First Bancorp Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results

TROY, N.C., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- First Bancorp (NASDAQ:  FBNC), the parent company of First Bank, announced today a net loss available to common shareholders of $26.5 million, or ($1.53) per diluted common share, for the three months ended December 31, 2012, compared to net income available to common shareholders of $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted common share, recorded in the fourth quarter of 2011.  For the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company reported a net loss available to common shareholders of $26.2 million, or ($1.54) per diluted common share, compared to net income of $7.5 million, or $0.44 per diluted common share, for the year ended December 31, 2011.

As previously reported and discussed below, in the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company completed a capital raise and undertook initiatives to strengthen and remove risk from its balance sheet in anticipation of a planned disposition of classified loans and the write-down of certain foreclosed properties.  The charges associated with the loan disposition and foreclosed property write-down are reflected in the fourth quarter and year-to-date earnings being reported today.

On December 21, 2012, the Company reported the completion of a capital raise totaling $33.8 million.  A combination of common and preferred stock was issued, including 2,656,294 shares of common stock and 728,706 shares of non-voting preferred stock, each at the same price of $10.00 per share.  The preferred stock is entitled to the same dividend rate as common stock and is convertible into common stock, in a like amount, upon the occurrence of certain transfers of the preferred stock.

Also, in the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company identified approximately $68 million of non-covered higher-risk loans that it targeted for sale to a third-party investor.  Based on an offer to purchase these loans that was received in December, the Company wrote the loans down by approximately $38 million to their estimated liquidation value of approximately $30 million and reclassified them as "loans held for sale."  The sale of substantially the same pool of loans was completed on January 23, 2013.  The incremental provision for loan losses that was necessary as a result of this transaction was approximately $32.9 million, which included the net impact of several factors affecting the Company's calculation of the allowance for loan losses.  Of the $68 million in loans targeted for sale, approximately $38.2 million had been classified as nonaccrual loans, and $10.5 million had been classified as accruing troubled-debt-restructurings.

Additionally, in the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company recorded write-downs on substantially all of its non-covered foreclosed properties in connection with efforts to accelerate the sale of these assets.  The total amount of the write-downs was $10.6 million, which amounted to 29% of the total carrying value of the properties.

Other significant factors that affect the comparability of the full year 2012 and 2011 results are:

  • In the third quarter of 2011, the Company recorded $2.3 million in accelerated accretion of the discount remaining on preferred stock that was redeemed that quarter.  Total discount accretion of the preferred stock in 2011 was $2.9 million.  There was no remaining preferred stock discount after the redemption transaction in September 2011, and therefore the Company did not record any discount accretion on preferred stock in 2012. 
  • In the first quarter of 2011, the Company realized a $10.2 million bargain purchase gain related to the acquisition of The Bank of Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina.

Note Regarding Components of Earnings

The Company's results of operation are significantly affected by the on-going accounting for two FDIC-assisted failed bank acquisitions.  In the discussion below, the term "covered" is used to describe assets included as part of FDIC loss share agreements, which generally result in the FDIC reimbursing the Company for 80% of losses incurred on those assets.  The term "non-covered" refers to the Company's legacy assets, which are not included in any type of loss share arrangement.

For covered loans that deteriorate in terms of repayment expectations, the Company records immediate allowances through the provision for loan losses.  For covered loans that experience favorable changes in credit quality compared to what was expected at the acquisition date, including loans that payoff, the Company records positive adjustments to interest income over the life of the respective loan – also referred to as loan discount accretion.  For foreclosed properties that are sold at gains or losses or that are written down to lower values, the Company records the gains/losses within noninterest income. 

The adjustments discussed above are recorded within the income statement line items noted without consideration of the FDIC loss share agreements.  Because favorable changes in covered assets result in lower expected FDIC claims, and unfavorable changes in covered assets result in higher expected FDIC claims, the FDIC indemnification asset is adjusted to reflect those expectations.  The net increase or decrease in the indemnification asset is reflected within noninterest income.

