 63.87 % 62.41 % 2.3 62.24 % 62.72 % (0.8 )
Effective tax rate 29.82 % 30.93 % (3.6 ) 30.26 % 30.38 % (0.4 )
Dividend payout ratio (basic)     28.21 %     27.78 %   1.5       27.62 %     26.74 %   3.3  
 
 

(1) Tangible common book value = total stockholders' equity less the sum of goodwill, core deposit and other intangibles, and preferred stock divided by shares outstanding at the end of the period.

(2) Interest income on tax-exempt securities and loans has been adjusted to a tax-equivalent basis using the statutory federal income tax rate of 35%

(3) Efficiency ratio = Non-interest expense divided by sum of tax-equivalent net interest income plus non-interest income, excluding securities gains or losses, net.

NM Percentage change not meaningful
 
                         
Income from Mortgage Banking
               

Revenue from sales and servicing of mortgage loans consisted of the following:

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

(dollars in thousands)     2016     2015     2016     2015
 
Gain from sale of mortgage loans $ 1,683 $ 1,197 $ 4,103 $ 3,728
Mortgage loan servicing revenue (expense):
Mortgage loan servicing revenue 885 866 2,638 2,593
Amortization of mortgage servicing rights (536 ) (407 ) (1,281 ) (1,264 )
Mortgage servicing rights valuation adjustments   7         24     (118 )       191  
  356         483     1,239         1,520  
Total revenue from sale and servicing of mortgage loans $ 2,039       $ 1,680   $ 5,342       $ 5,248  
 
                           
       
Yield Analysis
First Defiance Financial Corp.
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
(dollars in thousands)
2016 2015
Average Yield Average Yield
Balance Interest(1) Rate(2) Balance Interest(1) Rate(2)
Interest-earning assets:
Loans receivable $ 1,879,760 $ 20,316 4.30 % $ 1,696,370 $ 18,472 4.32 %
Securities 231,864 1,892 3.37 % (3 ) 236,485 2,105 3.63 % (3 )
Interest Bearing Deposits 68,746 104 0.60 % 53,627 33 0.24 %
FHLB stock   13,800   137 3.95 %   13,802   138 3.97 %
Total interest-earning assets 2,194,170 22,449 4.09 % 2,000,284 20,748 4.13 %
Non-interest-earning assets   231,365   222,559
Total assets $ 2,425,535 $ 2,222,843
Deposits and Interest-bearing liabilities:
Interest bearing deposits $ 1,487,465 $ 1,635 0.44 % $ 1,397,965 $ 1,363 0.39 %
FHLB advances and other 84,598 322 1.51 % 41,047 178 1.72 %
Subordinated debentures 36,140 191 2.10 % 36,128 154 1.69 %
Notes payable   52,948   35 0.26 %   54,598   38 0.28 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities 1,661,151 2,183 0.52 % 1,529,738 1,733 0.45 %
Non-interest bearing deposits   441,903   - -   388,849   - -
Total including non-interest-bearing demand deposits 2,103,054 2,183 0.41 % 1,918,587 1,733 0.36 %
Other non-interest-bearing liabilities   33,872   27,021
Total liabilities 2,136,926 1,945,608
Stockholders' equity   288,609   277,235
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 2,425,535   $ 2,222,843  
Net interest income; interest rate spread $ 20,266 3.57 % $ 19,015 3.68 %
Net interest margin (4) 3.69 % 3.78 %
Average interest-earning assets to average interest bearing liabilities 132 % 131 %
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2016 2015
Average Yield Average Yield
Balance Interest(1) Rate Balance Interest(1) Rate
Interest-earning assets:
Loans receivable $ 1,834,981 $ 59,395 4.32 % $ 1,672,393 $ 54,590 4.36 %
Securities 230,058 5,899 3.55 % (3 ) 241,016 6,369 3.64 % (3 )
Interest Bearing Deposits 69,599 287 0.55 % 56,315 113 0.27 %
FHLB stock   13,800   413 4.00 %   13,802   413 4.00 %
Total interest-earning assets 2,148,438 65,994 4.12 % 1,983,526 61,485 4.16 %
Non-interest-earning assets   228,496   221,609
Total assets $ 2,376,934 $ 2,205,135
Deposits and Interest-bearing liabilities:
Interest bearing deposits $ 1,457,010 $ 4,613 0.42 % $ 1,396,731 $ 3,947 0.38 %
FHLB advances and other 82,598 940 1.52 % 34,038 461 1.81 %
Subordinated debentures 36,140 548 2.03 % 36,129 451 1.67 %
Notes payable   54,615   108 0.27 %   53,740   113 0.28 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities 1,630,363 6,209 0.51 % 1,520,638 4,972 0.44 %
Non-interest bearing deposits   432,274   - -   379,305   - -
Total including non-interest-bearing demand deposits 2,062,637 6,209 0.40 % 1,899,943 4,972 0.35 %
Other non-interest-bearing liabilities   30,886   28,062
Total liabilities 2,093,523 1,928,005
Stockholders' equity   283,411   277,130
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 2,376,934   $ 2,205,135  
Net interest income; interest rate spread $ 59,785 3.61 % $ 56,513 3.72 %
Net interest margin (4) 3.73 % 3.82 %
Average interest-earning assets to average interest bearing liabilities 132 % 130 %
 
