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Heritage Financial Group, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Net Income Of $1.4 Million Or $0.17 Per Diluted Share

Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, today announced unaudited financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Highlights of the Company's results for the second quarter 2012 include:
  • Net income of $1.4 million or $0.17 per diluted share compared with a net loss of $481,000 or $0.06 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2011;
  • Excluding special items for each quarter, net income was $1.4 million or $0.17 per diluted share for 2012 versus a net loss of $96,000 or $0.01 per diluted share for 2011 (see reconciliation of non-GAAP items);
  • The successful completion of a previously announced branch acquisition in Auburn, Alabama, adding $12.2 million in loans and $18.7 million in deposits;
  • Loan growth for the quarter, excluding loans acquired through FDIC-assisted acquisitions, of $51.7 million or 11%;
  • A decrease in loans acquired through FDIC-assisted acquisitions of $10.3 million or 9% for the quarter;
  • An increase in provision for non-FDIC acquired loan losses of $50,000 to $750,000 for the second quarter of 2012 compared with the same quarter for 2011;
  • Provision expense of $341,000 for FDIC-acquired loan losses;
  • A decrease in net charge-offs to 0.23% for the second quarter of 2012 compared with 0.26% for the second quarter of 2011 and 0.24% for the first quarter of 2012; and
  • A decline in nonperforming assets (NPAs) to total assets, excluding assets acquired in FDIC-assisted acquisitions, to 1.08% at the end of the second quarter of 2012 from 1.17% at the end of the second quarter of 2011 and 1.27% at the end of the first quarter of 2012.

Commenting on the results, Leonard Dorminey, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are pleased to report continued improvement in our operating results, which reflect the impact of significant organic loan growth, successful expense management efforts, and ongoing acquisition and expansion activities. Noninterest expense declined on a linked-quarter basis and has remained essentially level for three consecutive quarters, illustrating our commitment to expense management. Regarding acquisitions, we were pleased to complete our previously announced acquisition during the quarter of a branch in Auburn, Alabama, marking our entry into another growth market to further expand our franchise."

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