Washington Banking Company Earns $14.9 Million, Or $0.97 Per Share In 2011

Washington Banking Company (NASDAQ: WBCO), the holding company for Whidbey Island Bank, today reported improved profitability for both the year and the fourth quarter of 2011. Net income totaled $4.2 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011, and $14.9 million, or $0.97 per diluted share, for all of 2011. For the year ended 2010, net income available to common shareholders was $23.9 million, or $1.55 per diluted share, which included a $19.9 million pre-tax bargain purchase gain, $2.1 million in acquisition related costs and $1.7 million for preferred dividends.

“With another profitable quarter, we finished 2011 with better asset quality, solid capital, improving operating efficiencies and higher net interest margin,” said Jack Wagner, President and Chief Executive Officer. “During the past year, we accomplished a great deal, including fully integrating the two FDIC-assisted acquisitions made in 2010, implementing a leadership succession plan, improving our team of loan officers and relationship managers, and redeeming the preferred shares issued to the U.S. Treasury. It was a fast-paced and profitable year.”

Fourth Quarter 2011 Financial Highlights (as of, or for the period ended December 31, 2011)
  • Revenues were $22.6 million, compared to $21.8 million in the third quarter of 2011.
  • The interest income generated from the loan portfolios in the FDIC-assisted acquisitions contributed $9.4 million to fourth quarter revenues and $34.8 million to revenues in 2011.
  • On a consolidated basis, Total Risk-Based Capital to risk-adjusted assets was 20.34% compared to 20.96% last year. The FDIC requires a minimum of 10% Total Risk-Based Capital ratio to be considered well-capitalized.
  • Nonperforming non-covered assets/total assets improved to 1.44%, compared to 1.75% in the preceding quarter. For the same periods, classified loans declined to $103.0 million from $116.5 million.
  • Tangible book value per common share increased to $10.64, compared to $9.71 a year ago.
  • Net interest margin (NIM) grew 39 basis points to 5.63%, from 5.24% in the year ago quarter.
  • Low cost demand, money market, savings and NOW accounts totaled $922.7 million and make up 63% of total deposits.
  • Loan loss reserves were 2.22% of non-covered loans, and 2.25% a year ago.

Regional and Acquisitions Update

“We are continuing to see improving signs for the regional economy,” Wagner noted. “Loan demand is finally starting to return, particularly in business loans.

“The acquisitions made in 2010 are proving to be solid contributors to our franchise,” Wagner continued. “The resolution of the distressed portion of the covered loan portfolio remains ahead of expectations, with net covered loans down 3% for the quarter and 26% year-over-year.”

“With the accelerated collection on the covered portfolio, we anticipate that the loss share provided by the FDIC will be lower than originally calculated and have increased our clawback provision this quarter by $1.6 million,” stated Rick Shields, Chief Financial Officer. “In addition, the FDIC indemnification asset was written down by $3.6 million in the fourth quarter and $9.2 million in 2011 reflecting our successful efforts to resolve problems in the acquired loan portfolios.” Covered loans, which are loans that are subject to a loss share arrangement with the FDIC as a result of the two assisted transactions, are shown as a separate line item of the balance sheet and are not included in the net loan totals. Covered loans are also not included in any of the reported credit quality metrics, as they are accounted for separately per generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) requirements. Both the FDIC indemnification asset and the covered loan portfolio will decline over time, as the loans mature, payoff, or are otherwise resolved.

Credit Quality

Nonperforming, non-covered loans (NPLs) declined by $4.8 million during the fourth quarter and decreased by $3.7 million from the year ago quarter, with more than half the nonperforming loans in residential construction loans in Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties. “The greater Puget Sound economy is starting to recover, but there is still a lot of inventory in the housing market,” said Bryan McDonald, the Bank’s President. NPL/total non-covered loans dropped to 2.72% at the end of the fourth quarter from 3.27% in the preceding quarter and 3.10% a year ago. Nonperforming, non-covered assets (NPA)/total assets were 1.44% compared to 1.75% in the preceding quarter and 1.76% a year ago. Non-covered other real estate owned (OREO) was $2.0 million, down 20% from the preceding quarter and down 52% from a year ago. Distribution of nonperforming, non-covered assets is shown in the following table:
                                  Percent of total

