Astoria Financial Corporation Reports Second Quarter Earnings Per Share Of $0.13

Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.04 Per Share Declared

Jul 19, 2012, 14:59 ET from Astoria Financial Corporation

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 18, 2012 /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 of $12.8 million, or $0.13 diluted earnings per share ("diluted EPS"), for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to net income of $16.8 million, or $0.18 diluted EPS, for the quarter ended June 30, 2011.  For the six months ended June 30, 2012, net income totaled $22.8 million, or $0.24 diluted EPS, compared to net income of $44.2 million, or $0.46 diluted EPS, for the comparable 2011 period.  Included in the 2012 six months results are net charges totaling $3.4 million ($2.2 million, or $0.02 per share, after-tax), reported in the 2012 first quarter, representing severance related expenses associated with cost control initiatives implemented in the 2012 first quarter. 

Second Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Low cost core deposits, consisting of savings, money market and checking accounts, increased $262.6 million, or 18% annualized, from March 31, 2012 to $6.2 billion, or 58% of total deposits, at June 30, 2012.
  • Combined multi-family/commercial real estate ("MF/CRE") loan portfolio increased $361.2 million, or 58% annualized, from March 31, 2012 to $2.8 billion at June 30, 2012. 
  • Total loan delinquencies (30 days or more past due) and real estate owned decreased $19.8 million, or   14% annualized, from March 31, 2012 to $539.1 million at June 30, 2012.
  • General and administrative ("G&A") expense for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 decreased $10.1 million, or 12%, from the quarter ended March 31, 2012, to $72.1 million.

Commenting on the second quarter results, Monte N. Redman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Astoria, stated,"I am pleased to report continued growth in both the loan portfolio and balance sheet this quarter, fueled by an increase in the multi-family loan portfolio.  In addition, the results of the cost control initiatives undertaken in the first quarter have produced a significant reduction in operating expenses this quarter.  I am also pleased with the positive progression in our asset/liability repositioning.  Multi-family/commercial real estate loans increased 21% from December 31, 2011, while residential loans remained relatively stable, and low-cost core deposits increased 8%, while high-cost CDs decreased 18%.  We expect that together, the growth and repositioning of the balance sheet coupled with improved operating efficiency should benefit the net interest margin and improve profitability throughout the remainder of the year."

Board Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.04 Per Share  

The Board of Directors of the Company, at its July 18, 2012 meeting, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per common share.  The dividend is payable on September 1, 2012 to shareholders of record as of August 15, 2012.  This is the sixty-ninth consecutive quarterly cash dividend declared by the Company.

Sale of Senior Notes Completed

On June 19, 2012, the Company completed the sale of $250 million aggregate principal amount of 5.00% Senior Notes due 2017 ("5% Senior Notes").  The net proceeds from the sale will be used to repay its existing $250 million aggregate principal amount of 5.75% Senior Notes due October 2012 ("5.75% Senior Notes"), which will reduce the Company's annual interest expense by approximately $2.0 million.

Second Quarter and Six Months Earnings Summary

Net interest income for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 totaled $86.7 million compared to $88.2 million for the previous quarter and $95.7 million for the 2011 second quarter.  The net interest margin for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 was 2.14% compared to 2.20% for the previous quarter and 2.34% for the 2011 second quarter.  For the six months ended June 30, 2012, net interest income totaled $174.9 million, compared to $197.3 million for the comparable 2011 period, and the net interest margin was 2.17% for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to 2.37% for the six months ended June 30, 2011.  The linked quarter and year over year decreases in net interest income and the net interest margin for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 are due primarily to a more rapid decline in the yields on average interest-earning assets than the decline in the costs of average interest-bearing liabilities.  In addition, the short-term negative carry from the issuance of the Company's 5% Senior Notes reduced the margin two basis points in the 2012 second quarter.  Commenting on the margin, Mr. Redman noted, "The lower cost of deposits and borrowings at June 30, 2012 compared to the average costs for the 2012 second quarter coupled with the fact that more than half of the multi-family loan closings in the 2012 second quarter occurred in June is indicative of the future benefit that should accrue to the net interest margin.  These benefits will be partially offset in the 2012 third quarter by the carrying cost for the recently issued 5% Senior Notes, the proceeds of which will repay our existing 5.75% Senior Notes, due October 2012."

