Porter Bancorp, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results

Porter Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBIB), parent company of PBI Bank, with 18 full-service banking offices in Kentucky, today reported results for the second quarter of 2011.

The Company reported a net loss to common shareholders of $39.0 million, or $(3.33) per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2011. Net loss to common shareholders for the six months ended June 30, 2011 was $38.6 million, or $(3.30) per fully diluted common share. Our loss was a direct result of a strategy change undertaken in the second quarter to more aggressively dispose of certain non-performing assets and the write-off of our goodwill. Our change in strategy for disposal of certain non-performing assets is reflected in the $22.1 million other real estate expense and provision for loan losses of $13.7 million, which exceed our net charge-offs for the quarter by $5.1 million. The goodwill impairment charge does not affect cash flows, liquidity, regulatory capital, regulatory capital ratios or the Company’s future operations and was recorded principally due to the decline in the Company’s stock price.

During the second quarter, management, with concurrence of the Board of Directors, determined that certain properties held in other real estate were not likely to be successfully disposed of in an acceptable time-frame using routine marketing efforts. It became apparent that certain condominium projects were going to require extended holding periods to sell the properties at recent appraised values. Accordingly, during June, the Company sold, in a single transaction, 54 finished condominium property units from several condominium developments in our OREO portfolio, with a carrying value of approximately $11.0 million for $5.2 million, resulting in a pre-tax loss of $5.8 million. In addition, management adjusted its valuations for similar properties held in other real estate through provision of an allowance of $10.6 million on other real estate held, with the objective of marketing these properties more aggressively. During the quarter the Company also recorded additional write-downs on real estate owned due to lower valuations reflected in updated appraisals.
     
A summary of other real estate owned expense follows (in thousands):
Loss on sale of other real estate $ 6,485
Allowance provided on other real estate due to strategy change 10,600
Write-downs of other real estate 4,351
Costs to administer other real estate   673
Total $ 22,109
 

These actions led to a substantial improvement in our asset quality measurements. Non-performing assets fell from $143.9 million at March 31, 2011 to $111.4 million at June 30, 2011, a decline of $32.4 million. Comparing the same periods, the ratio of non-performing assets to total assets fell from 8.28% to 6.65%, the allowance for loan losses to total loans moved from 2.63% to 3.10%, and the allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans increased from 48.09% to 62.98%.

“Our loss in the second quarter was largely a result of our strategy change to more aggressively move other real estate off our balance sheet,” stated Maria L. Bouvette, President and CEO of Porter Bancorp. “We determined that the holding period required to liquidate large condominium projects at current appraised value was inconsistent with our objective of materially reducing non-earning assets in a timely manner. Accordingly, we sold 54 condominium units below prior carrying value and have established a valuation allowance to reduce the carrying value of similar remaining properties to a level we believe will lead to quicker sale. As a result, we saw significant improvement in our asset quality ratios. We also added personnel to our team addressing other real estate owned to accelerate disposal efforts.

“The Company’s write-off of goodwill is a non-cash charge that has no effect on the operation of our business, our ability to serve our customers or our insurance coverage for deposits,” continued Ms. Bouvette. “The recent decline in our stock price caused us to update our goodwill impairment testing which led to the conclusion that our goodwill should be written off. As a result our book value and tangible book value are more closely aligned.”