Non-Covered
Island King San Juan Skagit Snohomish Whatcom

NPA by loan
Non-Covered NPA by location County     County     County     County     County     County     Total    

type
(dollars in 000s)
12/31/2011
Commercial loans $ 200 $ - $ 285 $ 2,698 $ - $ - $ 3,183 13.22 %
Real estate mortgage loans:
One-to-four family residential 277 933 - 174 - 348 1,732 7.19 %
Multi-family and commercial 532 - 937 937 475 - 2,881 11.97 %
Real estate construction loans:
One-to-four family residential 2,085 - - 6,718 - 4,902 13,705 56.92 %
Multi-family and commercial 387 - - - - - 387 1.61 %
Consumer loans:
Direct 212 - - - - - 212 0.88 %
Other Real Estate Owned   295         -         -         1,081         -         600         1,976       8.21 %
Total $ 3,988       $ 933       $ 1,222       $ 11,608       $ 475       $ 5,850       $ 24,076       100.00 %
 
Percent of total Non-Covered NPA by location 16.56 % 3.88 % 5.08 % 48.21 % 1.97 % 24.30 % 100.00 %
 

“With credit metrics improving, we are continuing to reduce the provision for loan losses, which declined to $2.0 million in the fourth quarter, from $2.5 million in the third quarter and $3.5 million in the year ago quarter,” said Shields. The provision for loan losses on non-covered loans was $10.5 million for the full year in 2011, and brought the allowance for loan losses to $18.0 million. Total net charge-offs were stable in the fourth quarter at $2.9 million, or 1.41% of average loans on an annualized basis, compared to $3.0 million, or 1.43% of average loans in the linked quarter, and $2.6 million, or 1.25% of average loans, in the fourth quarter a year ago. The reserve for loan losses was 2.22% of non-covered loans from 2.25% a year ago.

Balance Sheet

Total assets were $1.67 billion at the end of the fourth quarter down slightly from $1.68 billion in the preceding quarter and down from $1.70 billion a year ago. Total non-covered loans were $812.8 million compared to $821.6 million at September 30, 2011, and $834.3 million at December 31, 2010. The non-covered loan portfolio is well diversified with commercial and industrial loans making up 19% and residential mortgages accounting for 5% of the portfolio. Owner-occupied commercial real estate loans represent approximately 26% of the portfolio and non-owner occupied commercial real estate loans account for approximately 20% of loans. Indirect consumer loans account for 10% of the portfolio and other consumer loans account for 10%. Construction and land development loans for residential properties represent 7% and commercial construction and land development loans represent 4% of the portfolio.

Net covered loans totaled $268.2 million and covered OREO totaled $26.6 million at December 31, 2011, compared to $276.4 million and $25.8 million, respectively, three months earlier, as resolution of the covered portfolio proceeded at a somewhat accelerated pace. “We expect that the resolution of covered loans will begin to decelerate in 2012, since we have worked through the most stressed part of the portfolio last year and as the regional economy continues its gradual recovery,” said McDonald.

Reflecting the ongoing planned reduction in time certificates, total deposits were down 1% from the preceding quarter and declined 2% year-over-year to $1.47 billion at December 31, 2011, compared to $1.49 billion a year ago. Noninterest-bearing demand deposits increased 4% in the quarter and 19% year-over-year, representing 15% of total deposits. Year-over-year, money market accounts were down 4% at $327.3 million, comprising 22% of total deposits; time deposits declined 18% to $543.7 million and accounted for 37% of total deposits. Core deposits, excluding time deposits over $100,000, represented 84% of all deposits. “Our mix of deposits is improving with low cost transaction account balances increasing and higher cost certificates declining,” said McDonald.

Shareholders’ equity increased 2% in the quarter and decreased 6% year-over-year, due to the first quarter 2011 redemption of the preferred shares and warrants issued under the US Treasury Capital Purchase Program. Tangible shareholder equity was $163.8 million, or $10.64 per share at December 31, 2011, compared to $9.71 a year ago.

Operating Results

Revenue (fully tax-equivalent net interest income before provision for loan losses plus noninterest income) for the fourth quarter was $22.6 million, compared to $21.8 million in the preceding quarter and $24.1 million in the fourth quarter a year ago. For 2011, revenue was $90.0 million compared to $98.6 million in 2010, which included the $19.9 million in the bargain purchase gain from the FDIC-assisted acquisitions in 2010. In the 2011 fourth quarter, net interest income, before the provision for loan losses, increased 4% to $20.9 million from the linked quarter of $20.1 million and grew 6% from $19.7 million a year ago. Interest income from covered loans contributed $9.4 million to fourth quarter revenues and $34.8 million to 2011 revenues.