For the quarter ended June 30, 2012, a $10.0 million provision for loan losses was recorded compared to $10.0 million for both the previous quarter and the 2011 second quarter.  For the six months ended June 30, 2012, the provision for loan losses totaled $20.0 million compared to $17.0 million for the comparable 2011 period.   

Non-interest income for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 totaled $15.5 million compared to $17.0 million for the 2011 second quarter.  The decrease from the 2011 second quarter is due primarily to lower customer service fees, partially offset by an increase in mortgage banking income, net.  Non-interest income for the six months ended June 30, 2012 totaled $35.0 million compared to $35.1 million for the comparable 2011 period. 

G&A expense for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 declined $10.1 million, or 12%, from the previous quarter and $3.9 million, or 5%, from the 2011 second quarter, to $72.1 million, primarily due to reduced compensation and benefits expense.  For the six months ended June 30, 2012, G&A expense increased $8.7 million, or 6%, to $154.3 million from $145.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011.  The six month increase is primarily due to increased FDIC expense.  Commenting on the linked quarter improvement in expenses, Mr. Redman stated, "The significant decline in operating expenses this quarter is a direct result of the cost control initiatives implemented in the 2012 first quarter, which should continue to benefit operating efficiency and profitability in the future."

Balance Sheet Summary

Total assets increased $551.4 million from December 31, 2011 and totaled $17.6 billion at June 30, 2012.  Included in the increase is the proceeds from the 5% Senior Notes issued in June 2012.  The loan portfolio increased $446.5 million from December 31, 2011 and totaled $13.7 billion at June 30, 2012.  Commenting on the loan and balance sheet growth, Mr. Redman stated, "As anticipated, the balance sheet and loan portfolio continued to grow in the second quarter, fueled by strong MF/CRE loan production.  During the first six months of this year, we closed nearly $900 million of MF/CRE loans with loan to value ratios averaging 54% and average balances of $3.4 million.  With a MF/CRE loan pipeline of approximately $560 million at June 30, 2012, we are well on our way to meeting our goal of originating in excess of $1.5 billion of MF/CRE loans this year, which should continue to drive loan and balance sheet growth this year."   

The residential (one-to-four family) portfolio totaled $10.5 billion at June 30, 2012 compared to $10.6 billion at December 31, 2011.  For the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012, residential loan originations for portfolio totaled $896.0 million and $1.8 billion, respectively, compared to $636.2 million and $1.3 billion, respectively, for the comparable 2011 periods.  The loan-to-value ratio of the residential loan production for portfolio for the 2012 second quarter and six months each averaged approximately 60% at origination and the loan amount averaged approximately $732,000 and $740,000, respectively.  Residential loan prepayments for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012 totaled $794.8 million and $1.6 billion, respectively, compared to $610.5 million and $1.4 billion, respectively, for the comparable 2011 periods.

The MF/CRE portfolios increased $490.7 million, or 21%, from December 31, 2011 to $2.8 billion at June 30, 2012, due to the significant volume of loan closings in the first half of 2012.  For the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012, MF/CRE loan originations for portfolio totaled $549.3 million and $893.5 million, respectively.  No MF/CRE loans were originated in the first half of 2011.  MF/CRE loan prepayments for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012 totaled $174.0 million and $366.4 million, respectively, compared to $133.3 million and $326.4 million for the comparable 2011 periods. 

The securities portfolio declined $103.3 million, or 4%, from December 31, 2011 and totaled $2.4 billion at June 30, 2012.  The Company expects to maintain the securities portfolio at this approximate level throughout 2012.    

