Northfield Bancorp, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2016 Results

NOTABLE ITEMS INCLUDE:
  • ACQUISITION OF HOPEWELL VALLEY COMMUNITY BANK (HOPEWELL VALLEY) COMPLETED DURING THE QUARTER, WHICH ADDED TOTAL ASSETS OF $500.0 MILLION, LOANS OF $342.6 MILLION, AND DEPOSITS OF $456.2 MILLION
  • NET INCOME OF $3.7 MILLION INCLUDED MERGER RELATED EXPENSES OF $1.9 MILLION, AFTER TAX, COMPARED TO NET INCOME OF $5.0 MILLION FOR THE COMPARABLE PRIOR YEAR QUARTER
  • NET INTEREST INCOME INCREASED 23.7% OVER THE COMPARABLE PRIOR YEAR QUARTER AND 16.5% OVER THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2015, DRIVEN BY HIGHER LEVELS OF INTEREST EARNING ASSETS
  • NET INTEREST MARGIN INCREASED TO 2.95% FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2016, FROM 2.85% FOR THE COMPARABLE PRIOR YEAR QUARTER AND 2.84% FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2015
  • ASSET QUALITY REMAINS STRONG WITH NONPERFORMING ASSETS TO TOTAL ASSETS AT 0.29% 
  • CAPITAL REMAINS STRONG AT 16.6% 
  • CASH DIVIDEND INCREASES BY OVER 14% TO $0.08 PER SHARE, PAYABLE MAY 25, 2016, TO STOCKHOLDERS OF RECORD AS OF MAY 11, 2016

WOODBRIDGE, N.J., April 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC. (Nasdaq:NFBK), the holding company for Northfield Bank, reported diluted earnings per common share of $0.08 for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, compared to diluted earnings per common share of $0.11 for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.  Earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, included merger-related expenses related to the acquisition of Hopewell Valley of approximately $1.9 million, net of tax, or $0.05 per basic share and $0.04 per diluted share. 

John W. Alexander, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "The first quarter of 2016 was highlighted by our successful acquisition of Hopewell Valley Community Bank, as well as the successful integration of their operating systems this April.  Hopewell Valley customers now have access to all of our products and services.  Additionally, all Northfield customers, including those in the Hopewell Valley region, may satisfy their banking needs via our online mobile banking applications, via telephone banking, or at any of our 39 branches located in New Jersey, Staten Island, or Brooklyn."  Mr. Alexander continued, "Our first quarter results reflect the positive effect of Hopewell Valley on our already solid financial performance, and although we have experienced a slowing of the growth rate in loans and deposits in the first quarter of 2016, as compared to the same period in 2015, we remain confident that we will continue to have opportunities to prudently deploy our Company's significant capital in 2016."

Mr. Alexander further noted, "I'm pleased to announce that based on our consistently strong earnings and strong capital, the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share, an increase of over 14%.  The dividend will be payable on May 25, 2016, to stockholders of record on May 11, 2016."

Results of Operations

Comparison of Operating Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2016 and 2015

Net income was $3.7 million and $5.0 million for the quarters ended March 31, 2016, and March 31, 2015, respectively.  Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, included merger-related expenses of $3.2 million ($1.9 million after tax) related to the acquisition of Hopewell Valley Community Bank (Hopewell Valley), which was completed on January 8, 2016.  Other significant variances from the comparable prior year period are as follows: a $4.7 million increase in net interest income, a $331,000 decrease in the provision for loan losses, a $125,000 increase in non-interest income, a $7.2 million increase in non-interest expense, and a $657,000 decrease in income tax expense. 

Net interest income for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, increased $4.7 million, or 23.7%, primarily due to a $535.5 million, or 18.8%, increase in our average interest-earning assets and a 10 basis point increase in our net interest margin to 2.95%.  The increase in average interest-earning assets was primarily attributable to an increase in average loans outstanding of $707.3 million, partially offset by a decrease in average mortgage-backed securities of $149.6 million and other securities of $18.0 million.  The increase in average loans was primarily due to organic growth as well as $317.4 million of loans (based on outstanding average balances) acquired from Hopewell Valley.  The quarter ended March 31, 2016 included loan prepayment income of $244,000 as compared to $562,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.  Yields earned on interest-earning assets increased six basis points to 3.59% for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, from 3.53% for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.  The cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased six basis points to 0.83% for the current quarter as compared to 0.89% for the comparable prior year quarter, primarily due to lower rates on certificates of deposits, partially offset by higher rates on other interest-bearing deposits and borrowed funds.