The collection on the covered asset portfolio generated a $2.2 million gain on disposition of those assets, which was more than offset by a $3.6 million change in the FDIC indemnification asset in the fourth quarter of 2011. In the preceding quarter, noninterest income was augmented by $1.1 million in the gain on disposition of covered assets and offset by $2.6 million related to the change in the FDIC indemnification asset.

Washington Banking’s net interest margin increased 20 basis points from the preceding quarter to 5.63% and expanded 39 basis points from 5.24% in the year ago quarter. For 2011 the net interest margin was 5.47%, compared to 4.90% a year ago. “Contributions from the acquired loan portfolio, which had an average yield of 11.3% during 2011, boosted margin in 2011, but we expect it will gradually decline as the covered loan portfolio runs off and new loans are added to the noncovered portfolio at then current market rates,” Shields noted. The cost of deposits also declined by 7 basis points during the quarter to 0.55%, and was down by 23 basis points year-over-year.

Fourth quarter operating expenses increased 4% from the preceding quarter. “With the better-than-expected performance of the covered loan portfolio, we increased the FDIC clawback liability in the fourth quarter by $1.6 million, as discussed earlier,” said Shields. Excluding the clawback accrual, noninterest expenses were down $1.1 million or 8% from the third quarter as a previously accrued bonus expense was reversed. For the full year in 2011, operating expenses increased 19% to $55.8 million from $46.8 million in 2010, reflecting franchise growth.

In a separate release today, Washington Banking announced it increased its quarterly cash dividend to $0.06 per common share, and will also pay a special dividend of $0.06 per common share for a total cash payment of $0.12 per common share. “With our strong financial performance this year, we felt our shareholders should share in our success,” said Wagner. “Since our initial public offering in 1998, we have consistently paid a cash dividend to shareholders each and every quarter. The addition of a special dividend from time to time rewards our shareholders while allowing greater flexibility in strategic alternatives. Our board will continue to evaluate dividends each quarter based on capital requirements, market opportunities and other operating considerations.”

Conference Call Information

Management will host a conference call on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (1:00 p.m. ET) to discuss the quarterly and year-over-year financial results. The call will also be broadcast live via the internet. Investment professionals and all current and prospective shareholders are invited to access the live call by dialing (480) 629-9771 at 10:00 a.m. PT for conference ID #4504421. To listen to the call online, either live or archived, visit the Investor Relations page of Whidbey Island Bank’s website at www.wibank.com.

ABOUT WASHINGTON BANKING COMPANY

Washington Banking Company is a bank holding company based in Oak Harbor, Washington, that operates Whidbey Island Bank, a state-chartered full-service commercial bank. Founded in 1961, Whidbey Island Bank provides various deposit, loan and investment services to meet customers’ financial needs. With its two FDIC-assisted acquisitions in 2010, Whidbey Island Bank currently operates 30 full-service branches located in six counties in Northwestern Washington. In 2009, Washington Banking was added to the Russell 2000 Index, a subset of the Russell 3000 Index. Both indices are widely used by professional money managers as benchmarks for investment strategies. Washington Banking was the only company in the Pacific Northwest that ranked in the top 100 best performing community banks between $500 million and $5 billion in assets by SNL Financial in 2010, and joined the Keefe, Bruyette &Woods 2010 Bank Honor Roll, based on its superior 10-year track record.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements describe management's expectations regarding future events and developments such as future operating results, availability of acquisition opportunities, growth in loans and deposits, credit quality and loan losses, and continued success of the Company’s business plan. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s views only as of the date hereof. The words “anticipate,” “expect,” “will,” “believe,” and words of similar meaning are intended, in part, to help identify forward-looking statements. Future events are difficult to predict, and the expectations described above are subject to risk and uncertainty that may cause actual results to differ materially. In addition to discussions about risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements include, among others: (1) local and national general and economic condition; (2) changes in interest rates and their impact on net interest margin; (3) competition among financial institutions; (4) legislation or regulatory requirements; and (5) the ability to realize the efficiencies expected from investment in personnel and infrastructure. Washington Banking Company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements were made. Any such statements are made in reliance on the safe harbor protections provided under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited)
      Quarter Ended     Quarter Ended     Three     Quarter Ended     One
($ in thousands, except per share data) December 31, September 30, Month December 31, Year
        2011     2011     Change     2010     Change
Interest Income
Non-covered Loans $ 12,090 $ 12,466 -3 % $ 13,580 -11 %
Covered Loans 9,397 8,614 9 % 7,965 18 %
Taxable Investment Securities 1,243 1,123 11 % 729 71 %
Tax Exempt Securities 253 220 15 % 201 26 %
Other         59         89       -34 %       68       -13 %
Total Interest Income 23,042 22,512 2 % 22,543 2 %
 