The adjustments noted above can result in volatility within individual income statement line items.  Because of the FDIC loss share agreements and the associated indemnification asset, pretax income resulting from amounts recorded as provisions for loan losses on covered loans, discount accretion, and losses from covered foreclosed properties is generally only impacted by 20% of these amounts due to the corresponding adjustments made to the indemnification asset.

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

Net interest income for the fourth quarter of 2012 amounted to $35.7 million, an 11.8% increase from the $31.9 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2011.  Net interest income for the year ended December 31, 2012 amounted to $135.2 million, a 2.3% increase from the $132.2 million recorded 2011.

The Company's net interest margin (tax-equivalent net interest income divided by average earning assets) in the fourth quarter of 2012 was 5.01%, a 46 basis point increase compared to the 4.55% margin realized in the fourth quarter of 2011 and a 15 basis point increase from the 4.86% margin realized in the third quarter of 2012.  The higher margins were primarily a result of higher amounts of discount accretion on loans purchased in failed bank acquisitions recognized during the respective periods, as well as lower overall funding costs.  The higher amounts of discount accretion are due to increased expectations regarding the collectability of the loans.

Excluding the discount accretion on purchased loans, the Company's net interest margin was 4.17% for the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to 4.22% for the third quarter of 2012 and 4.31% in the fourth quarter of 2011.  The decline was due to asset yields that declined by more than the average cost of deposits.  See the Financial Summary for a table that presents the impact of the loan discount accretion, as well as other purchase accounting adjustments. Also see the Financial Summary for a reconciliation of the Company's net interest margin to the net interest margin excluding the loan discount accretion, and the note thereto that explains why this ratio is presented and caution regarding the use of this non-GAAP performance measure.  

The Company's cost of funds has steadily declined from 0.72% in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 0.51% in the fourth quarter of 2012.

For the twelve month period ended December 31, 2012, the Company's net interest margin was 4.78% compared to 4.72% for 2011. 

Provision for Loan Losses and Asset Quality

The Company recorded total provisions for loan losses of $44.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $9.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2011.  For the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company recorded total provisions for loan losses of $79.7 million compared to $41.3 million for 2011.

The provision for loan losses on non-covered loans amounted to $40.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to $6.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.  The increase was due to the $33.6 incremental provision for loan losses recorded in connection with the loan sale that was discussed above.  For 2012, the provision for loan losses on non-covered loans amounted to $70.0 million compared to $28.5 million for 2011.  The higher provision for loan losses was primarily a result of 1) the aforementioned loan sale and 2) an internal review of non-covered loans that occurred in the first quarter of 2012 that applied more conservative assumptions to estimate the probable losses associated with some of the Company's nonperforming loan relationships, which the Company believed could lead to a more timely resolution of the related credits – many of these same loans were included in the loans transferred to the held-for-sale category in the fourth quarter of 2012.

The Company's provisions for loan losses for covered loans amounted to $4.3 million and $3.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and $9.7 million and $12.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.  The lower provision for the year ended 2012 was due to stabilization in the Company's assessment of the losses associated with its nonperforming covered loans.  Until the fourth quarter of 2012, the provision for loan losses related to covered loans was always offset by an 80% increase to the FDIC indemnification asset, which increases noninterest income.  In the fourth quarter of 2012, as it relates to $1.5 million of the $4.3 million provision for loan losses on covered loans, the Company did not record an increase to the indemnification asset because the Company believes that the loan losses will occur after the expiration of a commercial loss share agreement that expires in June 2014.

Total non-covered nonperforming assets amounted to $106.1 million at December 31, 2012 (3.64% of non-covered total assets) a decrease of $16.2 million from the $122.3 million recorded at December 31, 2011.  The decrease is due to the write-downs associated with the loan sale, as well as the foreclosed property write-downs.  Upon the January 23, 2013 completion of the loan sale, nonperforming assets declined by the $21.9 million of nonperforming loans held for sale recorded at December 31, 2012.