 

(1) Interest on certain tax exempt loans and securities is not taxable for Federal income tax purposes. In order to compare the tax-exempt yields on these assets to taxable yields, the interest earned on these assets is adjusted to a pre-tax equivalent amount based on the marginal corporate federal income tax rate of 35%.

(2) Annualized
(3) Securities yield = annualized interest income divided by the average balance of securities, excluding average unrealized gains/losses.
(4) Net interest margin is net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.
 
                     
Selected Quarterly Information
First Defiance Financial Corp.
         
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)   3rd Qtr 2016   2nd Qtr 2016   1st Qtr 2016   4th Qtr 2015   3rd Qtr 2015
Summary of Operations
Tax-equivalent interest income (1) $ 22,449 $ 21,940 $ 21,605 $ 21,256 $ 20,748
Interest expense 2,183 2,084 1,942 1,809 1,733
Tax-equivalent net interest income (1) 20,266 19,856 19,663 19,447 19,015
Provision for loan losses 15 53 364 43 (27 )
Tax-equivalent NII after provision for loan losses (1) 20,251 19,803 19,299 19,404 19,042
Investment securities gains, net of impairment 151 227 131 22 -
Non-interest income (excluding securities gains/losses) 8,375 8,348 8,505 7,708 7,982
Non-interest expense 18,292 17,347 17,274 17,347 16,848
Income taxes 2,994 3,307 3,017 2,744 2,998
Net income 7,045 7,264 7,169 6,563 6,696
Tax equivalent adjustment (1)     446       460       475       480       482  
At Period End
Total assets $ 2,450,040 $ 2,409,599 $ 2,358,931 $ 2,297,676 $ 2,228,281
Earning assets 2,240,747 2,200,517 2,158,177 2,099,219 2,030,218
Loans 1,925,694 1,861,403 1,824,986 1,802,217 1,733,538
Allowance for loan losses 25,923 25,948 25,668 25,382 25,209
Deposits 1,927,686 1,920,270 1,871,157 1,836,137 1,793,053
Stockholders’ equity 292,138 286,616 280,418 280,197 278,556
Stockholders’ equity / assets 11.92 % 11.89 % 11.89 % 12.19 % 12.50 %
Goodwill     61,798       61,798       61,798       61,798       61,798  
Average Balances
Total assets $ 2,425,535 $ 2,391,064 $ 2,314,203 $ 2,276,060 $ 2,222,843
Earning assets 2,194,170 2,162,574 2,088,582 2,051,331 2,000,284
Loans 1,879,760 1,828,984 1,796,200 1,732,472 1,696,370
Deposits and interest-bearing liabilities 2,103,054 2,079,442 2,005,395 1,967,199 1,918,587
Deposits 1,929,368 1,903,139 1,835,345 1,823,396 1,786,814
Stockholders’ equity 288,609 282,573 279,051 279,192 277,235
Stockholders’ equity / assets     11.90 %     11.82 %     12.06 %     12.27 %     12.47 %
Per Common Share Data
Net Income:
Basic $ 0.78 $ 0.81 $ 0.80 $ 0.72 $ 0.72
Diluted 0.78 0.80 0.79 0.71 0.72
Dividends 0.22 0.22 0.220 0.200 0.200
Market Value:
High $ 46.83 $ 41.21 $ 40.98 $ 42.46 $ 39.95
Low 35.90 37.53 34.80 35.01 35.03
Close 44.64 38.85 38.41 37.78 36.56
Common Book Value 32.53 31.95 31.29 30.78 30.37
Shares outstanding, end of period (in thousands)     8,980       8,971       8,961       9,102       9,172  
Performance Ratios (annualized)
Tax-equivalent net interest margin (1) 3.69 % 3.71 % 3.80 % 3.77 % 3.78 %
Return on average assets 1.16 % 1.22 % 1.25 % 1.14 % 1.20 %
Return on average equity 9.71 % 10.34 % 10.33 % 9.33 % 9.58 %
Efficiency ratio (2) 63.87 % 61.51 % 61.32 % 63.88 % 62.41 %
Effective tax rate 29.82 % 31.28 % 29.62 % 29.48 % 30.93 %
Common dividend payout ratio (basic)     28.21 %     27.16 %     27.50 %     27.78 %     27.78 %
(1) Interest income on tax-exempt securities and loans has been adjusted to a tax-equivalent basis using the statutory federal income tax rate of 35%
(2) Efficiency ratio = Non-interest expense divided by sum of tax-equivalent net interest income plus non-interest income, excluding securities gains, net.
 