Interest Expense
Deposits 2,043 2,310 -12 % 2,708 -25 %
Junior Subordinated Debentures         128         120       7 %       123       4 %
Total Interest Expense 2,171 2,430 -11 % 2,831 -23 %
 
Net Interest Income 20,871 20,082 4 % 19,712 6 %
Provision for Loan Losses, Noncovered Loans 2,000 2,500 -20 % 3,500 -43 %
Provision (Recovery) for Loan Losses, Covered Loans         (132 )       -       NA       1,336       -110 %
Net Interest Income after Provision for Loan Losses 19,003 17,582 8 % 14,876 28 %
 
Noninterest Income
Service Charges and Fees 934 956 -2 % 909 3 %
Electronic Banking Income 842 838 0 % 816 3 %
Investment Products 237 230 3 % 174 36 %
Bank Owned Life Insurance Income 66 84 -21 % (15 ) 540 %
Income from the Sale of Loans 440 215 105 % 437 1 %
SBA Premium Income 69 103 -33 % 200 -66 %
Change in FDIC Indemnification Asset (3,602 ) (2,586 ) 39 % 308 -1269 %
Gain on Disposition of Covered Assets 2,208 1,119 97 % 775 185 %
Other Income         233         472       -51 %       564       -59 %
Total Noninterest Income 1,427 1,431 0 % 4,168 -66 %
 
Noninterest Expense
Compensation and Employee Benefits 6,458 7,310 -12 % 6,055 7 %
Occupancy and Equipment 1,655 1,660 0 % 1,589 4 %
Office Supplies and Printing 378 385 -2 % 559 -32 %
Data Processing 498 446 12 % 423 18 %
Consulting and Professional Fees 305 202 51 % 400 -24 %
Intangible Amortization 147 160 -8 % 247 -40 %
Merger Related Expenses - 70 -100 % 460 -100 %
FDIC Premiums 349 319 9 % 541 -35 %
FDIC Clawback Liability 1,576 - NA - NA
Non-covered OREO & Repossession Expenses 159 559 -72 % 555 -71 %
Covered OREO & Repossession Expense 572 501 14 % 1,089 -47 %
Other         2,196         2,195       0 %       2,333       -6 %
Total Noninterest Expense 14,293 13,807 4 % 14,251 0 %
 
Income Before Income Taxes 6,137 5,206 18 % 4,793 28 %
Provision for Income Taxes         1,898         1,581       20 %       1,085       75 %
Net Income 4,239 3,625 17 % 3,708 14 %
Preferred Dividends         -         -       NA       415       -100 %
Net Income Available to Common Shareholders       $ 4,239       $ 3,625       17 %     $ 3,293       29 %
Earnings per Common Share                                
Net Income per Share, Basic       $ 0.28       $ 0.24       17 %     $ 0.21       33 %
                                 
Net Income per Share, Diluted       $ 0.28       $ 0.24       17 %  

 
$ 0.21       33 %
 
Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding 15,366,000 15,343,000 15,317,000
Fully Diluted Average Common and Equivalent Shares Outstanding 15,400,000 15,391,000 15,491,000
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited)       For the Year Ended     One
($ in thousands, except per share data) December 31, Year
        2011     2010     Change
Interest Income    
Non-covered Loans $ 49,760 $ 53,414 -7 %
Covered Loans 34,819 19,173 82 %
Taxable Investment Securities 3,967 2,348 69 %
Tax Exempt Securities 902 716 26 %
Other         259         298     -13 %
Total Interest Income 89,707 75,949 18 %
 
Interest Expense
Deposits 9,492 11,091 -14 %
Other Borrowings - 243 -100 %
Junior Subordinated Debentures         489         496     -1 %
Total Interest Expense 9,981 11,830 -16 %
 