Troubled debt restructurings (TDRs) increased by $13.1 million since December 31, 2011.  TDRs are accruing loans that the Company has granted concessions to as a result of the borrower's financial difficulties.  As part of a routine regulatory exam that concluded in the third quarter of 2012, the Company reclassified approximately $30 million of performing loans to TDR status during the second and third quarters of 2012.  Other than reclassifying these loans to a nonperforming asset category for disclosure purposes, the reclassifications did not impact the Company's financial statements.  In connection with the loan sale, the Company recorded $5.8 million in charge-offs to write-down the TDRs to their estimated fair value at December 31, 2012, and reclassified approximately $4.7 million of TDRs to the "nonperforming loans held for sale" category as of December 31, 2012.  

Non-covered foreclosed real estate has declined from $37.0 million at December 31, 2011 to $26.3 million at December 31, 2012 due to the aforementioned write-downs of $10.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Total covered nonperforming assets steadily declined during 2012, amounting to $96.2 million at December 31, 2012 compared to $141.0 million at December 31, 2011.  Within this category, foreclosed real estate declined from $85.3 million at December 31, 2011 to $47.3 million at December 31, 2012.

Noninterest Income

Total noninterest income (loss) for the three months ended December 31, 2012 was ($8.5 million) compared to $3.4 million for the comparable period of 2011.  For the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company recorded noninterest income of $1.4 million and $26.2 million, respectively.  The significant decrease in noninterest income for the quarter-to-date and year-to-date period comparison is primarily the result of the previously discussed non-covered foreclosed property write-downs recorded in the fourth quarter of 2012 and the $10.2 million bargain purchase gain recorded in the acquisition of The Bank of Asheville during the first quarter of 2011.

Core noninterest income includes i) service charges on deposit accounts, ii) other service charges, commissions, and fees, iii) fees from presold mortgages, iv) commissions from financial product sales, and v) bank-owned life insurance income.  Core noninterest income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $6.6 million, an increase of 11.7% over the $5.9 million reported for the fourth quarter of 2011.  Core noninterest income for the year ended December 31, 2012 amounted to $25.5 million, an increase of 9.8% from 2011.  These increases were primarily due to higher debit card usage and mortgage loan refinancing activity.

Losses on non-covered foreclosed properties amounted to $12.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $0.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2011.  For the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, losses on non-covered foreclosed properties amounted to $15.3 million compared to $3.4 million for 2011.  These increases are primarily due to the $10.6 million in fourth quarter 2012 write-downs previously discussed.

For the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company recorded losses on covered foreclosed properties of $0.3 million compared to $11.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.  For the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, losses on covered properties amounted to $13.0 million and $24.5 million, respectively.  The lower losses in 2012 were primarily a result of lower levels of covered foreclosed properties, as well as stabilization in real estate market values.

As previously discussed, indemnification asset income (expense) is recorded to reflect additional (decreased) amounts expected to be received from the FDIC due to covered loan and foreclosed property losses arising during the period.  In the fourth quarter of 2012, higher loan discount accretion and relatively low levels of loan and foreclosed property losses on covered assets resulted in a net reduction in the indemnification asset, which resulted in $2.0 million of indemnification asset expense compared to $10.0 million in indemnification asset income recorded in the fourth quarter of 2011.  For the year ended December 31, 2012, indemnification asset income amounted to $4.1 million compared to $20.5 million for 2011.

The Company recorded "other losses" of $0.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.  This was primarily a result of prepayment penalties associated with the Company paying off $65 million in borrowings prior to their maturity dates.

The Company recorded $0.6 million in gains on sales of securities during 2012 compared to $0.1 million in 2011.

Noninterest Expenses

Noninterest expenses amounted to $25.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, a 6.6% increase from the $24.2 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2011.  Noninterest expenses for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012 amounted to $97.3 million, a 1.2% increase from the $96.1 million recorded in 2011.  The increase in noninterest expense primarily relates to an increase in personnel expense as the Company has hired additional employees in order to build the Company's infrastructure, expand wealth management capabilities, and prepare the Company for future growth. 

