Astoria Financial Corporation Reports Second Quarter Earnings Of $0.13 Per Common Share Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.04 Per Common Share Declared

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Astoria Financial Corporation (NYSE: AF) ("Astoria", the "Company"), the holding company for Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association ("Astoria Federal"), today reported net income available to common shareholders of $12.8 million, or $0.13 diluted earnings per common share ("diluted EPS"), for the quarters ended June 30, 2013 and 2012.  Included in the 2013 second quarter results is a $4.3 million prepayment charge ($2.8 million, or $0.03 per common share, after tax) for the early extinguishment of debt during the quarter in connection with the redemption of $125 million of capital securities. For the six months ended June 30, 2013, net income available to common shareholders totaled $26.7 million, or $0.27 diluted EPS, compared to $22.8 million, or $0.24 diluted EPS, for the comparable 2012 period.  Included in the 2012 six months results are net charges totaling $3.4 million ($2.2 million, or $0.02 per common share, after-tax), reported in the 2012 first quarter, representing severance related expenses associated with cost control initiatives implemented in the 2012 first quarter. 

Six Month Financial Highlights

Loan Portfolio Shift Continues:

  • Multifamily/commercial real estate ("MF/CRE") loan originations totaled $874.8 million.
  • MF/CRE loans continue to become a larger percentage of the loan portfolio, increasing to 30% of total loans at June 30, 2013 from 24% at December 31, 2012.

Greater Core Deposit Concentration:

  • Lower cost core deposits continue to become a larger percentage of total deposits, increasing to 65% of total deposits at June 30, 2013 from 62% at December 31, 2012.
  • Business deposits increased 29% from December 31, 2012 to $630.7 million at June 30, 2013.

Restructured Borrowings:

  • Restructured $1.2 billion of borrowed funds resulting in a 90 basis point decline in their weighted average cost at the time of restructuring.

Operating Expense Improvement:

  • Year over year decline in operating expenses achieved through cost control initiatives implemented in 2012, resulting in lower compensation and benefits expense, coupled with lower FDIC insurance premium expense and Real Estate Owned ("REO") related expenses.

Interest Rate Risk:

  • At June 30, 2013 our one-year interest rate sensitivity gap was positive 13.39%.

Commenting on the second quarter, Monte N. Redman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Astoria stated, "I continue to be pleased with the progress we have made to date, improving the quality of both the balance sheet and earnings, positioning the Company for future success as the interest rate environment becomes less challenging." 

Mr. Redman added, "During the second quarter we continued to make great strides in diversifying the balance sheet.  MF/CRE loans grew by double digits both for the quarter and year to date and now represent 30% of total loans.  The loan pipeline at the end of the second quarter remains strong, which continues to position us as a leading originator of MF/CRE loans in the New York metropolitan area.  On the liability side of the balance sheet, our aggressive approach to business banking has provided us with low-cost, core deposits which now make up a greater share of total deposits.  Approximately one third of our branches are headed by experienced commercial bankers and the business banking group continues to grow with 34 employees currently supporting this business, up from 21 employees at year end.  In addition, we have taken steps to improve our net interest margin by restructuring $1.2 billion of higher cost borrowings, reducing those borrowing costs by 90 basis points."

Board Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.04 Per Share

The Board of Directors of the Company, at its July 17, 2013 meeting, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per common share.  The dividend is payable on September 3, 2013 to shareholders of record as of August 15, 2013.  This is the seventy-third consecutive quarterly cash dividend declared by the Company.

Completed Redemption of Capital Securities (Trust Preferred Securities)

On May 10, 2013, the Company completed the redemption of the 9.75% capital securities issued by Astoria Capital Trust I, an affiliated Delaware trust resulting from the concurrent prepayment of our 9.75% junior subordinated debentures due November 1, 2029.  The capital securities were redeemed at 103.413% of the $125 million aggregate outstanding liquidation amount resulting in a prepayment charge of $4.3 million. The redemption of the capital securities was funded by the Company's net proceeds from the issuance of preferred stock in the 2013 first quarter.

Restructured Borrowings

During the second quarter the Company restructured $1.2 billion of higher cost borrowings with a weighted average rate of 4.44% and a weighted average remaining term of approximately 3.9 years.  The restructured borrowings now have a weighted average rate of 3.54% and a weighted average remaining term of approximately 7 years.  The restructuring resulted in a 90 basis point decline in the weighted average cost of those borrowings and an expected annual interest expense savings of approximately $10.4 million.  The Company did not incur any charges or other costs in connection with the restructuring.