Net Interest Income 79,726 64,119 24 %
 
Provision for Loan Losses, Noncovered Loans 10,500 12,150 -14 %
Provision (Recovery) for Loan Losses, Covered Loans         (450 )       1,336     -134 %
Net Interest Income after Provision for Loan Losses 69,676 50,633 38 %
 
Noninterest Income
Service Charges and Fees 3,818 3,346 14 %
Electronic Banking Income 3,197 2,306 39 %
Investment Products 1,072 522 105 %
Bank Owned Life Insurance Income 311 226 38 %
Income from the Sale of Loans 1,197 1,134 6 %
SBA Premium Income 444 578 -23 %
Change in FDIC Indemnification Asset (9,232 ) 1,884 -590 %
Gain on Disposition of Covered Assets 6,312 1,840 243 %
Bargain Purchase Gain on Acquisition - 19,925 -100 %
Other Income         2,093         1,770     18 %
Total Noninterest Income 9,212 33,531 -73 %
 
Noninterest Expense
Compensation and Employee Benefits 27,496 23,527 17 %
Occupancy and Equipment 6,553 5,631 16 %
Office Supplies and Printing 1,665 1,594 4 %
Data Processing 1,916 1,434 34 %
Consulting and Professional Fees 1,152 891 29 %
Intangible Amortization 622 672 -7 %
Merger Related Expenses 324 2,113 -85 %
FDIC Premiums 1,818 1,609 13 %
FDIC Clawback Liability 1,576 - NA
Non-covered OREO & Repossession Expenses 1,358 1,196 14 %
Covered OREO & Repossession Expenses 2,192 1,240 77 %
Other         9,153         6,890     33 %
Total Noninterest Expense 55,825 46,797 19 %
 
Income Before Income Taxes 23,063 37,367 -38 %
Provision for Income Taxes         7,111         11,797     -40 %
Net Income 15,952 25,570 -38 %
Preferred Dividends         1,084         1,659     -35 %
Net Income Available to Common Shareholders       $ 14,868       $ 23,911     -38 %
Earnings per Common Share                    
Net Income per Share, Basic       $ 0.97       $ 1.56     -38 %
                     
Net Income per Share, Diluted       $ 0.97       $ 1.55     -37 %
 
Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding 15,329,000 15,307,000
Fully Diluted Average Common and Equivalent Shares Outstanding 15,393,000 15,465,000
 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited)
              Three         One
($ in thousands except per share data) December 31, September 30, Month December 31, Year
        2011     2011     Change     2010     Change
Assets
Cash and Due from Banks $ 25,399 $ 25,051 1 % $ 19,766 28 %
Interest-Bearing Deposits with Banks 80,514 90,787 -11 % 61,186 32 %
Fed Funds Sold         -         -       NA       735       -100 %
Total Cash and Cash Equivalents 105,913 115,838 -9 % 81,687 30 %
 
Investment Securities Available for Sale 297,874 278,361 7 % 199,556 49 %
 
FHLB Stock 7,576 7,576 0 % 7,576 0 %
 
Loans Held for Sale 22,421 10,338 117 % 10,976 104 %
 
Loans Receivable 812,830 821,635 -1 % 834,293 -3 %
Less: Allowance for Loan Losses         (18,032 )       (18,936 )     -5 %       (18,812 )     -4 %
Non-covered Loans, Net 794,798 802,699 -1 % 815,481 -3 %
 
Covered Loans, Net Allowance for Loan Losses 268,211 276,448 -3 % 364,817 -26 %
Premises and Equipment, Net 37,492 37,207 1 % 37,847 -1 %
Bank Owned Life Insurance 17,513 17,447 0 % 17,202 2 %
Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, net 6,918 7,066 -2 % 7,540 -8 %
Other Real Estate Owned 1,976 2,470 -20 % 4,122 -52 %
Covered Other Real Estate Owned 26,622 25,773 3 % 29,766 -11 %
FDIC Indemnification Asset 65,586 78,298 -16 % 107,896 -39 %
Other Assets         17,713         19,293       -8 %       20,021       -12 %
Total Assets       $ 1,670,613       $ 1,678,814       0 %     $ 1,704,487       -2 %
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Deposits:
Noninterest-Bearing Demand $ 219,250 $ 211,403 4 % $ 184,098 19 %
NOW Accounts 276,288 257,506 7 % 206,717 34 %
Money Market 327,256 336,680 -3 % 341,211 -4 %
Savings 99,882 98,974 1 % 94,235 6 %
Time Deposits         543,668         575,585       -6 %       665,959       -18 %
Total Deposits 1,466,344 1,480,148 -1 % 1,492,220 -2 %
 