During the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company recorded approximately $1.2 million in noninterest expenses related to several miscellaneous expenses that are not considered a normal part of ongoing operations, including the early termination of a lease, due diligence costs associated with the loan sale, and non-credit losses.  Effective December 31, 2012, the Company froze its two defined benefit pension plans.  As a result, the Company does not expect to record defined benefit pension expense in future periods.  Total pension expense was $2.6 million in 2012 and $2.8 million in 2011.

Balance Sheet and Capital

Total assets at December 31, 2012 amounted to $3.2 billion, a 1.4% decrease from a year earlier.  Total loans at December 31, 2012 amounted to $2.4 billion, a 2.2% decrease from a year earlier, and total deposits amounted to $2.8 billion at December 31, 2012, a 2.4% increase from a year earlier.

During the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company continued to originate new loans within its non-covered loan portfolio.  However, due to the aforementioned loan sale, the Company wrote-down and transferred a total of $68 million from this category in the fourth quarter of 2012.  This event resulted in a $43 million net decline in non-covered loans in the fourth quarter of 2012.  At December 31, 2012, non-covered loans amounted to $2.1 billion, an increase of $25.0 million, or 1.2%, from a year earlier.  The Company is actively pursuing lending opportunities.

The Company's level of non-interest bearing checking accounts amounted to $413.2 million at December 31, 2012, a 23.0% increase from a year earlier, while interest-bearing checking accounts amounted to $519.6 million, an increase of 22.7% from a year earlier.  The overall growth in checking and other transaction accounts has allowed the Company to reduce its reliance on higher cost time deposits and borrowings.

During the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company's capital level was impacted by the $33.8 million capital raise, the $26.2 million net loss available to common shareholders, and a $9 million positive adjustment related to the freezing of the Company's pension plans.

The Company remains well-capitalized by all regulatory standards, with a Total Risk-Based Capital Ratio at December 31, 2012 of 16.65% compared to the 10.00% minimum to be considered well-capitalized.  The Company's tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio was 6.81% at December 31, 2012, an increase of 23 basis points from a year earlier. 

Comments of the President and Other Business Matters

 Richard H. Moore, President and CEO of First Bancorp, commented on today's report, "We are pleased with the recent completion of two major initiatives that have provided our company with higher capital levels and lower balance sheet risk.  We are now better positioned to grow and undertake new initiatives."

The following is a list of business development and other miscellaneous matters affecting the Company:

  • On December 3, 2012, the Biscoe, North Carolina branch relocated to a new branch building located at 104 National Drive.
  • The Company completed the relocation of its branch in Fort Chiswell, Virginia on November 5, 2012.  The new branch is located at 145 Ivanhoe Road.
  • On December 14, 2012, the Company announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 cents per share payable on January 25, 2013 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2012.  This is the same dividend rate as the Company declared in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • On December 28, 2012, the Company closed its Reynolds branch in Asheville, North Carolina.  The Company continues to serve the Asheville market with four branches.

First Bancorp is a bank holding company headquartered in Troy, North Carolina with total assets of approximately $3.2 billion.  Its principal activity is the ownership and operation of First Bank, a state-chartered community bank that operates 97 branches, with 81 branches operating in North Carolina, 9 branches in South Carolina (Cheraw, Dillon, Florence, Latta, Jefferson, and Little River), and 7 branches in Virginia (Abingdon, Christiansburg, Dublin, Fort Chiswell, Radford, Salem and Wytheville), where First Bank does business as First Bank of Virginia. First Bank also has loan production offices in Greenville, North Carolina and Blacksburg, Virginia. First Bancorp's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "FBNC."