Second Quarter and Six Months Earnings Summary

Net interest income for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 totaled $84.9 million compared to $84.0 million for the previous quarter and $86.7 million for the 2012 second quarter.  The net interest margin for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 increased to 2.22% from 2.19% for the previous quarter and 2.14% for the 2012 second quarter.  For the six months ended June 30, 2013, net interest income totaled $168.9 million, compared to $174.9 million for the comparable 2012 period, and the net interest margin increased to 2.20% for the six months ended June 30, 2013 from 2.17% for the six months ended June 30, 2012. 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2013, a $4.5 million provision for loan losses was recorded compared to $9.1 million for the previous quarter and $10.0 million for the 2012 second quarter.  For the six months ended June 30, 2013, the provision for loan losses totaled $13.7 million compared to $20.0 million for the comparable 2012 period. "The decline in the provision is a reflection of the improvement in net loan charge-offs, total loan delinquencies and non-performing loans, and the contraction of the overall loan portfolio," Mr. Redman commented. 

Non-interest income for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 totaled $18.6 million compared to $15.5 million for the 2012 second quarter.  The increase from the 2012 second quarter is due primarily to an increase in gain on sales of securities and an increase in mortgage banking income, net, including a partial recovery of the MSR valuation allowance, partially offset by lower customer service fees. Non-interest income for the six months ended June 30, 2013 totaled $36.9 million compared to $35.0 million for the comparable 2012 period.  This increase is primarily due to an increase in mortgage banking income, net, partially offset by lower customer service fees. 

General and administrative ("G&A") expense for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 totaled $74.4 million compared to $71.6 million for the previous quarter and $72.1 million for the 2012 second quarter. The increases are primarily due to the prepayment charge for the early extinguishment of debt in connection with the redemption of capital securities described above, partially offset by a reduction in FDIC insurance premium expense. For the six months ended June 30, 2013, G & A expense decreased $8.4 million, or 5% to $145.9 million from $154.3 million for the 2012 comparable period.  The six month decrease is primarily due to decreases in compensation and benefits expense, FDIC insurance premium expense, and REO related expenses which were partially offset by the previously discussed prepayment charge for the early extinguishment of debt and an increase in office occupancy expense.

Balance Sheet Summary

Total assets decreased $395.6 million from December 31, 2012 and totaled $16.1 billion at June 30, 2013.  The decline is primarily due to a decrease in the loan portfolio, partially offset by an increase in the securities portfolio.  The loan portfolio decreased $554.9 million from December 31, 2012 and totaled $12.7 billion at June 30, 2013. 

The residential (one-to-four family) loan portfolio totaled $8.6 billion at June 30, 2013 compared to $9.7 billion at December 31, 2012.  The decline was primarily due to the pace of residential loan prepayments exceeding the pace of residential loan originations due to historic low interest rates for 30-year fixed rate conforming loans, thereby making the hybrid ARM product less attractive to borrowers.  For the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013, residential loan originations for portfolio totaled $234.3 million and $467.8 million, respectively, compared to $896.0 million and $1.8 billion, respectively, for the comparable 2012 periods.  The weighted average loan-to-value ratio of the residential loan production for portfolio was approximately 62% at origination for both the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013 and the loan amount averaged approximately $778,000 and $767,000, respectively.  Residential loan prepayments for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013 totaled $705.1 million and $1.3 billion, respectively, compared to $794.8 million and $1.6 billion, respectively, for the comparable 2012 periods.

The MF/CRE loan portfolio increased $547.0 million, or 17%, from December 31, 2012 to $3.7 billion at June 30, 2013, and represents 30% of the total loan portfolio.  For the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013, MF/CRE loan originations for portfolio totaled $529.2 million and $874.8 million, respectively, compared to $549.3 million and $893.5 million, respectively, for the 2012 comparable periods.  The 2013 quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013 MF/CRE loans were originated with weighted average loan-to-value ratios of approximately 45% and 48%, respectively, weighted average debt coverage ratios of approximately 1.73% and 1.77%, respectively, and loan balances averaging approximately $2.8 million for each period.  MF/CRE loan prepayments for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013 totaled $158.8 million and $257.8 million, respectively, compared to $174.0 million and $366.4 million for the comparable 2012 periods.  At June 30, 2013, the MF/CRE pipeline totaled $470.7 million.