Junior Subordinated Debentures 25,774 25,774 0 % 25,774 0 %
Other Liabilities         7,744         6,141       26 %       4,847       60 %
Total Liabilities 1,499,862 1,512,063 -1 % 1,522,841 -2 %
 

Shareholders' Equity:

Preferred Stock, no par value, 26,380 shares authorized

Series A (Liquidation preference $1,000 per shares); no

shares issued and outstanding at 12/31/11 and 9/30/11

and 26,380 at 12/31/10
- - NA 25,334 -100 %
Common Stock (no par value)
Authorized 35,000,000 Shares:
Issued and Outstanding 15,398,197 at 12/31/11,
15,357,466 at 9/30/11 and 15,321,227 at 12/31/10 84,564 84,209 0 % 85,264 -1 %
Retained Earnings 83,107 79,636 4 % 71,307 17 %
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)         3,080         2,906       6 %       (259 )     -1289 %
Total Shareholders' Equity         170,751         166,751       2 %       181,646       -6 %
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity       $ 1,670,613       $ 1,678,814       0 %     $ 1,704,487       -2 %
 

FINANCIAL STATISTICS (unaudited)
      Quarter Ended     Quarter Ended     Quarter Ended     Quarter Ended     Year Ended
($ in thousands, except per share data) December 31, September 30, June 30, December 31, December 31,
        2011     2011     2011     2010     2011     2010

Revenues (1) (2)
$ 22,562 $ 21,765 $ 22,365 $ 24,128 $ 89,959     $ 98,568
 

Averages
Total Assets $ 1,670,572 $ 1,687,418 $ 1,680,799 $ 1,750,119 $ 1,681,254 $ 1,483,084
Non-covered Loans and Loans Held for Sale 830,519 828,367 833,562 845,794 831,997 834,668
Covered Loans 274,463 287,232 318,507 371,112 307,836 226,852
Interest Earning Assets 1,488,674 1,485,875 1,467,262 1,512,109 1,475,835 1,327,871
Deposits 1,472,059 1,491,112 1,490,227 1,532,872 1,487,149 1,272,296
Common Shareholders' Equity $ 166,933 $ 163,486 $ 158,604 $ 154,377 $ 162,065 $ 141,726
 

Financial Ratios
Return on Average Assets, Annualized 1.01 % 0.85 % 0.96 % 0.84 % 0.95 % 1.72 %
Return on Average Common Equity, Annualized (3) 10.07 % 8.80 % 10.15 % 8.46 % 9.17 % 16.87 %
Efficiency Ratio (2) 63.35 % 63.44 % 61.13 % 59.06 % 62.06 % 47.48 %
Yield on Earning Assets (2) 6.21 % 6.08 % 6.12 % 5.98 % 6.15 % 5.79 %
Cost of Interest Bearing Liabilities 0.67 % 0.74 % 0.81 % 0.82 % 0.76 % 1.03 %
Net Interest Spread 5.54 % 5.34 % 5.31 % 5.16 % 5.39 % 4.76 %
Net Interest Margin (2) 5.63 % 5.43 % 5.39 % 5.24 % 5.47 % 4.90 %
 
Tangible Book Value Per Share (4) $ 10.64 $ 10.40 $ 10.04 $ 9.71 $ 10.64 $ 9.71
Tangible Common Equity (4) 9.85 % 9.55 % 9.23 % 8.77 % 9.85 % 8.77 %
 
December 31, September 30, June 30, December 31, Regulatory Requirements
Adequately- Well-
        2011     2011     2011     2010 capitalized     capitalized
Period End
Total Risk-Based Capital Ratio - Consolidated (5) 20.34 % 19.43 % 19.50 % 20.96 % 8.00 % N/A
Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital Ratio - Consolidated (5) 19.08 % 18.17 % 18.24 % 19.70 % 4.00 % N/A
Tier 1 Leverage Ratio - Consolidated (5)         11.46 %       10.82 %       10.67 %       11.42 % 4.00 % N/A
Total Risk-Based Capital Ratio - Whidbey Island Bank (5) 19.09 % 18.82 % 18.90 % 20.78 % 8.00 % 10.00 %
Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital Ratio - Whidbey Island Bank (5) 17.84 % 17.56 % 17.65 % 19.52 % 4.00 % 6.00 %
Tier 1 Leverage Ratio - Whidbey Island Bank (5)         10.77 %       10.46 %       10.31 %       11.30 % 4.00 % 5.00 %
 
(1) Revenues is the fully tax-equivalent net interest income before provision for loan losses plus noninterest income.