The provision for loan losses decreased by $331,000 to a recovery of $131,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, from a provision of $200,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, primarily due to an improvement in the collateral values of our impaired loans, an overall improvement in asset quality, and to a lesser extent lower originated loan growth in the quarter ended March 31, 2016, as compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2015.  Loans acquired from Hopewell Valley were valued at an estimated fair value on the date of acquisition, with no initial related allowance for loan losses.  Net charge-offs were $261,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, compared to net charge-offs of $594,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.  Net charge-offs in the quarter ended March 31, 2015, were primarily related to five previously impaired loans to one borrower that were restructured during the first quarter of 2015 and subsequently sold in the fourth quarter of 2015.  These loans had existing specific reserves associated with them that adequately covered the charge-offs, resulting in no material effect on the provision for loan losses for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Non-interest income increased $125,000, or 5.9%, to $2.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, from $2.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, due to increases in fees and service charges for customers of $273,000 and income on bank owned life insurance of $48,000, partially offset by decreases in gains on securities transactions, net, of $59,000, and other income of $137,000.  The decrease in other income was due to a realized gain of $129,000 on the sale of an other real estate owned (OREO) property in the first quarter of 2015.

Non-interest expense increased $7.2 million, or 50.3%, to $21.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, from $14.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 primarily due to: (1) a $4.1 million increase in compensation and employee benefits due to charges of $2.0 million related to severance, retention, and change-in-control compensation associated with the Hopewell Valley acquisition, increased salary and benefit expenses attributable to the addition of Hopewell Valley employees and general merit-related salary increases, and an increase in stock compensation expense related to the 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (2014 EIP); (2) a $449,000 increase in occupancy expense due to the addition of nine Hopewell Valley branches; (3) an $882,000 increase in data processing costs, of which approximately $650,000 was due to conversion costs associated with the Hopewell Valley acquisition; (4) an increase in professional fees of $667,000, of which $557,000 was related to the Hopewell Valley acquisition; and (5) a $1.0 million increase in other expense, primarily due to an increase in Directors' equity awards associated with the 2014 EIP.

The Company recorded income tax expense of $1.9 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, compared to $2.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.  The effective tax rate for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, was 34.5% compared to 34.1% for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Comparison of Operating Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2016, and December 31, 2015

Net income was $3.7 million and $5.6 million for the quarters ended March 31, 2016, and December 31, 2015, respectively.  Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, included merger-related expenses of $3.2 million ($1.9 million after tax) related to the acquisition of Hopewell Valley.  Other significant variances from the prior quarter are as follows: a $3.5 million increase in net interest income, a $107,000 increase in non-interest income, a $7.1 million increase in non-interest expense, and a $1.5 million decrease in income tax expense. 

Net interest income for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, increased $3.5 million, or 16.5%, due primarily to a $410.4 million, or 13.8%, increase in our average interest-earning assets and an 11 basis point increase in our net interest margin to 2.95%.  The increase in average interest-earning assets was primarily attributable to increases in average loans outstanding of $369.8 million, average other securities of $35.0 million, and average interest-earning deposits in financial institutions of $27.3 million, partially offset by a decrease in average mortgage-backed securities of $23.7 million.  The increase in average loans outstanding was largely due to the addition of loans acquired from Hopewell Valley.  The March 31, 2016 quarter included loan prepayment income of $244,000 as compared to $390,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.  Yields earned on interest-earning assets increased six basis points to 3.59% for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, as compared to 3.53% for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.  Also contributing to the increase in net interest income was a decrease in the cost of interest-bearing liabilities of five basis points to 0.83% for the current quarter as compared to 0.88% for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, primarily due to lower rates on certificates of deposits and borrowed funds, partially offset by higher rates on other interest-bearing deposits.