                     
Selected Quarterly Information
First Defiance Financial Corp.
         
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)   3rd Qtr 2016   2nd Qtr 2016   1st Qtr 2016   4th Qtr 2015   3rd Qtr 2015
Loan Portfolio Composition
One to four family residential real estate $ 209,097 $ 206,861 $ 208,818 $ 205,330 $ 205,370
Construction 177,075 161,282 145,635 163,877 129,230
Commercial real estate 1,043,820 1,001,315 989,468 948,428 922,207
Commercial 456,099 428,599 412,911 419,349 402,681
Consumer finance 17,251 16,690 15,679 16,281 15,774
Home equity and improvement   118,165       116,685       116,856       116,962       113,781  
Total loans 2,021,507 1,931,432 1,889,367 1,870,227 1,789,043
Less:
Undisbursed loan funds 94,552 68,850 63,267 66,902 54,484
Deferred loan origination fees 1,261 1,179 1,114 1,108 1,021
Allowance for loan loss   25,923       25,948       25,668       25,382       25,209  
Net Loans $ 1,899,771     $ 1,835,455     $ 1,799,318     $ 1,776,835     $ 1,708,329  
                     
Allowance for loan loss activity
Beginning allowance $ 25,948 $ 25,668 $ 25,382 $ 25,209 $ 25,384
Provision for loan losses 15 53 364 43 (27 )
Credit loss charge-offs:
One to four family residential real estate 111 37 55 8 185
Commercial real estate 79 0 13 103 64
Commercial 26 18 336 0 43
Consumer finance 24 18 0 32 5
Home equity and improvement   74       66       30       10       110  
Total charge-offs 314 139 434 153 407
Total recoveries   274       366       356       282       259  
Net charge-offs (recoveries)   40       (227 )     78       (129 )     148  
Ending allowance $ 25,923     $ 25,948     $ 25,668     $ 25,382     $ 25,209  
                     