(2) Fully tax-equivalent is a non-GAAP performance measurement that management believes provides investors with a more accurate picture of the net interest margin, revenues and efficiency ratio for comparative purposes. The calculation involves grossing up interest income on tax-exempt loans and investments by an amount that makes it comparable to taxable income.
(3) Return on average common equity is adjusted for preferred stock dividends.
(4) Please see the reconciliations of shareholders' equity to tangible common equity and total assets to tangible assets, and the related measures that appear elsewhere in this release.
(5) Capital ratios for the most recent period are an estimate pending filing of the Company's regulatory reports.
 
                           

NON-COVERED ASSET QUALITY (unaudited)
      Quarter Ended     Quarter Ended     Quarter Ended     Year Ended
($ in thousands, except per share data) December 31, September 30, December 31, December 31,
        2011     2011     2010     2011     2010
Allowance for Non-Covered Loan Losses Activity:    
Balance at Beginning of Period $ 18,936 $ 19,407 $ 17,936 $ 18,812 $ 16,212
Indirect Loans:
Charge-offs (324 ) (260 ) (541 ) (1,208 ) (1,691 )
Recoveries         110         91         182         582         737  
Indirect Net Charge-offs (214 ) (169 ) (359 ) (626 ) (954 )
 
Other Loans:
Charge-offs (2,872 ) (3,317 ) (2,384 ) (11,733 ) (9,088 )
Recoveries         182         515         119         1,079         492  
Other Net charge-offs (2,690 ) (2,802 ) (2,265 ) (10,654 ) (8,596 )
 
Total Net Charge-offs (2,904 ) (2,971 ) (2,624 ) (11,280 ) (9,550 )
Provision for loan losses, non-covered loans         2,000         2,500         3,500         10,500         12,150  
Balance at End of Period       $ 18,032       $ 18,936       $ 18,812       $ 18,032       $ 18,812  
 
Net Charge-offs to Average Loans:
Indirect Loans Net Charge-Offs, to Avg Indirect Loans, Annualized (1) 1.00 % 0.79 % 1.55 % 0.71 % 0.77 %
Other Loans Net Charge-Offs, to Avg Other Loans, Annualized (1) 1.46 % 1.50 % 1.21 % 1.44 % 1.18 %
Net Charge-offs to Average Total Loans (1) 1.41 % 1.43 % 1.25 % 1.37 % 1.15 %
 
December 31, September 30, December 31,
        2011     2011     2010

Nonperforming Non-Covered Assets
Nonperforming Non-Covered Loans (2) $ 22,100 $ 26,850 $ 25,846
Non-Covered Other Real Estate Owned         1,976         2,470         4,122  
Total Nonperforming Non-Covered Assets       $ 24,076       $ 29,320       $ 29,968  
Nonperforming Non-Covered Loans to Total Non-Covered Loans (1) 2.72 % 3.27 % 3.10 %
Nonperforming Non-Covered Assets to Total Assets 1.44 % 1.75 % 1.76 %
Allowance for Loan Losses to Nonperforming Non-Covered Loans 81.59 % 70.52 % 72.78 %
Allowance for Loan Losses to Non-Covered Loans 2.22 % 2.30 % 2.25 %
 

Non-Covered Loan Composition
Commercial $ 150,386 $ 148,525 $ 145,319
Real Estate Mortgages
One-to-Four Family Residential 40,331 42,965 46,717
Commercial 370,782 359,933 348,548
Real Estate Construction
One-to-Four Family Residential 58,810 66,414 72,945
Commercial 31,546 36,743 42,664
Consumer
Indirect 80,396 83,921 90,231
Direct 78,726 81,067 85,665
Deferred Fees         1,853         2,067         2,204  
Total Non-Covered Loans       $ 812,830       $ 821,635       $ 834,293  
 

Time Deposit Composition
Time Deposits $100,000 and more $ 229,741 $ 240,818 $ 277,870
All other time deposits 305,753 326,854 378,883
Brokered Deposits
CDARS (Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service) 8,174 7,913 9,206
Non-CDARS         -         -         -  
Total Time Deposits       $ 543,668       $ 575,585       $ 665,959  
 
(1) Excludes Loans Held for Sale.
(2) Nonperforming loans includes nonaccrual loans plus accruing loans 90 or more days past due.
 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP) this press release presents certain non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with information useful in understanding the Company's financial performance; however, readers of this report are urged to review these non-GAAP measures in conjunction with the GAAP results as reported.