Deposits decreased $531.4 million from December 31, 2011 to $10.7 billion at June 30, 2012 due to a decrease of $970.2 million in high cost CDs, offset by an increase of $438.7 million, or 15% annualized, in low cost core deposits from December 31, 2011.  Core deposits totaled $6.2 billion, or 58% of total deposits, at June 30, 2012.  "The growth in core deposits is a result of our efforts to reposition our asset and liability mix.  The linked quarter increase in core deposits includes a $32.2 million, or 30% annualized, increase in business deposits.  Mr. Redman, commenting on business banking activity, stated, "During the 2012 first quarter, we initiated our business banking expansion to build business relationships and broaden our reach in the communities we serve by helping businesses improve cash flow.   This expansion is expected to generate new core relationships within the community and deepen our existing relationships.  The results of our efforts, though in the early stages, are beginning to materialize, as evidenced by the growth in business deposits."   Notwithstanding the decline in CDs during the first half of 2012, we extended $277.1 million of CDs for terms of two years or more in an effort to help limit our exposure to future increases in interest rates.  At June 30, 2012, our one-year interest rate sensitivity gap was positive 6.59%.

Borrowings totaled $5.2 billion at June 30, 2012, an increase of $1.1 billion from December 31, 2011, In addition to the issuance of the 5% Senior Notes in June 2012, the increase also included $600.0 million of fixed-rate FHLB term advances, of which $500.0 million occurred in the 2012 second quarter, with an average term of 3.6 years and an average cost of 1.05%.  Commenting on the borrowing activity, Mr. Redman stated, "During this period of historic low interest rates, we utilize low cost long-term borrowings to offset the decline in high cost CDs to help manage interest rate risk."

Stockholders' equity totaled $1.3 billion, or 7.32% of total assets at June 30, 2012.  Astoria Federal continues to be designated as well-capitalized with leverage, tangible, total risk-based and Tier 1 risk-based capital ratios of 8.60%, 8.60%, 15.69% and 14.41%, respectively, at June 30, 2012.

Asset Quality

Non-performing loans ("NPLs"), including troubled debt restructurings ("TDRs") of $45.0 million, totaled $343.3 million, or 1.95% of total assets, at June 30, 2012 compared to $355.6 million (including TDRs of $43.5 million), or 2.08% of total assets, at March 31, 2012.  Residential NPLs totaled $294.8 million, MF/CRE NPLs totaled $41.7 million and consumer and other NPLs totaled $6.9 million at June 30, 2012 compared to $312.2 million, $36.9 million and $6.4 million, respectively, at March 31, 2012.  Of the $294.8 million of residential NPLs, $256.5 million, or 87%, represent residential 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:

 

 

($ in millions)

30-59 Days Past Due

60-89 Days Past Due

Combined 30-89 Days Past Due

90 + Days Past Due (NPLs)

Total 30-90+ Days Past Due

At June 30, 2010

$230.9

$  77.5

$308.4

$415.1

$723.5

At June 30, 2011

$162.8

$  44.4

$207.2

$376.3

$583.5

At June 30, 2012

$130.1

$  33.8

$163.9

$343.3

$507.2

The table below details, as of June 30, 2012, the ten largest concentrations by state of residential loans and the respective non-performing loan totals in those states.  More comprehensive state details are included in the "Residential Loan Portfolio-Geographic Analysis" table included in this release.  

 ($ in millions) State

Residential Loans

% of Total Residential Loan Portfolio

Total Residential NPLs

NPLs as % of State Total

New York

$3,011.7

28.6%

$42.4

1.41%

Illinois

$1,178.9

11.1%

$43.6

3.70%

Connecticut

$1,143.9

10.9%

$28.3

2.47%

Massachusetts

$  843.1

8.0%

$ 8.8

1.04%

New Jersey

$  753.0

7.1%

$56.5

7.50%

California

$  632.1

6.0%

$29.7

4.70%

Virginia

$  627.3

6.0%

$11.3

1.80%

Maryland

$  606.7

5.8%

$35.3

5.82%

Washington

$  298.8

2.8%

$ 2.5

0.84%

Texas

$  272.5

2.6%

$ 0.0

0.0%

Top 10 States

$ 9,368.0

88.9%

$258.4

2.76%

All other states (1,2)

$ 1,164.1

11.1%

$  36.4

3.13%

Total  Portfolio

$10,532.1

100%

$294.8

2.80%

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

(2)  Includes Florida with $183.7 million total loans, of which $20.7 million are non-performing loans.  