Credit Quality
Total non-performing loans (1) $ 18,198 $ 16,423 $ 17,707 $ 16,261 $ 16,612
Real estate owned (REO)   704       1,079       1,111       1,321       4,936  
Total non-performing assets (2) $ 18,902     $ 17,502     $ 18,818     $ 17,582     $ 21,548  
Net charge-offs (recoveries) 40 (227 ) 78 (129 ) 148
 
Restructured loans, accruing (3) 9,113 9,648 11,284 11,178 13,786
 
Allowance for loan losses / loans 1.35 % 1.39 % 1.41 % 1.41 % 1.45 %
Allowance for loan losses / non-performing assets 137.14 % 148.26 % 136.40 % 144.36 % 116.99 %
Allowance for loan losses / non-performing loans 142.45 % 158.00 % 144.96 % 156.09 % 151.75 %
Non-performing assets / loans plus REO 0.98 % 0.94 % 1.03 % 0.97 % 1.24 %
Non-performing assets / total assets 0.77 % 0.73 % 0.80 % 0.77 % 0.97 %
Net charge-offs / average loans (annualized) 0.01 % -0.05 % 0.02 % -0.03 % 0.03 %
                     
Deposit Balances
Non-interest-bearing demand deposits $ 443,321 $ 442,811 $ 426,053 $ 420,691 $ 392,103
Interest-bearing demand deposits and money market 810,429 805,550 783,016 767,201 745,233
Savings deposits 241,016 240,316 233,546 219,655 216,613
Retail time deposits less than $100,000 274,421 277,904 279,376 278,707 282,331
Retail time deposits greater than $100,000   158,499       153,689       149,166       149,883       156,773  
Total deposits $ 1,927,686     $ 1,920,270     $ 1,871,157     $ 1,836,137     $ 1,793,053  
 
(1) Non-performing loans consist of non-accrual loans.
(2) Non-performing assets are non-performing loans plus real estate and other assets acquired by foreclosure or deed-in-lieu thereof.
(3) Accruing restructured loans are loans with known credit problems that are not contractually past due and therefore are not included in non-performing loans.
 
                         
Loan Delinquency Information
First Defiance Financial Corp.
               
(dollars in thousands)

 

 

30 to 89 days Non Accrual
     

Total Balance

   

Current

    past due     Loans
 
September 30, 2016                        
One to four family residential real estate $ 209,097 $ 205,471 $ 706 $ 2,920
Construction 177,075 177,075 - -
Commercial real estate 1,043,820 1,032,260 258 11,302
Commercial 456,099 452,669 185 3,245
Consumer finance 17,251 17,048 190 13
Home equity and improvement   118,165       116,653       794       718
Total loans $ 2,021,507     $ 2,001,176     $ 2,133     $ 18,198
 
December 31, 2015                        
One to four family residential real estate $ 205,330 $ 201,806 $ 914 $ 2,610
Construction 163,877 163,877 - -
Commercial real estate 948,428 937,844 736 9,848
Commercial 419,349 416,114 157 3,078
Consumer finance 16,281 16,215 30 36
Home equity and improvement   116,962       115,465       808       689
Total loans $ 1,870,227     $ 1,851,321     $ 2,645     $ 16,261
 
September 30, 2015                        
One to four family residential real estate $ 205,370 $ 201,797 $ 828 $ 2,745
Construction 129,230 129,095 135 -
Commercial real estate 922,207 911,878 239 10,090
Commercial 402,681 399,547 17 3,117
Consumer finance 15,774 15,676 69 29
Home equity and improvement   113,781       112,620       530       631
Total loans $ 1,789,043     $ 1,770,613     $ 1,818     $ 16,612
 

Contacts

First Defiance Financial Corp.
Donald P. Hileman
President and CEO
419-782-5104
dhileman@first-fed.com

Release Summary

First Defiance Financial Corp. Announces 2016 Third Quarter Earnings

Contacts

First Defiance Financial Corp.
Donald P. Hileman
President and CEO
419-782-5104
dhileman@first-fed.com