Operating earnings are not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP. However, management believes that operating earnings are an important indication of our ability to generate earnings through the Company's fundamental banking business. Since operating earnings exclude the effects of certain items that are unusual and/or difficult to predict, management believes that operating earnings provide useful supplemental information to both management and investors in evaluating the Company's financial results.

Operating earnings should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income. Cash flows from operating activities, or other income or cash flow statement data calculated in accordance with GAAP. Moreover, the manner in which the Company calculates operating earnings may differ from that of other companies reporting measures with similar names.

The following table provides the reconciliation of the Company's GAAP earnings to operating earnings (non-GAAP) for the periods presented:
      Quarter Ended     For the Year Ended
December 31,     September 30,     December 31, December 31,
        2011     2011     2010     2011     2010
   
GAAP Earnings Available to Common Shareholders $ 4,239 $ 3,625 $ 3,293 $ 14,868 $ 23,911
Provision for Income Taxes   1,898       1,581       1,085       7,111       11,797  
GAAP Earnings Available to Common Shareholders before Provision for Income Taxes 6,137 5,206 4,378 21,979 35,708
Adjustments to GAAP Earnings Available to Common Shareholders
Gain on Acquisitions - - - - (19,925 )
Acquisition-Related Costs - 70 460 324 2,113
Accelerated Accretion of Remaining Preferred Stock Discount         -       -       -       1,046       -  
Operating Earnings Before Taxes 6,137 5,276 4,838 23,349 17,896
Provision for Income Taxes         1,898       1,606       1,246       7,224       5,563  
Net Operating Earnings       $ 4,239     $ 3,671     $ 3,592     $ 16,124     $ 12,333  
 
Diluted GAAP Earnings per Common Share $ 0.28 $ 0.24 $ 0.21 $ 0.97 $ 1.55
Diluted Operating Earnings per Common Share $ 0.28 $ 0.24 $ 0.23 $ 1.05 $ 0.80
 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Tangible common equity, tangible assets and tangible book value per common share are not measures that are calculated in accordance with GAAP. However, management uses these non-GAAP measures in their analysis of the Company's performance. Management believes that these non-GAAP measures are an important indication of the Company's ability to grow both organically and through business combinations, and, with respect to tangible common equity, the Company's ability to pay dividends and to engage in various capital management strategies.

Neither tangible common equity, tangible assets and tangible book value per common share should be considered in isolation or as a substitute for common shareholders' equity or book value per common share or any other measure calculated in accordance with GAAP. Moreover, the manner in which the Company calculates tangible common equity, tangible assets and tangible book value per share may differ from that of other companies reporting measures with similar names.

The following table provides the reconciliation of the Company's shareholders' equity (GAAP) to tangible common equity (non-GAAP) and total assets (GAAP) to tangible assets (non-GAAP) for the periods presented:
      December 31,     September 30,     December 31,
($ in thousands, except per share data)       2011     2011     2010
 
Total Shareholders' Equity $ 170,751 $ 166,751 $ 181,646
Adjustments to Shareholders' Equity
Preferred Stock - - (25,334 )
Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, net (1)         (6,918 )       (7,066 )       (7,540 )
Tangible Common Equity 163,833 159,685 148,772
 
Total Assets $ 1,670,613 $ 1,678,814 $ 1,704,487
Adjustments to Total Assets
Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, net (1)         (6,918 )       (7,066 )       (7,540 )
Tangible Assets 1,663,695 1,671,748 1,696,947
 
Common Shares Outstanding at Period End 15,398,197 15,357,466 15,321,227
 
Tangible Common Equity 9.85 % 9.55 % 8.77 %
Tangible Book Value per Common Share $ 10.64 $ 10.40 $ 9.71
 
(1) Goodwill and Other intangible assets, net excludes mortgage servicing rights

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