Deposits decreased $198.6 million from December 31, 2012 to $10.2 billion at June 30, 2013 due to a decrease of $373.4 million in high-cost certificates of deposit ("CDs"), offset by an increase of $174.8 million in low-cost core deposits.  Core deposits totaled $6.7 billion or 65% of total deposits and had a weighted average rate of 10 basis points at June 30, 2013.  CDs, which totaled $3.6 billion at June 30, 2013, or 35% of total deposits, declined 9% from December 31, 2012.  At June 30, 2013, total deposits include business deposits of $630.7 million, an increase of 29% since year-end 2012.  "The expansion of our business banking operations is a critical component of our strategic shift in the balance sheet and continues to facilitate the growth in low-cost core deposits," Mr. Redman commented.

Borrowings totaled $4.0 billion at June 30, 2013, a decrease of $351.6 million from December 31, 2012.

The decrease in borrowings, coupled with the growth in core deposits and decrease in CDs, reflects our efforts to reposition the mix of liabilities.  

Stockholders' equity totaled $1.4 billion, or 9% of total assets at June 30, 2013, an increase of $149.2 million from December 31, 2012, primarily the result of the issuance of preferred stock in the 2013 first quarter.  Astoria Federal continues to be designated as well-capitalized with Tier 1 leverage, Tangible, Total risk-based and Tier 1 risk-based capital ratios of 9.53%, 9.53%, 16.82% and 15.56%, respectively, at June 30, 2013.

Asset Quality

Non-performing loans ("NPLs"), including troubled debt restructurings ("TDRs") of $109.3 million, totaled $356.9 million, or 2.22% of total assets, at June 30, 2013 compared to $366.5 million (including TDRs of $115.2 million), or 2.26% of total assets, at March 31, 2013. Included in the $356.9 million of non-performing loans are $78.8 million of loans which are less than 90 days past due.

Residential NPLs totaled $334.8 million, of which $262.8 million are 90 days or more delinquent, MF/CRE NPLs totaled $15.4 million and consumer and other NPLs totaled $6.7 million at June 30, 2013 compared to $343.5 million, of which $271.1 million are 90 days or more delinquent, $16.5 million and $6.5 million, respectively, at March 31, 2013.   Of the $262.8 million of residential NPLs delinquent 90 or more days, $230.6 million, or 88%, represent loans which, at 180 days delinquent and annually thereafter were reviewed, and charged-off as needed, to the estimated fair value of the underlying collateral at such time, less estimated selling costs.

The following table illustrates a two-year migration trend for loan delinquencies and NPLs:

 

 

($ in millions)

Delinquent

Loans 

30-89 Days

Past Due

NPLs

Less Than 90

Days Past Due

NPLs

90 Days or

More

Past Due

           

Total NPLs

Total

Delinquent

Loans and

NPLs

At June 30, 2011

$207.2

$32.9

$343.4

$376.3

$583.5

At June 30, 2012

$163.9

$33.6

$309.7

$343.3

$507.2

At June 30, 2013(1)

$142.4

$78.8

$278.1

$356.9

$499.3







(1)  Non-performing loans at June 30, 2013 include $65.2 million of loans which have been discharged in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing which are less than 90 days past due, of which $58.3 million are current.  Such loans are reflected as non-performing pursuant to regulatory guidance issued in 2012.

The table below details, as of June 30, 2013, the ten largest concentrations by state of residential loans and the respective non-performing loan totals in those states. 

 ($ in millions)

State

 Total Residential

Loans

% of Total

Residential

Loans

Total

Residential

NPLs

NPLs as %

of State Total

New York

$ 2,554.2

29.6%

$ 53.2

2.08%

Connecticut

$    901.9

10.5%

$ 33.8

3.75%

Illinois

$    850.9

9.9%

$ 43.3

5.09%

Massachusetts

$    703.6

8.2%

$ 13.4

1.90%

New Jersey

$    641.1

7.4%

$ 64.7

10.09%

Virginia

$    544.3

6.3%

$ 16.4

3.01%

California

$    529.6

6.1%

$ 28.3

5.34%

Maryland

$    516.0

6.0%

$ 39.9

7.73%

Washington

$    231.0

2.7%

$  2.7

1.17%

Texas

$    210.9

2.4%

$  0.0

0.00%

Top 10 States

$ 7,683.5

89.1%

$295.7

3.85%

All other states (1,2)

$     944.1

10.9%

$  39.1

4.14%

Total  Residential Loans

$ 8,627.6

100.0%

  $334.8(3)

3.88%






(1)  Includes 25 states and Washington, D.C.