 

Selected Asset Quality Metrics  

(at or for the three months ended June 30, 2012, except as noted) 

($ in millions)

 

Residential

Multi- family

CRE

Consumer & Other

Total

Loan portfolio balance

$10,532.1

$ 2,197.9

$ 646.5

$  269.2(1)

      $  13,721.1(2)  

Non-performing loans

$  294.8(3)

$   36.0(4)

$  5.7(5)

$          6.9

$         343.3(6)

NPLs/total loans

2.15%

0.26%

0.04%

0.05%

         2.50%

Net charge-offs  2Q12

$         9.7

$        1.5

$     0.0

$          0.6

$             11.8

Net charge-offs YTD

$       25.8

$        1.8

$     0.3

$          1.1

$          29.1(6)

(1)  Includes home equity loans of $244.9 million

(2)  Includes $75.5 million of net unamortized premiums and deferred loan costs

(3)  Includes $256.5 million of NPLs reviewed, and charged-off as needed, at 180 days delinquent and annually thereafter

(4)  Includes TDRs of $25.7 million

(5)  Includes TDRs of $4.2 million

(6)  Does not foot due to rounding

Included in $9.7 million of residential net loan charge-offs in the 2012 second quarter are $9.3 million of charge-offs on $62.2 million of NPLs which, at 180 days delinquent and annually thereafter, were reviewed in the 2012 second quarter and charged-off, as needed, to the estimated fair value of the underlying collateral less estimated selling costs.  "While we expect NPL levels will remain 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, 87% of the residential NPLs to their adjusted fair value less estimated selling costs," Mr. Redman noted.

Future Outlook 

Commenting on the future outlook, Mr. Redman stated, "As we continue to grow the loan portfolio and balance sheet, we expect to continue our focus on repositioning the asset/liability mix, concentrating more on higher yielding multi-family loans than on lower yielding residential loans, and reducing high cost CDs and increasing low cost core deposits. We also anticipate that interest-earning assets will continue to increase throughout the year which will help fuel earnings growth.  With respect to the net interest margin, due to the impact of extending $500 million of borrowings in the 2012 second quarter and the additional short-term cost to carry the 5% Senior Notes until we extinguish our existing 5.75% Senior Notes, we now anticipate the net interest margin for the 2012 full year to be slightly lower than the 2011 fourth quarter margin of 2.20%.  

As I previously stated, 2012 continues to be the transitional year for us with continued quarterly earnings and balance sheet growth."  

Earnings Conference Call July 19, 2012 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 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).   The toll-free dial-in number is (877) 709-8150.  A telephone replay will be available on July 19, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. (ET) through midnight Saturday, July 28, 2012 (ET).   The replay number is (877) 660-6853, account #399, ID# 397133.  The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast on the Company's website www.astoriafederal.com and archived for one year.

Astoria Financial Corporation, with assets of $17.6 billion, is the holding company for Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association.  Established in 1888, Astoria Federal, with deposits in New York totaling $10.7 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 mortgage loans through its banking and loan production offices in New York, an extensive broker network covering fourteen states, primarily along the East Coast, and the District of Columbia, and through correspondent relationships covering fifteen states and the District of Columbia.

Forward Looking Statements

This document 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; transition of our regulatory supervisor from the Office of Thrift Supervision to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; 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 document.