The Company recorded recovery of loan losses of $131,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 and $119,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.  The increase in recovery for loan losses was largely due to an improvement in the collateral values of our impaired loans, as well as an overall improvement in asset quality.  Loans acquired from Hopewell Valley were valued at an estimated fair value on the date of acquisition, with no initial related allowance for loan losses.  Net charge-offs were $261,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, compared to net charge-offs of $766,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.  Net charge-offs in the fourth quarter of 2015 were primarily related to the aforementioned five previously impaired loans to one borrower that were restructured during the first quarter of 2015 and subsequently sold in the fourth quarter of 2015.  These loans had existing specific reserves associated with them that adequately covered the charge-offs, resulting in no material effect on the provision for loan losses for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.

Non-interest income increased $107,000, or 5.0%, to $2.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, from $2.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, due to increases in fees and service charges for customers of $201,000 and income on bank owned life insurance of $51,000, partially offset by decreases in other income of $152,000.   The decrease in other income was due to a realized gain of $152,000 on the sale of an OREO property in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Non-interest expense increased $7.1 million, or 48.8%, to $21.5 million, for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, from $14.4 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, primarily due to merger-related and other non-interest expense items discussed above.

The Company recorded income tax expense of $1.9 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, compared to $3.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.  The effective tax rate for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, was 34.5%, as compared to 38.4% for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, the lower expense and rate being primarily due to lower pre-tax income and lower non-deductible merger-related costs for the quarter ended March 31, 2016, as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2015.

Financial Condition

Total assets increased $470.0 million, or 14.7%, to $3.67 billion at March 31, 2016, from $3.20 billion at December 31, 2015, primarily due to $500.0 million of total assets acquired from the Hopewell Valley acquisition.

Loans held-for-investment, net, increased $359.2 million to $2.73 billion at March 31, 2016, from $2.37 billion at December 31, 2015 primarily due to the addition of $342.6 million of loans acquired from Hopewell Valley.

Originated loans held-for-investment, net, totaled $1.96 billion at March 31, 2016, as compared to $1.93 billion at December 31, 2015.  The increase was primarily due to an increase in multifamily real estate loans of $33.7 million, or 2.6%.  The following table details our multifamily real estate originations for the three months ended March 31, 2016 (dollars in thousands): 
  Originations     Weighted Average Interest Rate   Weighted Average Loan-to-Value Ratio   Weighted Average Months to Next Rate Change or Maturity for Fixed Rate Loans   (F)ixed or (V)ariable   Amortization Term
$ 50,287       3.50 %     57 %   87   V   30 Years
2,675       3.96 %     36 %   181   F   15 Years
$ 52,962       3.53 %     56 %            

Purchased credit-impaired (PCI) loans totaled $37.6 million at March 31, 2016, as compared to $33.1 million at December 31, 2015, and include $5.7 million of PCI loans acquired as part of the Hopewell Valley acquisition.  The remaining $31.9 million of PCI loans were primarily acquired as part of a transaction with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  The Company accreted interest income of $1.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, compared to $1.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

The Company's available-for-sale securities portfolio totaled $544.9 million at March 31, 2016, compared to $541.6 million at December 31, 2015.  The increase was largely due to $61.7 million of securities acquired from Hopewell Valley (of which $30.4 million remained at March 31, 2016), partially offset by sales, maturities and paydowns.  At March 31, 2016, $515.1 million of the portfolio consisted of residential mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or Ginnie Mae.  In addition, the Company held $11.2 million in corporate bonds, all of which were considered investment grade at March 31, 2016, U.S. Treasury securities of $9.1 million, and other securities of $9.5 million (including $1.2 million of equity investments in money market mutual funds).

Interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions totaled $95.9 million at March 31, 2016, as compared to $36.5 million at December 31, 2015.  The increase was primarily due to $57.5 million of interest-bearing deposits acquired from Hopewell Valley.  