Second Quarter Highlights
  • We recorded a pre-tax goodwill impairment charge of $23.8 million during the second quarter of 2011. The write-off of goodwill was a non-cash accounting entry that had no effect on liquidity, regulatory capital or regulatory capital ratios. Approximately $6.2 million of the impairment charge was deductible for federal income tax purposes. The after tax impact of the goodwill impairment charge was $21.6 million or $(1.85) per common share.
  • Net loss to common shareholders was $39.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011, compared with a net loss of $1.6 million for the second quarter of 2010. Net loss per fully diluted common share was $(3.33) in the second quarter of 2011 compared with $(0.18) per share in the second quarter of 2010.
  • Net interest margin decreased 26 basis points to 3.45% in the second quarter of 2011 compared with 3.71% in the second quarter of 2010. The decrease in margin since last year resulted from lower average earning assets relative to average interest bearing liabilities and a 21 basis point decline in net interest spread.
  • Average loans decreased 6.5% to $1.27 billion in the second quarter of 2011 compared with $1.36 billion in the second quarter of 2010. Net loans decreased 7.6% to $1.21 billion in the second quarter of 2011 compared with $1.31 billion at June 30, 2010.
  • Deposits increased 1.5% to $1.44 billion compared with $1.41 billion at June 30, 2010, and decreased 2.2% from $1.47 billion at December 31, 2010. The decrease in deposits from year-end 2010 follows management’s strategy to match liability funding levels with lower loan balances.
  • Total assets decreased 4.8% to $1.68 billion compared with $1.76 billion at June 30, 2010, due largely to the decrease in loans.
  • Non-performing loans decreased $8.4 million during the second quarter to $61.5 million at June 30, 2011, compared with $69.9 million at March 31, 2011. The decrease from March 31, 2011 to June 30, 2011 was primarily in the commercial and residential real estate segments of our portfolio.
  • Non-performing assets decreased $32.4 million during the second quarter to $111.4 million at June 30, 2011, from $143.9 million at March 31, 2011. The decrease was primarily due to sales and write-downs of other real estate owned, and nonperforming loans moving through the collection and foreclosure process.
  • In June 2011, we closed a bulk sale transaction involving 54 condominium units in our OREO portfolio. We received $5.2 million in the transaction of which $2.7 million was cash and $2.5 million was financed by PBI Bank at market terms. The book value of the units sold was approximately $11.0 million resulting in a pre-tax loss on sale of approximately $5.8 million. Additionally, the Company recorded additional writedowns of approximately $10.6 million on similar OREO properties remaining in the portfolio.
  • On June 24, 2011, PBI Bank entered into a Consent Order with the FDIC and the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions. The consent order establishes benchmarks for the Bank to improve its asset quality, reduce its loan concentrations and maintain its capital levels.

Net Interest Income

Net interest income decreased 8.7% to $13.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011, a decrease of $1.3 million, compared with $14.7 million for the same period in 2010. Net interest income decreased 5.9% to $27.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011, a decrease of $1.7 million, compared with $28.9 million for the same period in 2010. The decrease was primarily attributable to a decline in average balance of and yields on earning assets, partially offset by a decrease in the cost of funds, compared with 2010.

Net interest margin decreased 26 basis points to 3.45% in the second quarter of 2011 from our margin of 3.71% in the prior year second quarter due primarily to lower average earning assets and a 21 basis point decline in net interest spread. The yield on earning assets declined 65 basis points from the 2010 second quarter, compared with a 44 basis point decline in rates paid on interest-bearing liabilities. Net interest margin decreased 9 basis points to 3.45% from our margin of 3.54% in the first quarter of 2011, due primarily to a lower yield on earning assets. The yield on earning assets declined 12 basis points from the first quarter of 2011 compared with a 4 basis point decline in rates paid on interest-bearing liabilities. Interest foregone on nonaccrual loans was $1.1 million and $1.8 million for the second quarter and first six months of 2011, respectively.

Average earning assets declined 1.6% to $1.58 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2011, compared with $1.61 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2010. The decline in average earnings assets was primarily due to a 6.5% decrease in average loans to $1.27 billion for the 2011 second quarter from $1.36 billion in the 2010 second quarter.

Average deposits increased 1.2% to $1.47 billion, up from $1.46 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2010.

Non-Interest Income

Non-interest income for the second quarter of 2011 increased 91.4%, or $1.4 million, to $2.87 million compared with $1.50 million in the second quarter of 2010. The increase in non-interest income was due to increased gains on sales of securities and loans originated for sale, partially offset by lower service charges on deposit accounts. During the quarter, certain securities were liquidated and replaced in an effort to reduce market value volatility at a modestly reduced yield going forward. In addition, we recorded an other than temporary impairment charge totaling $465,000 in the 2010 second quarter. There was no comparable charge in the second quarter of 2011.

Non-Interest Expense

Non-interest expense increased to $54.8 million in the second quarter of 2011 compared with $11.5 million in the second quarter of 2010. The increase was due largely to a one-time goodwill impairment charge of $23.8 million and a significant increase in OREO expense compared with the second quarter of 2010. OREO expense increased to $22.1 million in the second quarter of 2011 compared with $3.9 million in the second quarter of 2010, due primarily to increased losses on sales of OREO, OREO write-downs to reflect current market values, the result of our strategy change in regard to certain projects, and OREO maintenance expense. Loan collection expense increased to $925,000 in the 2011 second quarter compared with $182,000 in the prior year second quarter, due primarily to a confidential settlement in a lawsuit during the month of June. FDIC insurance premiums rose to $855,000 in the second quarter of 2011 compared with $706,000 in the second quarter of 2010. Salaries and employee benefits expense increased to $4.2 million in the second quarter of 2011 compared with $3.9 million in the prior year’s second quarter due to merit raises and increases in staff, primarily in the credit and problem asset workout areas.