Please visit our website at www.FirstBancorp.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties.  Forward-looking statements are statements that include projections, predictions, expectations or beliefs about future events or results or otherwise are not statements of historical fact.  Such statements are often characterized by the use of qualifying words (and their derivatives) such as "expect," "believe," "estimate," "plan," "project," "anticipate," or other statements concerning opinions or judgments of the Company and its management about future events.  Factors that could influence the accuracy of such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the financial success or changing strategies of the Company's customers, the Company's level of success in integrating acquisitions, actions of government regulators, the level of market interest rates, and general economic conditions.  For additional information about the factors that could affect the matters discussed in this paragraph, see the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements.  The Company is also not responsible for changes made to the press release by wire services, internet services or other media.

First Bancorp and Subsidiaries
Financial Summary – Page 1



Three Months Ended

December 31,

 

Percent

($ in thousands except per share data – unaudited)

2012


2011

Change






INCOME STATEMENT










Interest income





   Interest and fees on loans

$            37,839


35,181


   Interest on investment securities

1,431


1,865


   Other interest income

175


136


      Total interest income

39,445


37,182

6.1%

Interest expense





   Interest on deposits

3,379


4,667


   Other, primarily borrowings

381


595


      Total interest expense

3,760


5,262

(28.5%)

        Net interest income

35,685


31,920

11.8%

Provision for loan losses – non-covered loans

40,272


6,907

483.1%

Provision for loan losses – covered loans

4,305


2,971

44.9%

Total provision for loan losses

44,577


9,878

351.3%

Net interest income (loss) after provision for loan losses

(8,892)


22,042

(140.3%)

Noninterest income





   Service charges on deposit accounts

2,998


2,996


   Other service charges, commissions, and fees

2,197


2,042


   Fees from presold mortgages

693


500


   Commissions from financial product sales

507


365


   Bank-owned life insurance income

211


12


   Foreclosed property losses and write-downs – covered

(293)


(11,799)


   Foreclosed property losses and write-downs – non-covered

(12,299)


(812)


   Indemnification asset income (expense), net

(2,017)


10,026


   Other gains (losses)

(530)


93


      Total noninterest income

(8,533)


3,423

(349.3%)

Noninterest expenses





   Personnel expense

13,396


12,811


   Occupancy and equipment expense

3,136


2,695


   Intangibles amortization

227


226


   Merger expenses


30


   Other operating expenses

9,036


8,430


      Total noninterest expenses

25,795


24,192

6.6%

Income (loss) before income taxes

(43,220)


1,273

n/m

Income taxes (benefit)

(17,283)


289

n/m

Net income (loss)

(25,937)


984

n/m






Preferred stock dividends

(532)


(794)


Accretion of preferred stock discount








Net income (loss) available to common shareholders

$          (26,469)


190

n/m











Earnings (loss) per common share – basic

$            (1.53)


0.01

n/m

Earnings (loss) per common share – diluted

(1.53)


0.01

n/m






ADDITIONAL INCOME STATEMENT INFORMATION





   Net interest income, as reported

$            35,685


31,920


   Tax-equivalent adjustment (1)

377


394


   Net interest income, tax-equivalent

$            36,062


32,314

11.6%



(1) This amount reflects the tax benefit that the Company receives related to its tax-exempt loans and securities, which carry interest rates lower than similar taxable investments due to their tax-exempt status. This amount has been computed assuming a 39% tax rate and is reduced by the related nondeductible portion of interest expense.


 

n/m = not meaningful







 

First Bancorp and Subsidiaries
Financial Summary – Page 2



Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

 

Percent

($ in thousands except per share data – unaudited)

2012


2011

Change






INCOME STATEMENT










Interest income





   Interest and fees on loans

$          145,554


147,652


   Interest on investment securities

6,310


7,680


   Other interest income

656


436


      Total interest income

152,520


155,768

(2.1%)

Interest expense





   Interest on deposits

15,454


21,351


   Other, primarily borrowings

1,866


2,214


      Total interest expense

17,320


23,565

(26.5%)

        Net interest income

135,200


132,203

2.3%

Provision for loan losses – non-covered loans

69,993


28,525

145.4%

Provision for loan losses – covered loans

9,679


12,776

(24.2%)