Total liabilities increased $421.1 million, or 15.9%, to $3.06 billion at March 31, 2016, from $2.64 billion at December 31, 2015.  The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in deposits of $490.8 million, partially offset by decreases in securities sold under agreements to repurchase of $51.0 million and other borrowings of $27.9 million.  The increase in deposits was primarily due to $456.2 million of deposits acquired from Hopewell Valley.

Deposits increased $490.8 million, or 23.9%, to $2.54 billion at March 31, 2016, as compared to $2.05 billion at December 31, 2015, and included $445.5 million of deposits acquired from Hopewell Valley at March 31, 2016.  The increase was attributable to increases of $98.5 million in certificates of deposit accounts, $69.3 million in savings accounts, $130.2 million in money market accounts and $192.8 million in transaction accounts.  

Borrowings and securities sold under agreements to repurchase decreased by $78.9 million, or 14.1%, to $479.2 million at March 31, 2016, from $558.1 million at December 31, 2015.  Management utilizes borrowings to mitigate interest rate risk, for short-term liquidity, and to a lesser extent as part of leverage strategies.  The following is a table of term borrowing maturities (excluding capitalized leases and overnight borrowings) and the weighted average rate by year at March 31, 2016 (dollars in thousands):
                          Year                           Amount   Weighted Average Rate
2016   $ 57,910       1.74 %  
2017     165,003       1.22 %
2018     142,715       1.66 %
2019     58,502       1.69 %
2020     45,000       1.79 %
    $ 469,130       1.53 %

Total stockholders' equity increased by $49.0 million to $608.7 million at March 31, 2016, from $559.8 million at December 31, 2015.  This increase was primarily attributable to common stock issued for the purchase of Hopewell Valley.  The Company issued 2,707,381 shares of common stock in the Hopewell Valley acquisition at a price of $15.41, which resulted in an increase in equity of $41.7 million.  To a lesser extent, net income earned for the period and an increase in unrealized gains on our securities-available-for sale portfolio, partially offset by dividends paid to stockholders, also contributed to the increase in stockholders' equity.

Asset Quality

The following table details total originated and acquired (but excluding PCI) non-accruing loans, non-performing loans, non-performing assets, troubled debt restructurings on which interest is accruing, and accruing loans 30 to 89 days delinquent at March 31, 2016, and December 31, 2015 (dollars in thousands):
  March 31, 2016   December 31, 2015
Non-accrual loans:      
Real estate loans:      
Commercial $ 7,714     $ 5,232  
One-to-four family residential 1,655     2,574  
Construction and land     113  
Multifamily 466     559  
Home equity and lines of credit 225     329  
Commercial and industrial 65      
Total non-accrual loans: 10,125     8,807  
Loans delinquent 90 days or more and still accruing:      
Real estate loans:      
Commercial 457      
One-to-four family residential 14      
Commercial and industrial 14     15  
Total loans delinquent 90 days or more and still accruing 485     15  
Total non-performing loans 10,610     8,822  
Other real estate owned 45     45  
Total non-performing assets 10,655     8,867  
Non-performing loans to total loans held-for-investment, net 0.39 %   0.37 %
Non-performing assets to total assets 0.29 %   0.28 %
Loans subject to restructuring agreements and still accruing 23,577     22,284  
Accruing loans 30 to 89 days delinquent 16,423     21,620  

The increase in non-accrual loans is primarily attributable to one commercial real estate loan with a balance of $3.4 million, which migrated from accruing loans 30 to 89 days delinquent at December 31, 2015 to non-accrual loans 90 days or more delinquent.  At March 31, 2016 this loan was classified as impaired, with a related specific reserve of $326,000.  The loan is adequately covered by collateral with a recent appraised fair value of $3.7 million and although timing of collection is uncertain, management believes that the loan is well secured and collectible.