(2)  Includes Florida with $160.3 million total loans, of which $16.4 million are non-performing loans.

(3)  Includes $72.0 million of loans less than 90 days past due.

 

Selected Asset Quality Metrics
(at or for the three months ended June 30, 2013, except as noted)

($ in millions)

 

Residential

Multi-

Family

CRE

Consumer

 & Other

Total

Loan portfolio balance

$ 8,627.6

$ 2,897.5

$ 830.1

    $  253.7(1)

      $12,669.1 (2)  

Non-performing loans

 $     334.8 (3,4)

$       4.7

$    10.7

$     6.7

      $     356.9 (5)

NPLs/total loans

2.64%

0.04%

0.08%

0.05%

2.82%

Net charge-offs  2Q13

$        3.7

$       0.5

$  0.5

$     0.1

      $        4.9 (6)

Net charge-offs YTD

$      10.3

$       2.3

$  1.7

$     0.9

      $       15.3 (6)







(1)  Includes home equity loans of $215.3 million.

(2)  Includes $60.2 million of net unamortized premiums and deferred loan costs.

(3)  Includes $72.0 million of loans less than 90 days past due.

(4)  Includes $230.6 million of  NPLs reviewed, and charged-off as needed, at 180 days delinquent and annually thereafter.

(5)  Includes $78.8 million of loans less than 90 days past due.

(6)  Does not foot due to rounding.

Included in the $3.7 million of residential net loan charge-offs in the 2013 second quarter are $3.5 million of charge-offs on $18.0 million of NPLs which, at 180 days delinquent and annually thereafter, were reviewed in the 2013 second quarter and charged-off, as needed, to the estimated fair value of the underlying collateral less estimated selling costs.  "We expect the level of NPLs 90 days or more delinquent will remain somewhat elevated for some time, especially in those states requiring judicial foreclosure.  It is important to note that the loss potential remaining has been greatly reduced as a result of our having already reviewed, marked down, and charged-off as necessary, 88% of the residential NPLs 90 days or more delinquent, to their adjusted fair value less estimated selling costs," Mr. Redman noted.

Future Outlook 

Commenting on the future outlook, Mr. Redman stated, "While the operating environment remains challenging, we are encouraged by the steepening of the yield curve due to the recent increase in long-term interest rates. Our focus continues to be on the strategic shift in the balance sheet through the repositioning of assets and liabilities.  We will continue to concentrate on growing the MF/CRE loan portfolio, reducing high-cost CDs and increasing low-cost core deposits, all of which should positively impact the net interest margin. I continue to be pleased with the strength of our MF/CRE loan closings and its pipeline as well as the strong growth in business deposits this year.  We look forward to this growth continuing in the future, especially as we plan to add new team members in the business banking group over the coming months. In addition, with long-term mortgage rates trending higher, we hope to see a possible slowdown in residential loan prepayments and the stabilization of our residential loan portfolio."

Earnings Conference Call July 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (ET)

The Company, as previously announced, indicated that Monte N. Redman, President & CEO will host an earnings conference call Thursday morning, July 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).   The toll-free dial-in number is (877) 709-8150.  A telephone replay will be available on July 18, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. (ET) through midnight Saturday, July 27, 2013 (ET).   The replay number is (877) 660-6853, ID# 417177.  The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast on the Company's website www.astoriafederal.com and archived for one year.

About Astoria Financial Corporation

Astoria Financial Corporation, with assets of $16.1 billion, is the holding company for Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association.  Established in 1888, Astoria Federal, with deposits in New York totaling $10.2 billion, is the largest thrift depository in New York and embraces its philosophy of "Putting people first" by providing the customers and local communities it serves with quality financial products and services through 85 convenient banking office locations and multiple delivery channels, including its enhanced website, www.astoriafederal.com.  Astoria Federal commands the fourth largest deposit market share in the attractive Long Island market, which includes Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties with a population exceeding that of 38 individual states.  Astoria Federal originates residential mortgage loans through its banking and loan production offices in New York, a broker network in four states, primarily along the East Coast, and through correspondent relationships covering nine states and the District of Columbia.  Astoria Federal also originates multi-family and commercial real estate loans, primarily on rent controlled and rent stabilized apartment buildings, located in New York City and the metropolitan area.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains a number of forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements may be identified by the use of such words as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "outlook," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," "will," "would," and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions.