Tables Follow

ASTORIA FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

(In Thousands, Except Share Data)

At

At

June 30,

December 31,

2012

2011

ASSETS

Cash and due from banks

$

379,122

$

132,704

Securities available-for-sale

365,561

344,187

Securities held-to-maturity

(fair value of $2,043,488 and $2,176,925, respectively)

2,006,123

2,130,804

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock, at cost

181,476

131,667

Loans held-for-sale, net

20,660

32,394

Loans receivable:

Mortgage loans, net

13,450,784

12,990,600

Consumer and other loans, net

270,341

284,004

13,721,125

13,274,604

Allowance for loan losses

(148,102)

(157,185)

Total loans receivable, net

13,573,023

13,117,419

Mortgage servicing rights, net

7,592

8,136

Accrued interest receivable

44,973

46,528

Premises and equipment, net

118,254

119,946

Goodwill

185,151

185,151

Bank owned life insurance

413,342

409,637

Real estate owned, net

31,803

48,059

Other assets

246,332

315,423

TOTAL ASSETS

$

17,573,412

$

17,022,055

LIABILITIES

Deposits

$

10,714,179

$

11,245,614

Reverse repurchase agreements

1,400,000

1,700,000

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York advances

3,147,000

2,043,000

Other borrowings, net

626,305

378,573

Mortgage escrow funds

128,717

110,841

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

271,600

292,829

TOTAL LIABILITIES

16,287,801

15,770,857

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

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

none issued and outstanding)

-

-

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

166,494,888 shares issued; and 98,280,939 and 98,537,715 shares

outstanding, respectively)

1,665

1,665

Additional paid-in capital

882,168

875,395

Retained earnings

1,869,967

1,861,592

Treasury stock (68,213,949 and 67,957,173 shares, at cost, respectively)

(1,409,615)

(1,404,311)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(53,155)

(75,661)

Unallocated common stock held by ESOP

(1,479,271 and 2,042,367 shares, respectively)

(5,419)

(7,482)

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

1,285,611

1,251,198

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

17,573,412

$

17,022,055

 

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,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Interest income:

One-to-four family mortgage loans

$

95,454

$

111,869

$

194,746

$

226,545

Multi-family and commercial real estate mortgage loans

36,491

41,085

72,961

85,577

Consumer and other loans

2,294

2,509

4,635

5,016

Mortgage-backed and other securities

16,971

21,339

34,992

43,762

Repurchase agreements and interest-earning cash accounts

47

74

100

167

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock

1,553

1,637

3,155

3,954

Total interest income

152,810

178,513

310,589

365,021

Interest expense:

Deposits

26,933

35,638

56,360

72,670

Borrowings

39,208

47,153

79,364

95,100

Total interest expense

66,141

82,791

135,724

167,770

Net interest income

86,669

95,722

174,865

197,251

Provision for loan losses

10,000

10,000

20,000

17,000

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

76,669

85,722

154,865

180,251

Non-interest income:

Customer service fees

9,511

12,107

19,993

23,829

Other loan fees

505

805

1,392

1,737

Gain on sales of securities 

-

-

2,477

-

Mortgage banking income, net

1,777

370

3,132

2,803

Income from bank owned life insurance

2,204

2,629

4,627

4,864

Other

1,454

1,129

3,397

1,850

Total non-interest income

15,451

17,040

35,018

35,083

Non-interest expense:

General and administrative:

Compensation and benefits

32,142

37,168

74,302

73,701

Occupancy, equipment and systems

16,510

15,923

33,234

32,489

Federal deposit insurance premiums

11,864

11,178

23,067

16,692

Advertising

1,979

2,049

3,813

3,733

Other

9,604

9,636

19,884

18,958

Total non-interest expense

72,099

75,954

154,300

145,573

Income before income tax expense

20,021

26,808

35,583

69,761

Income tax expense

7,197

9,963

12,763

25,532

Net income 

$

12,824

$

16,845

$

22,820

$

44,229

Basic earnings per common share

$

0.13

$

0.18

$

0.24

$

0.46

Diluted earnings per common share

$

0.13

$

0.18

$

0.24

$

0.46

Basic weighted average common shares

95,332,904

92,949,206

95,175,886

92,842,398

Diluted weighted average common and common equivalent shares

95,332,904

92,949,206

95,175,886

92,842,398

ASTORIA FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in Thousands)