Accruing Loans 30 to 89 Days Delinquent

Loans 30 to 89 days delinquent and on accrual status totaled $16.4 million and $21.6 million at March 31, 2016, and December 31, 2015, respectively.  The following table sets forth delinquencies for accruing loans by type and by amount at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015 (dollars in thousands):     
  March 31, 2016   December 31, 2015
Real estate loans:      
Commercial $ 7,262     $ 13,957  
One-to-four family residential 4,460     4,209  
Multifamily 2,616     2,965  
Construction and land 1,385      
Home equity and lines of credit 559     374  
Commercial and industrial loans 123     104  
Other loans 18     11  
Total delinquent accruing loans $ 16,423     $ 21,620  

The decrease in the delinquent loans is primarily attributable to one commercial real estate loan with a balance of $5.6 million at December 31, 2015 which was 31 days delinquent, and became current during the first quarter of 2016.  This loan had a balance of $5.7 million at March 31, 2016, is classified as impaired, and adequately covered by collateral with a recent appraised value of $9.3 million.

PCI Loans (Held-for-Investment)

At March 31, 2016, 4.1% of PCI loans were past due 30 to 89 days, and 28.8% were past due 90 days or more, as compared to 7.9% and 21.4%, respectively, at December 31, 2015.  The increase in the 90 day or more category was due to the addition of Hopewell Valley PCI loans.  

About Northfield Bank

Northfield Bank, founded in 1887, operates 39 full-service banking offices in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York, and Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer, and Union counties, New Jersey. For more information about Northfield Bank, please visit www.eNorthfield.com

Forward-Looking Statements: This release may contain certain "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and may be identified by the use of such words as "may," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "plan," "estimate," "predict," "continue," and "potential" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology.  Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, estimates with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of Northfield Bancorp, Inc.  Any or all of the forward-looking statements in this release and in any other public statements made by Northfield Bancorp, Inc. may turn out to be wrong.  They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions Northfield Bancorp, Inc. might make or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties as described in our SEC filings, including, but not limited to, those related to general economic conditions, particularly in the market areas in which the Company operates, competition among depository and other financial institutions, changes in laws or government regulations or policies affecting financial institutions, including changes in regulatory fees and capital requirements, inflation and changes in the interest rate environment that reduce our margins or reduce the fair value of financial instruments, our ability to successfully integrate acquired entities, and adverse changes in the securities markets.  Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed.  Northfield Bancorp, Inc. does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release, or conform these statements to actual events.

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NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC.
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL AND OTHER DATA
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) (unaudited)
 
  At or For the Three Months Ended
  March 31,   December 31,
  2016   2015   2015
Selected Financial Ratios:          
Performance Ratios (1):          
Return on assets (ratio of net income to average total assets) (8),(9) 0.41 %   0.66 %   0.69 %
Return on equity (ratio of net income to average equity) (8),(9) 2.44     3.44     3.94  
Average equity to average total assets 16.69     19.30     17.58  
Interest rate spread 2.76     2.64     2.65  
Net interest margin 2.95     2.85     2.84  
Efficiency ratio (2) (10) 79.75     64.74     61.87  
Non-interest expense to average total assets (10) 2.39     1.90     1.80  
Non-interest expense to average total interest-earning assets (10) 2.56     2.04     1.93  
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 128.05     131.25     127.77  
Asset Quality Ratios:          
Non-performing assets to total assets 0.29     0.48     0.28  
Non-performing loans (3) to total loans (4) 0.39     0.70     0.37  
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans held-for-investment (5) 229.77     183.91     280.78  
Allowance for loan losses to originated loans held-for-investment, net (6) 1.20     1.50     1.24  
Allowance for loan losses to total loans held-for-investment, net (7) 0.89     1.29     1.04  
 
(1)  Annualized when appropriate.
(2)  The efficiency ratio represents non-interest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and non-interest income.
(3)  Non-performing loans consist of non-accruing loans and loans 90 days or more past due and still accruing (excluding PCI loans), and are included in total loans held-for-investment, net, and non-performing loans held-for-sale.
(4)  Includes originated loans held-for-investment, PCI loans, acquired loans and non-performing loans held-for-sale (where applicable).
(5)  Excludes nonperforming loans held-for-sale (where applicable), carried at lower of cost or estimated fair value, less costs to sell.
(6)  Excludes PCI loans, acquired loans held-for-investment and loans held-for-sale (where applicable) and related reserve balances.
(7)  Includes PCI and acquired loans held-for-investment.
(8)  The quarter ended March 31, 2016 includes charges of $1.9 million, net of tax, associated with the acquisition of Hopewell Valley.
(9)  The quarter ended December 31, 2015 includes charges of $574,000, net of tax, associated with the acquisition of Hopewell Valley.
(10) The quarter ended March 31, 2016 includes pre-tax charges of $3.2 million associated with the acquisition of Hopewell Valley.

NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts) (unaudited)
 
  March 31, 2016   December 31, 2015
ASSETS:      
Cash and due from banks $ 18,732     $ 15,324  
Interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions 95,921     36,529  
Total cash and cash equivalents 114,653     51,853  
Trading securities 7,113     6,713  
Securities available-for-sale, at estimated fair value 544,927     541,595  
Securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost 10,298     10,346  
(estimated fair value of $10,546 at March 31, 2016 and $10,368 at December 31, 2015)      
Purchased credit-impaired (PCI) loans held-for-investment 37,647     33,115  
Loans acquired 730,764     409,015  
Originated loans held-for-investment, net 1,964,473     1,931,585  
Loans held-for-investment, net 2,732,884     2,373,715  
Allowance for loan losses (24,378 )   (24,770 )
Net loans held-for-investment 2,708,506     2,348,945  
Accrued interest receivable 9,227     8,263  
Bank owned life insurance 145,039     132,782  
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock, at cost 24,929     25,803  
Premises and equipment, net 28,845     23,643  
Goodwill (2) 38,381     16,159  
Other real estate owned 45     45  
Other assets 40,653     36,437  
Total assets $ 3,672,616     $ 3,202,584  
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:      
LIABILITIES:      
Deposits $ 2,543,765     $ 2,052,929  
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase 12,000     63,000  
Federal Home Loan Bank advances and other borrowings 467,186     495,129  
Advance payments by borrowers for taxes and insurance 12,966     10,862  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 27,964     20,885  
Total liabilities 3,063,881     2,642,805  
Total stockholders' equity 608,735     559,779  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 3,672,616     $ 3,202,584  
       
Total shares outstanding 48,362,056     45,565,540  
Tangible book value per share (1) $ 11.75     $ 11.93  
 
(1)  Tangible book value per share is calculated based on total stockholders' equity, excluding intangible assets (goodwill and core deposit intangibles), divided by total shares outstanding as of the balance sheet date. Core deposit intangibles were $2.1 million and $179,000 at March 31, 2016, and December 31, 2015, respectively, and are included in other assets.
 
(2)   The calculation of goodwill is subject to change for up to one year after the date of acquisition as additional information relative to the closing date estimates become available.  As the Company finalizes its review of the acquired assets and liabilities, certain adjustments to the recorded carrying values may be required, however the Company does not expect significant future adjustments to the recorded amounts at March 31, 2016.

NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts) (unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended
  March 31,   December 31,
  2016   2015   2015
Interest income:          
Loans $ 26,888     $ 20,666     $ 23,145  
Mortgage-backed securities 2,769     3,577     2,946  
Other securities 173     134     36  
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York dividends 277     343     244  
Deposits in other financial institutions 62     33     27  
Total interest income 30,169     24,753     26,398  
Interest expense:          
Deposits 3,424     2,074     3,050  
Borrowings 2,017     2,695     2,120  
Total interest expense 5,441     4,769     5,170  
Net interest income 24,728     19,984     21,228  
(Recovery)/provision for loan losses (131 )   200     (119 )
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 24,859     19,784     21,347  
Non-interest income:          
Fees and service charges for customer services 1,198     925     997  
Income on bank owned life insurance 989     941     938  
Gains (losses) on securities transactions, net 2     61     (5 )
Other 40     177     192  
Total non-interest income 2,229     2,104     2,122  
Non-interest expense:          
Compensation and employee benefits 11,699     7,557     7,254  
Occupancy 3,062     2,613     2,434  
Furniture and equipment 354     381     330  
Data processing 1,859     977     963  
Professional fees 1,241     574     791  
FDIC insurance 475     389     398  
Other 2,809     1,809     2,278  
Total non-interest expense 21,499     14,300     14,448  
Income before income tax expense 5,589     7,588     9,021  
Income tax expense 1,929     2,586     3,464  
Net income $ 3,660     $ 5,002     $ 5,557  
Net income per common share:          
Basic $ 0.08     $ 0.11     $ 0.13  
Diluted $ 0.08     $ 0.11     $ 0.13  
Basic average shares outstanding 43,919,402     43,751,218     41,373,788  
Diluted average shares outstanding 45,270,948     44,903,921     42,668,017  

NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC.
ANALYSIS OF NET INTEREST INCOME
(Dollars in thousands) (unaudited)
 
  For the Three Months Ended
  March 31, 2016   December 31, 2015   March 31, 2015
  Average Outstanding Balance   Interest   Average Yield/ Rate (1)   Average Outstanding Balance   Interest   Average Yield/ Rate (1)   Average Outstanding Balance   Interest   Average Yield/ Rate (1)
Interest-earning assets:                                  
Loans (2) $ 2,681,234     26,888     4.03 %   $ 2,311,467     $ 23,145     3.97 %   $ 1,973,914     $ 20,666     4.25 %
Mortgage-backed securities (3) 538,163     2,769     2.07     561,871     2,946     2.08     687,790     3,577     2.11  
Other securities (3) 53,068     173     1.31     18,107     36     0.79     71,080     134     0.76  
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock 25,180     277     4.42     23,128     244     4.19     29,321     343     4.74  
Interest-earning deposits in financial institutions 79,345     62     0.31     52,032     27     0.21     79,402     33     0.17  
Total interest-earning assets 3,376,990     30,169     3.59     2,966,605     26,398     3.53     2,841,507     24,753     3.53  
Non-interest-earning assets 240,976             218,125             216,919          
Total assets $ 3,617,966             $ 3,184,730             $ 3,058,426          
                                   
Interest-bearing liabilities:                                  
Savings, NOW, and money market accounts $ 1,532,914     $ 2,128     0.56   $ 1,249,719     $ 1,541     0.49 %   $ 1,030,664     $ 954     0.38 %
Certificates of deposit 588,442     1,296     0.89     559,019     1,509     1.07     396,505     1,120     1.15  
Total interest-bearing deposits 2,121,356     3,424     0.65     1,808,738     3,050     0.67     1,427,169     2,074     0.59  
Borrowed funds 515,791     2,017     1.57     513,136     2,120     1.64     737,869     2,695     1.48  
Total interest-bearing liabilities 2,637,147     5,441     0.83     2,321,874     5,170     0.88     2,165,038     4,769     0.89  
Non-interest bearing deposits 341,496             263,640             263,187          
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 35,309             39,282             39,920          
Total liabilities 3,013,952             2,624,796             2,468,145          
Stockholders' equity 604,014             559,934             590,281          
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 3,617,966             $ 3,184,730             $ 3,058,426          
                                   
Net interest income     $ 24,728             $ 21,228             $ 19,984      
Net interest rate spread (4)         2.76 %           2.65 %           2.64 %
Net interest-earning assets (5) $ 739,843             $ 644,731             $ 676,469          
Net interest margin (6)         2.95 %           2.84 %           2.85 %
Average interest-earning assets to interest-bearing liabilities         128.05 %           127.77 %           131.25 %
 
(1)  Average yields and rates are annualized.
(2)   Includes non-accruing loans.
(3)   Securities available-for-sale and other securities are reported at amortized cost.
(4)   Net interest rate spread represents the difference between the weighted average yield on interest-earning assets and the weighted average cost of interest-bearing liabilities.
(5)   Net interest-earning assets represent total interest-earning assets less total interest-bearing liabilities.
(6)  Net interest margin represents net interest income divided by average total interest-earning assets.

Company Contact:William R. JacobsChief Financial OfficerTel: (732) 499-7200 ext. 2519

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