Forward-looking statements are based on various assumptions and analyses made by us in light of our management's experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors we believe are appropriate under the circumstances.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors (many of which are beyond our control) that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  These factors include, without limitation, the following: the timing and occurrence or non-occurrence of events may be subject to circumstances beyond our control; there may be increases in competitive pressure among financial institutions or from non-financial institutions; changes in the interest rate environment may reduce interest margins or affect the value of our investments; changes in deposit flows, loan demand or real estate values may adversely affect our business; changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines may cause our financial condition to be perceived differently; general economic conditions, either nationally or locally in some or all areas in which we do business, or conditions in the real estate or securities markets or the banking industry may be less favorable than we currently anticipate; legislative or regulatory changes, including the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, and any actions regarding foreclosures may adversely affect our business; enhanced supervision and examination by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; effects of changes in existing U.S. government or government-sponsored mortgage programs; technological changes may be more difficult or expensive than we anticipate; success or consummation of new business initiatives may be more difficult or expensive than we anticipate; or litigation or other matters before regulatory agencies, whether currently existing or commencing in the future, may be determined adverse to us or may delay the occurrence or non-occurrence of events longer than we anticipate. We have no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

Tables Follow

ASTORIA FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

(In Thousands, Except Share Data)



At


At



June 30,


December 31,



2013


2012

ASSETS





Cash and due from banks

$

155,931

$

121,473

Securities available-for-sale


342,591


336,300

Securities held-to-maturity






(fair value of $1,882,671 and $1,725,090, respectively)


1,892,883


1,700,141

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock, at cost


148,738


171,194

Loans held-for-sale, net


29,283


76,306

Loans receivable:






Mortgage loans, net


12,414,734


12,958,999


Consumer and other loans, net


254,348


264,973



12,669,082


13,223,972


Allowance for loan losses


(143,900)


(145,501)

Total loans receivable, net


12,525,182


13,078,471

Mortgage servicing rights, net


10,177


6,947

Accrued interest receivable


40,776


41,688

Premises and equipment, net


113,148


115,632

Goodwill


185,151


185,151

Bank owned life insurance


419,210


418,155

Real estate owned, net


21,745


28,523

Other assets


216,250


216,661






TOTAL ASSETS

$

16,101,065

$

16,496,642






LIABILITIES





Deposits

$

10,245,332

$

10,443,958

Federal funds purchased


280,000


-

Reverse repurchase agreements


1,100,000


1,100,000

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York advances


2,394,000


2,897,000

Other borrowings, net


247,895


376,496

Mortgage escrow funds


126,716


113,101

Accrued expenses and other liabilities


263,977


272,098






TOTAL LIABILITIES


14,657,920


15,202,653






STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY





Preferred stock, $1.00 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized:






Series C (150,000 shares authorized; and 135,000 and -0- shares issued






and outstanding, respectively)


129,796


-

Common stock, $.01 par value  (200,000,000  shares authorized;






166,494,888 shares issued; and 98,865,122 and 98,419,318 shares

outstanding, respectively)


1,665


1,665


Additional paid-in capital


885,753


884,689

Retained earnings 


1,904,921


1,891,022

Treasury stock (67,629,766 and 68,075,570 shares, at cost, respectively)


(1,397,543)


(1,406,755)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(79,787)


(73,090)

Unallocated common stock held by ESOP 






(453,470 and 967,013 shares, respectively)


(1,660)


(3,542)






TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY


1,443,145


1,293,989






TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

16,101,065

$

16,496,642

 

ASTORIA FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In Thousands, Except Share Data)

















For the Three Months Ended



For the Six Months Ended





June 30,



June 30,





2013


2012



2013


2012

Interest income:











Residential mortgage loans

$

73,629

$

95,454


$

153,836

$

194,746


Multi-family and commercial real estate mortgage loans


40,390


36,491



79,013


72,961


Consumer and other loans


2,208


2,294



4,436


4,635


Mortgage-backed and other securities


11,857


16,971



22,756


34,992


Interest-earning cash accounts


70


47



125


100


Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock


1,620


1,553



3,649


3,155

Total interest income


129,774


152,810



263,815


310,589

Interest expense:











Deposits


15,689


26,933



33,010


56,360


Borrowings


29,184


39,208



61,872


79,364

Total interest expense


44,873


66,141



94,882


135,724












Net interest income


84,901


86,669



168,933


174,865

Provision for loan losses


4,526


10,000



13,652


20,000

Net interest income after provision for loan losses


80,375


76,669



155,281


154,865

Non-interest income:











Customer service fees


9,122


9,511



18,168


19,993


Other loan fees


468


505



990


1,392


Gain on sales of securities 


2,057


-



2,057


2,477


Mortgage banking income, net


3,396


1,777



8,172


3,132


Income from bank owned life insurance


2,103


2,204



4,239


4,627


Other


1,436


1,454



3,234


3,397

Total non-interest income


18,582


15,451



36,860


35,018

Non-interest expense:











General and administrative:












Compensation and benefits


33,385


32,142



65,383


74,302



Occupancy, equipment and systems


16,862


16,510



36,647


33,234



Federal deposit insurance premiums


9,009


11,864



19,193


23,067



Advertising


2,811


1,979



4,151


3,813



Extinguishment of debt


4,266


-



4,266


-



Other


8,064


9,604



16,308


19,884

Total non-interest expense


74,397


72,099



145,948


154,300













Income before income tax expense


24,560


20,021



46,193


35,583

Income tax expense


8,895


7,197



16,676


12,763













Net income 


15,665


12,824



29,517


22,820













Preferred stock dividends


2,827


-



2,827


-













Net income available to common shareholders

$

12,838

$

12,824


$

26,690

$

22,820

























Basic earnings per common share

$

0.13

$

0.13


$

0.27

$

0.24

























Diluted earnings per common share

$

0.13

$

0.13


$

0.27

$

0.24













Basic weighted average common shares

97,021,334

95,332,904


96,848,989

95,175,886

Diluted weighted average common and common 











equivalent shares 

97,021,334

95,332,904


96,848,989

95,175,886

 

ASTORIA FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES


AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in Thousands)













































For the Three Months Ended June 30,









2013







2012














Average







Average








Average 




Yield/



Average 




Yield/








Balance


Interest


Cost



Balance


Interest


Cost












(Annualized)







(Annualized)



Assets:

















Interest-earning assets:


















Mortgage loans (1):



















Residential

$

8,984,211

$

73,629


3.28

%

$

10,627,083

$

95,454


3.59

%





Multi-family and commercial real estate 


3,544,459


40,390


4.56



2,582,913


36,491


5.65





Consumer and other loans (1)


258,260


2,208


3.42



274,986


2,294


3.34





Total loans


12,786,930


116,227


3.64



13,484,982


134,239


3.98





Mortgage-backed and other securities (2)


2,235,818


11,857


2.12



2,410,175


16,971


2.82





Interest-earning cash accounts


100,845


70


0.28



114,198


47


0.16





Federal Home Loan Bank stock 


150,225


1,620


4.31



158,471


1,553


3.92




Total interest-earning assets


15,273,818


129,774


3.40



16,167,826


152,810


3.78




Goodwill


185,151







185,151








Other non-interest-earning assets


760,740







796,142







Total assets

$

16,219,709






$

17,149,119


























Liabilities and stockholders' equity:

















Interest-bearing liabilities:


















Savings

$

2,727,016


339


0.05


$

2,844,593


1,612


0.23





Money market


1,802,018


1,137


0.25



1,237,914


2,155


0.70





NOW and demand deposit


2,121,774


179


0.03



1,934,810


296


0.06





Total core deposits


6,650,808


1,655


0.10



6,017,317


4,063


0.27





Certificates of deposit


3,662,085


14,034


1.53



4,911,975


22,870


1.86





Total deposits


10,312,893


15,689


0.61



10,929,292


26,933


0.99





Borrowings


4,022,640


29,184


2.90



4,542,173


39,208


3.45




Total interest-bearing liabilities


14,335,533


44,873


1.25



15,471,465


66,141


1.71




Non-interest-bearing liabilities


444,427







401,166







Total liabilities 


14,779,960







15,872,631







Stockholders' equity


1,439,749







1,276,488







Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

16,219,709






$

17,149,119























Net interest income/

















net interest rate spread (3)



$

84,901


2.15

%



$

86,669


2.07

%


Net interest-earning assets/

















net interest margin (4)

$

938,285




2.22

%

$

696,361




2.14

%


Ratio of interest-earning assets to

















interest-bearing liabilities


1.07x







1.05x































































(1)  Mortgage loans and consumer and other loans include loans held-for-sale and non-performing loans and exclude the allowance for loan losses.