For the Three Months Ended June 30,

2012

2011

Average

Average

Average

Yield/

Average

Yield/

Balance

Interest

Cost

Balance

Interest

Cost

(Annualized)

(Annualized)

Assets:

Interest-earning assets:

Mortgage loans (1):

One-to-four family

$

10,627,083

$

95,454

3.59

%

$

10,675,616

$

111,869

4.19

%

Multi-family and commercial real estate

2,582,913

36,491

5.65

2,685,694

41,085

6.12

Consumer and other loans (1)

274,986

2,294

3.34

300,441

2,509

3.34

Total loans

13,484,982

134,239

3.98

13,661,751

155,463

4.55

Mortgage-backed and other securities (2)

2,410,175

16,971

2.82

2,448,292

21,339

3.49

Repurchase agreements and

interest-earning cash accounts

114,198

47

0.16

150,589

74

0.20

Federal Home Loan Bank stock

158,471

1,553

3.92

127,603

1,637

5.13

Total interest-earning assets

16,167,826

152,810

3.78

16,388,235

178,513

4.36

Goodwill

185,151

185,151

Other non-interest-earning assets

796,142

872,016

Total assets

$

17,149,119

$

17,445,402

Liabilities and stockholders' equity:

Interest-bearing liabilities:

Savings

$

2,844,593

1,612

0.23

$

2,805,096

2,809

0.40

Money market

1,237,914

2,155

0.70

395,512

450

0.46

NOW and demand deposit

1,934,810

296

0.06

1,807,350

290

0.06

Total savings, money market and

NOW and demand deposit

6,017,317

4,063

0.27

5,007,958

3,549

0.28

Certificates of deposit

4,911,975

22,870

1.86

6,364,987

32,089

2.02

Total deposits

10,929,292

26,933

0.99

11,372,945

35,638

1.25

Borrowings

4,542,173

39,208

3.45

4,423,712

47,153

4.26

Total interest-bearing liabilities

15,471,465

66,141

1.71

15,796,657

82,791

2.10

Non-interest-bearing liabilities

401,166

379,064

Total liabilities

15,872,631

16,175,721

Stockholders' equity

1,276,488

1,269,681

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

17,149,119

$

17,445,402

Net interest income/

net interest rate spread (3)

$

86,669

2.07

%

$

95,722

2.26

%

Net interest-earning assets/

net interest margin (4)

$

696,361

2.14

%

$

591,578

2.34

%

Ratio of interest-earning assets to

interest-bearing liabilities

1.05x

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

AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in Thousands)

For the Six Months Ended June 30,

2012

2011

Average

Average

Average 

Yield/

Average 

Yield/

Balance

Interest

Cost

Balance

Interest

Cost

(Annualized)

(Annualized)

Assets:

Interest-earning assets:

Mortgage loans (1):

One-to-four family

$

10,636,574

$

194,746

3.66

%

$

10,750,140

$

226,545

4.21

%

Multi-family and commercial real estate 

2,491,768

72,961

5.86

2,784,778

85,577

6.15

Consumer and other loans (1)

278,152

4,635

3.33

304,194

5,016

3.30

Total loans

13,406,494

272,342

4.06

13,839,112

317,138

4.58

Mortgage-backed and other securities (2)

2,427,258

34,992

2.88

2,490,886

43,762

3.51

Repurchase agreements and

       interest-earning cash accounts

101,104

100

0.20

172,670

167

0.19

Federal Home Loan Bank stock 

148,645

3,155

4.25

137,541

3,954

5.75

Total interest-earning assets

16,083,501

310,589

3.86

16,640,209

365,021

4.39

Goodwill

185,151

185,151

Other non-interest-earning assets

863,739

901,230

Total assets

$

17,132,391

$

17,726,590

Liabilities and stockholders' equity:

Interest-bearing liabilities:

Savings

$

2,815,486

3,374

0.24

$

2,754,957

5,496

0.40

Money market

1,184,307

4,008

0.68

389,169

879

0.45

NOW and demand deposit

1,889,028

586

0.06

1,779,252

571

0.06

Total savings, money market and 

       NOW and demand deposit

5,888,821

7,968

0.27

4,923,378

6,946

0.28

Certificates of deposit

5,132,724

48,392

1.89

6,505,085

65,724

2.02

Total deposits

11,021,545

56,360

1.02

11,428,463

72,670

1.27

Borrowings

4,390,482

79,364

3.62

4,623,772

95,100

4.11

Total interest-bearing liabilities

15,412,027

135,724

1.76

16,052,235

167,770

2.09

Non-interest-bearing liabilities

457,047

415,250

Total liabilities 

15,869,074

16,467,485

Stockholders' equity

1,263,317

1,259,105

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

17,132,391

$

17,726,590

Net interest income/

net interest rate spread (3)

$

174,865

2.10

%

$

197,251

2.30

%

Net interest-earning assets/

net interest margin (4)

$

671,474

2.17

%

$

587,974

2.37

%

Ratio of interest-earning assets to

interest-bearing liabilities

1.04x

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,

2012

2011

2012

2011

Selected Returns and Financial Ratios (annualized)

Return on average stockholders' equity

4.02

%

5.31

%

3.61

%

7.03

%

Return on average tangible stockholders' equity (1)

4.70

6.21

4.23

8.24

Return on average assets

0.30

0.39

0.27

0.50

General and administrative expense to average assets

1.68

1.74

1.80

1.64

Efficiency ratio (2)

70.60

67.36

73.52

62.66

Net interest rate spread

2.07

2.26

2.10

2.30

Net interest margin

2.14

2.34

2.17

2.37

Selected Non-GAAP Returns and Financial Ratios (annualized) (3)

Non-GAAP return on average stockholders' equity

4.02

%

5.31

%

3.96

%

7.03

%

Non-GAAP return on average tangible stockholders' equity (1)

4.70

6.21

4.64

8.24

Non-GAAP return on average assets

0.30

0.39

0.29

0.50

Non-GAAP general and administrative expense to average assets

1.68

1.74

1.76

1.64

Non-GAAP efficiency ratio (2)

70.60

67.36

71.89

62.66

Asset Quality Data (dollars in thousands)

Non-performing assets (4)

$

375,134

$

435,663

Non-performing loans (4)

343,331

376,340

Loans 60-89 days delinquent

33,823

44,391

Loans 30-59 days delinquent

130,098

162,793

Net charge-offs

$

11,797

$

16,769

29,083

35,782

Non-performing loans/total loans

2.50

%

2.79

%

Non-performing loans/total assets

1.95

2.20

Non-performing assets/total assets

2.13

2.54

Allowance for loan losses/non-performing loans

43.14

48.55

Allowance for loan losses/total loans

1.08

1.35

Net charge-offs to average loans outstanding (annualized)

0.35

%

0.49

%

0.43

0.52

Capital Ratios (Astoria Federal)

Tangible

8.60

%

8.61

%

Leverage

8.60

8.61

Risk-based

15.69

15.78

Tier 1 risk-based

14.41

14.48

Other Data

Cash dividends paid per common share

$

0.04

$

0.13

$

0.17

$

0.26

Book value per share (5)

13.28

13.39

Tangible book value per share (6)

11.37

11.45

Tangible common stockholders' equity/tangible assets (1) (7)

6.33

%

6.46

%

Mortgage loans serviced for others (in thousands)

$

1,467,028

$

1,461,143

Full time equivalent employees

1,525

1,589

(1) Tangible stockholders' equity represents stockholders' equity less goodwill.

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

(3) See the "Reconciliation of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures" table included in this release for a reconciliation of GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures for the six months ended June 30, 2012.

(4) Non-performing assets and non-performing loans include, but are not limited to, one-to-four family mortgage loans which at 180 days past due and annually thereafter we obtained an estimate of collateral value and charged-off any portion of the loan in excess of the estimated collateral value less estimated selling costs.

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

(6) Tangible book value per share represents stockholders' equity less goodwill divided by outstanding 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, 2012

At March 31, 2012

At June 30, 2011

Weighted