Balance Sheet Review

Total assets decreased 4.8% to $1.68 billion at June 30, 2011, from $1.76 billion at June 30, 2010, and decreased 2.8% from $1.72 billion at December 31, 2010. Since December 31, 2010, total loans are down 4.1%, or $53.0 million, to $1.25 billion from $1.30 billion at December 31, 2010, primarily due to efforts to move troubled loans through the collection, foreclosure, and disposition process. Deposits at June 30, 2011, decreased 2.2% to $1.44 billion from $1.47 billion at December 31, 2010, primarily due to decreased certificates of deposit. Certificates of deposit decreased by 3.0%, or $35.5 million, during the first half of 2011. The decrease in deposits from year-end 2010 follows management’s strategy to match liability funding levels with lower loan balances.

Asset Quality

Non-performing loans decreased to $61.5 million, or 4.9% of total loans, at June 30, 2011, compared with $69.9 million, or 5.5% of total loans, at March 31, 2011. Non-performing assets decreased to $111.4 million, or 6.7% of total assets, compared with $143.9 million, or 8.3% of total assets, at March 31, 2011.

Past due loans, by their nature, may migrate to nonperforming status if the credit weaknesses which caused delinquency status are not remedied. We have elevated our monitoring on a significant credit that has become past due during the second quarter having a principal balance of approximately $10 million. This credit is a retail development having current appraised values well in excess of our loan value therefore no credit losses are expected. However, the borrowers are under stress and we may ultimately take possession of the collateral to protect our position in the near future. At June 30, 2011, this credit is classified as performing. Further adverse changes could cause the loan to move to non-performing/impaired status.

We continue to resolve troubled loans by working them through the collection, foreclosure, and disposition process. Foreclosed properties at June 30, 2011 declined to $49.9 million compared with $67.6 million at December 31, 2010, and $68.5 million at June 30, 2010. Our ratio of non-performing assets to total assets decreased to 6.7% at June 30, 2011, compared with 7.4% at December 31, 2010.
 
Non-Accrual Loan Activity
 
      (in thousands)
Non-accrual loans at March 31, 2011 $ 65,964
Loans returned to accrual status (4,240 )
Net principal pay-downs (6,413 )
Charge-offs (6,455 )
Loans foreclosed and transferred to OREO (5,433 )
Loans placed on non-accrual during the period   16,908  
Non-accrual loans at June 30, 2011 $ 60,331  
 
Other Real Estate Owned (OREO) Activity (Net of Allowance)
 
(in thousands)
OREO at March 31, 2011 $ 73,942
Real estate acquired 6,449
Valuation adjustment write downs (14,951 )
Proceeds from sales of properties (9,425 )
Gain (loss) on sales, net (6,485 )
Capital improvements   383  
OREO at June 30, 2011 $ 49,913  
 

Our loan loss reserve as a percentage of total loans was increased to 3.10% at June 30, 2011, compared with 2.01% at June 30, 2010. Net loan charge-offs for the second quarter of 2011 were $8.6 million, or 0.68% of average loans for the quarter.

Our provision for loan losses was $13.7 million in the second quarter of 2011, an increase from $5.1 million in the first quarter of 2011, and $6.6 million in the prior year second quarter. The increase was due to an increase in charge-offs, soft real estate market conditions and their effect on underlying property values and borrowers’ ability to repay, internal downgrades to existing credits, and additional reserves for various commercial credits.

“We completed our first bulk asset sale of OREO in the second quarter as part of our revised strategy to reduce the balance of non-performing assets,” continued Ms. Bouvette. “We continue to evaluate other opportunities to reduce the level of non-performing assets. We remain focused on managing credit quality and disposing of other real estate, which are the keys to restoring Porter Bancorp’s earnings power in future quarters.”

Regulation G Disclosure

This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide information that is useful to the users of its financial information regarding the Company’s financial condition and results of operations. Additionally, the Company uses these non-GAAP measures to evaluate its past performance and prospects for future performance. The Company believes this non-GAAP financial information is helpful in understanding the results of operations separate and apart from items that may, or could, have a disproportional positive or negative impact in any particular period.

While the Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful in evaluating Company performance, this information should be considered as supplemental in nature and not as a substitute for or superior to the related financial information prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Further, these non-GAAP financial measures may differ from similar measures presented by other companies.

The Company recognized an impairment charge for goodwill during the three month period ending June 30, 2011, which substantially impacted the reported financial results for that period. The Company believes excluding the impairment charge provides investors and other interested parties with an additional meaningful measure to evaluate the Company’s results of operations. The following table reconciles the non-GAAP financial measure “Net loss to common shareholders excluding goodwill impairment charge, net of taxes” with “Net loss available to common shareholders” calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.