(2)  Securities available-for-sale are included at average amortized cost.

(3)  Net interest rate spread represents the difference between the average yield on average interest-earning assets and the average cost of average


interest-bearing liabilities.

(4)  Net interest margin represents net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.

 

ASTORIA FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES




















AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in Thousands)













































For the Six Months Ended June 30,









2013







2012














Average







Average








Average 




Yield/



Average 




Yield/








Balance


Interest


Cost



Balance


Interest


Cost












(Annualized)







(Annualized)



Assets:

















Interest-earning assets:


















Mortgage loans (1):



















Residential

$

9,266,404

$

153,836


3.32

%

$

10,636,574

$

194,746


3.66

%





Multi-family and commercial real estate 


3,421,366


79,013


4.62



2,491,768


72,961


5.86





Consumer and other loans (1)


261,103


4,436


3.40



278,152


4,635


3.33





Total loans


12,948,873


237,285


3.66



13,406,494


272,342


4.06





Mortgage-backed and other securities (2)


2,124,191


22,756


2.14



2,427,258


34,992


2.88





Interest-earning cash accounts


96,411


125


0.26



101,104


100


0.20





Federal Home Loan Bank stock 


157,198


3,649


4.64



148,645


3,155


4.25




Total interest-earning assets


15,326,673


263,815


3.44



16,083,501


310,589


3.86




Goodwill


185,151







185,151








Other non-interest-earning assets


784,774







863,739







Total assets

$

16,296,598






$

17,132,391


























Liabilities and stockholders' equity:

















Interest-bearing liabilities:


















Savings

$

2,748,927


681


0.05


$

2,815,486


3,374


0.24





Money market


1,747,387


3,230


0.37



1,184,307


4,008


0.68





NOW and demand deposit


2,091,142


346


0.03



1,889,028


586


0.06





Total core deposits


6,587,456


4,257


0.13



5,888,821


7,968


0.27





Certificates of deposit


3,760,300


28,753


1.53



5,132,724


48,392


1.89





Total deposits


10,347,756


33,010


0.64



11,021,545


56,360


1.02





Borrowings


4,120,337


61,872


3.00



4,390,482


79,364


3.62




Total interest-bearing liabilities


14,468,093


94,882


1.31



15,412,027


135,724


1.76




Non-interest-bearing liabilities


450,301







457,047







Total liabilities 


14,918,394







15,869,074







Stockholders' equity


1,378,204







1,263,317







Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

16,296,598






$

17,132,391


























Net interest income/

















net interest rate spread (3)



$

168,933


2.13

%



$

174,865


2.10

%


Net interest-earning assets/

















net interest margin (4)

$

858,580




2.20

%

$

671,474




2.17

%


Ratio of interest-earning assets to

















interest-bearing liabilities


1.06x







1.04x































































(1)  Mortgage loans and consumer and other loans include loans held-for-sale and non-performing loans and exclude the allowance for loan losses.

(2)  Securities available-for-sale are included at average amortized cost.

(3)  Net interest rate spread represents the difference between the average yield on average interest-earning assets and the average cost of average


interest-bearing liabilities.

(4)  Net interest margin represents net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.

 

ASTORIA FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
























SELECTED FINANCIAL RATIOS AND OTHER DATA































For the



At or For the






Three Months Ended



Six Months Ended






June 30, 



June 30, 






2013


2012



2013


2012

Selected Returns and Financial Ratios (annualized)
















Return on average common stockholders' equity (1)



3.92

%


4.02

%



4.09

%


3.61

%


Return on average tangible common stockholders' equity  (1) (2)



4.57



4.70




4.77



4.23



Return on average assets (1)



0.39



0.30




0.36



0.27



General and administrative expense to average assets



1.83



1.68




1.79



1.80



Efficiency ratio (3)



71.89



70.60




70.92



73.52



Net interest rate spread



2.15



2.07




2.13



2.10



Net interest margin



2.22



2.14




2.20



2.17



















Asset Quality Data (dollars in thousands)
