   
Three Months

Ended

June 30, 2011
Earnings Per

Common

Share Impact
(In thousands except per share data)
Net loss to common shareholders as reported $ (38,960) $ (3.33)
Less: Goodwill impairment, net of taxes (21,635) (1.85)
Net loss to common shareholders excluding goodwill impairment charge, net of taxes $ (17,325) $ (1.48)
 

PBIB-G PBIB-F

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release relating to Porter Bancorp’s plans, objectives, expectations or future performance are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words “believe,” “may,” “should,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “objective,” “seek,” “plan,” “strive” or similar words, or negatives of these words, identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. Porter Bancorp’s actual results in future periods may differ materially from those currently expected due to various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Form 10-K and subsequent periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date of the release and Porter Bancorp does not assume any responsibility to update these statements.

Additional Information

Unaudited supplemental financial information for the second quarter ending June 30, 2011 follows.
         
PORTER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Unaudited Financial Information

(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
Three Three Three Six Six
Months Months Months Months Months
Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended
6/30/11 3/31/11 6/30/10 6/30/11 6/30/10

 

 

 
Income Statement Data
Interest income $ 19,198 $ 19,616 $ 22,126 $ 38,814 $ 44,752
Interest expense   5,757 5,848 7,399 11,605 15,848

 

 

 
Net interest income 13,441 13,768 14,727 27,209 28,904
Provision for loan losses   13,700 5,100 6,600 18,800   9,600
Net interest income after provision (259 ) 8,668 8,127 8,409 19,304
 
Service charges on deposit accounts 659 630 793 1,289 1,513
Income from fiduciary activities 246 255 273 501 525
Gains on sales of loans originated for sale 320 221 184 541 275
Gains on sales of securities, net 1,025 83 24 1,108 81
Other than temporary impairment on securities (465 ) (465 )
Other   615 598 688 1,213 1,260
Non-interest income 2,865 1,787 1,497 4,652 3,189
 
Salaries & employee benefits 4,180 4,124 3,931 8,304 7,878
Occupancy and equipment 981 972 1,015 1,953 2,037
Goodwill impairment 23,794 23,794
Other real estate owned expense 22,109 1,367 3,854 23,476 4,232
FDIC insurance 855 855 706 1,710 1,411
Loan collection expense 925 262 182 1,187 357
Franchise tax 582 582 543 1,164 1,086
Professional fees 354 280 292 634 558
Communications expense 165 168 173 333 359
Postage and delivery 128 123 198 251 386
Advertising 87 102 77 189 173
Other   599 560 542 1,159 1,085
Non-interest expense 54,759 9,395 11,513 64,154 19,562
 
Income (loss) before income taxes (52,153 ) 1,060 (1,889 ) (51,093 ) 2,931
Income tax expense (benefit)   (12,164 ) 261 (758 ) (11,903 ) 806
Net income (loss) (39,989 ) 799 (1,131 ) (39,190 ) 2,125
Less:
Dividends on preferred stock 437 438 437 875 875
Accretion on preferred stock 44 44 44 88 88
Earnings (loss) allocated to participating shares   (1,510 ) 12 2   (1,552 )   83
Net income (loss) to common shareholders $ (38,960 ) $ 305 $ (1,614 ) $ (38,601 ) $ 1,079

 

 

 
 
Weighted average shares – Basic 11,718,656 11,704,651 9,095,013 11,705,247 9,084,940
Weighted average shares – Diluted 11,718,656 11,704,651 9,097,633 11,705,247 9,086,383
 
Basic earnings (loss) per common share $ ( 3.33 ) $ 0.03 $ ( 0.18 ) $ (3.30 ) $ 0.12
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share $ ( 3.33 ) $ 0.03 $ ( 0.18 ) $ (3.30 ) $ 0.12
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.01 $ 0.01 $ 0.19 $ 0.02 $ 0.38
 

         
PORTER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Unaudited Financial Information

(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
Three Three Three Six Six
Months Months Months Months Months
Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended
6/30/11 3/31/11 6/30/10 6/30/11 6/30/10

 

 

 
Average Balance Sheet Data
Assets $ 1,708,552 $ 1,738,253 $ 1,737,685 $ 1,723,321 $ 1,785,679
Loans 1,268,196 1,290,851 1,356,883 1,279,461 1,380,553
Earning assets 1,580,185 1,591,561 1,605,387 1,585,842 1,674,066
Deposits 1,473,459 1,481,192 1,455,775 1,477,304 1,500,374
Long-term debt and advances 51,340 48,275 84,809 49,816 92,515
Interest bearing liabilities 1,431,757 1,434,718 1,448,795 1,433,229 1,503,396
Stockholders’ equity 166,602 190,585 179,205 178,527 174,508
 