Non-performing loans (4):

















Current









$

67,235


$

28,826




30-59 days delinquent










9,768



4,787




60-89 days delinquent










1,802



-




90 days or more delinquent










278,065



309,718



Non-performing loans










356,870



343,331




















Real estate owned










21,745



31,803




















Non-performing assets










378,615



375,134




















Net loan charge-offs 


$

4,876


$

11,797




15,253



29,083




















Non-performing loans/total loans










2.82

%


2.50

%


Non-performing loans/total assets










2.22



1.95



Non-performing assets/total assets










2.35



2.13



Allowance for loan losses/non-performing loans










40.32



43.14



Allowance for loan losses/total loans










1.14



1.08



Net loan charge-offs to average loans outstanding (annualized)



0.15

%


0.35

%



0.24



0.43



















Capital Ratios (Astoria Federal) 
















Tangible










9.53

%


8.60

%


Tier 1 leverage










9.53



8.60



Total risk-based










16.82



15.69



Tier 1 risk-based










15.56



14.41



















Other Data 
















Cash dividends paid per common share


$

0.04


$

0.04



$

0.08


$

0.17



Book value per common share (5)










13.35



13.28



Tangible book value per common share (6)










11.46



11.37



Tangible common stockholders' equity/tangible assets (2) (7)










7.09

%


6.33

%


Mortgage loans serviced for others (in thousands)









$

1,509,886


$

1,467,028



Full time equivalent employees










1,505



1,525




































(1)

Returns on average common stockholders' equity and average tangible common stockholders' equity are calculated using net income available to common shareholders. Returns on average assets are calculated using net income. 

(2)

Tangible common stockholders' equity represents common stockholders' equity less goodwill. 

(3)

Efficiency ratio represents general and administrative expense divided by the sum of net interest income plus non-interest income.

(4)

Non-performing loans at June 30, 2013 include $65.2 million of loans which have been discharged in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing which are less than 90 days past due, of which $58.3 million are current, $5.7 million are 30-59 days delinquent and $1.2 million are 60-89 days delinquent.  Such loans have been classified as non-performing loans pursuant to regulatory guidance issued in 2012.

(5)

Book value per common share represents common stockholders' equity divided by outstanding common shares, excluding unallocated Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOP, shares.

(6)

Tangible book value per common share represents tangible common stockholders' equity divided by outstanding common shares, excluding unallocated ESOP shares.

(7)

Tangible assets represent assets less goodwill.

 

ASTORIA FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

















END OF PERIOD BALANCES AND RATES

(Dollars in Thousands)



































At June 30, 2013


At  March  31, 2013


At June 30, 2012





Weighted




Weighted




Weighted





Average




Average




Average



  Balance


Rate (1)


  Balance


Rate (1)


  Balance


Rate (1)

Selected interest-earning assets:
















Mortgage loans, gross (2):
















Residential

$

8,364,873


3.61

%

$

8,926,171


3.68

%

$

10,237,331


3.89

%

Multi-family and commercial real estate


3,712,193


4.23



3,374,904


4.46



2,802,664


5.14


Mortgage-backed and other securities (3)


2,235,474


2.94



2,137,801


3.10



2,371,684


3.42


















Interest-bearing liabilities:
















Savings


2,683,039


0.05



2,752,009


0.05



2,862,175


0.15


Money market


1,839,520


0.25



1,786,472


0.27



1,340,616


0.70


NOW and demand deposit


2,135,835


0.03



2,137,817


0.03



1,962,537


0.06


Total core deposits


6,658,394


0.10



6,676,298


0.10



6,165,328


0.24


Certificates of deposit


3,586,938


1.55



3,769,035


1.55



4,548,851


1.81


Total deposits


10,245,332


0.61



10,445,333


0.62



10,714,179


0.91


Borrowings, net 


4,021,895


2.64



3,908,629


3.31



5,173,305


3.16


















































(1)     Weighted average rates represent stated or coupon interest rates excluding the effect of yield adjustments for premiums,

          discounts and deferred loan origination fees and costs and the impact of prepayment penalties.

(2)     Mortgage loans exclude loans held-for-sale and non-performing loans.  However, effective March 31, 2013, non-performing residential

          loans which are current or less than 90 days past due are included.

(3)     Securities available-for-sale are reported at fair value and securities held-to-maturity are reported at amortized cost.

 

SOURCE Astoria Financial Corporation



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