 
Performance Ratios
Return on average assets (9.39) % 0.19 % (0.26) % (4.59) % 0.24 %
Return on average equity (96.27) 1.70 (2.53) (44.27) 2.46
Yield on average earning assets (tax equivalent) 4.91 5.03 5.56 4.97 5.42
Cost of interest bearing liabilities 1.61 1.65 2.05 1.63 2.13
Net interest margin (tax equivalent) 3.45 3.54 3.71 3.50 3.51
Efficiency ratio 202.64 60.72 69.08 131.24 60.23
 
Loan Charge-off Data
Loans charged-off $ (8,596 ) $ (5,867 ) $ (6,403 ) $ (14,463 ) $ (9,309 )
Recoveries   14   81   96   95   153
Net charge-offs $ (8,582 ) $ (5,786 ) $ (6,307 ) $ (14,368 ) $ (9,156 )
 

       
PORTER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Unaudited Financial Information

(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
As of As of As of As of
6/30/11 3/31/11 12/31/10 6/30/10

 

 

 
Assets
Loans $ 1,250,023 $ 1,277,497 $ 1,303,013 $ 1,337,508
Loan loss reserve   (38,717 ) (33,599 ) (34,285 ) (26,836 )
Net loans 1,211,306 1,243,898 1,268,728 1,310,672
Securities available for sale 157,524 163,032 106,309 175,738
Federal funds sold & interest bearing deposits 151,362 146,477 137,429 103,139
Cash and due from financial institutions 23,731 15,626 48,006 12,263
Premises and equipment 21,888 22,175 22,468 22,954
Other real estate owned 49,913 73,942 67,635 68,450
Goodwill 23,794 23,794 23,794
Deferred tax assets 20,873 12,720 12,958 3,668
Accrued interest receivable and other assets   39,864 35,443 36,625 39,979
Total Assets $ 1,676,461 $ 1,737,107 $ 1,723,952 $ 1,760,657

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Liabilities and Equity
Certificates of deposit $ 1,131,342 $ 1,168,841 $ 1,166,820 $ 1,113,564
Interest checking 81,776 85,343 87,690 78,429
Money market 83,083 83,133 80,082 81,637
Savings   36,519 38,234 34,678 36,312
Total interest bearing deposits 1,332,720 1,375,551 1,369,270 1,309,942
Demand deposits   102,777 106,772 98,398 104,384
Total deposits 1,435,497 1,482,323 1,467,668 1,414,326
Federal funds purchased & repurchase agreements 11,000 11,429 11,616 11,810
FHLB advances 38,937 14,564 15,022 96,695
Junior subordinated debentures 33,325 33,550 33,550 34,000
Accrued interest payable and other liabilities   7,250 5,507 6,681 7,601
Total liabilities 1,526,009 1,547,373 1,534,537 1,564,432
Stockholders’ equity   150,452 189,734 189,415 196,225
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $ 1,676,461 $ 1,737,107 $ 1,723,952 $ 1,760,657

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Ending shares outstanding 11,840,670 11,840,176 11,846,107 11,109,519
Book value per common share $ 9.47 $ 12.79 $ 12.76 $ 13.90
Tangible book value per common share 9.25 10.37 10.33 10.98
 
Asset Quality Data
Loan 90 days or more past due still on accrual $ 1,146 $ 3,907 $ 594 $ 10,497
Non-accrual loans   60,331 65,964 59,799 38,199
Total non-performing loans 61,477 69,871 60,393 48,696
Real estate acquired through foreclosures 49,913 73,942 67,635 68,450
Other repossessed assets   54 41 52 51
Total non-performing assets $ 111,444 $ 143,854 $ 128,080 $ 117,197
Non-performing loans to total loans 4.92 % 5.47 % 4.63 % 3.64 %
Non-performing assets to total assets 6.65 8.28 7.43 6.66
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans 62.98 48.09 56.77 55.11
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 3.10 2.63 2.63 2.01
 
Risk-based Capital Ratios
Tier I leverage ratio 9.97 % 10.93 % 11.08 % 11.11 %
Tier I risk-based capital ratio 13.64 14.59 14.39 14.00
Total risk-based capital ratio 15.58 16.52 16.32 15.93
 
FTE employees 301 300 286 281

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