Total provision for loan losses

79,672


41,301

92.9%

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

55,528


90,902

(38.9%)

Noninterest income





   Service charges on deposit accounts

11,865


11,981


   Other service charges, commissions, and fees

8,831


8,067


   Fees from presold mortgages

2,378


1,609


   Commissions from financial product sales

1,832


1,512


   Bank-owned life insurance income

591


45


   Gain from business acquisition


10,196


   Foreclosed property losses and write-downs – covered

(13,035)


(24,492)


   Foreclosed property losses and write-downs – non-covered

(15,325)


(3,355)


   Indemnification asset income, net

4,077


20,481


   Securities gains

638


74


   Other gains (losses)

(463)


98


      Total noninterest income

1,389


26,216

(94.7%)

Noninterest expenses





   Personnel expense

53,343


51,438


   Occupancy and equipment expense

11,754


10,900


   Intangibles amortization

897


902


   Merger expenses


636


   Other operating expenses

31,281


32,230


      Total noninterest expenses

97,275


96,106

1.2%

Income (loss) before income taxes

(40,358)


21,012

n/m

Income taxes (benefit)

(16,952)


7,370

n/m

Net income (loss)

(23,406)


13,642

n/m

Preferred stock dividends

(2,809)


(3,234)


Accretion of preferred stock discount


(2,932)







Net income (loss) available to common shareholders

$          (26,215)


7,476

n/m






Earnings (loss) per common share – basic

$            (1.54)


0.44

n/m

Earnings (loss) per common share – diluted

(1.54)


0.44

n/m






ADDITIONAL INCOME STATEMENT INFORMATION





   Net interest income, as reported

$          135,200


132,203


   Tax-equivalent adjustment (1)

1,527


1,556


   Net interest income, tax-equivalent

$          136,727


133,759

2.2%









(1) This amount reflects the tax benefit that the Company receives related to its tax-exempt loans and securities, which carry interest rates lower than similar taxable investments due to their tax-exempt status. This amount has been computed assuming a 39% tax rate and is reduced by the related nondeductible portion of interest expense.

 


 

First Bancorp and Subsidiaries
Financial Summary - Page 3


Three Months Ended

December 31,


Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

PERFORMANCE RATIOS (annualized)

2012

2011


2012

2011

Return on average assets (1)

(3.18%)

0.02%


(0.79%)

0.23%

Return on average common equity (2)

(36.95%)

0.26%


(9.29%)

2.59%

Net interest margin – tax-equivalent (3)

5.01%

4.55%


4.78%

4.72%

Net charge-offs to average loans – non-covered

8.09%

1.09%


3.02%

1.52%







COMMON SHARE DATA






Cash dividends declared – common

$         0.08

$         0.08


$         0.32

$         0.32

Stated book value – common

14.51

16.66


14.51

16.66

Tangible book value – common

11.00

12.53


11.00

12.53

Common shares outstanding at end of period

19,669,302

16,909,820


19,669,302

16,909,820

Weighted average shares outstanding – basic

17,332,662

16,893,140


17,049,513

16,856,072

Weighted average shares outstanding – diluted

17,332,662

16,920,210


17,049,513

16,883,244







CAPITAL RATIOS






Tangible equity to tangible assets

9.04%

8.55%


9.04%

8.55%

Tangible common equity to tangible assets

6.81%

6.58%


6.81%

6.58%

Tier I leverage ratio

10.23%

10.21%


10.23%

10.21%

Tier I risk-based capital ratio

15.39%

15.46%


15.39%

15.46%

Total risk-based capital ratio

16.65%

16.72%


16.65%

16.72%







AVERAGE BALANCES ($ in thousands)






Total assets

$ 3,314,433

$ 3,292,494


$ 3,311,289

$ 3,315,045

Loans

2,446,096

2,432,568


2,436,997

2,461,995

Earning assets

2,864,243

2,816,689


2,857,541

2,834,938

Deposits

2,823,856

2,730,422


2,809,357

2,758,022

Interest-bearing liabilities

2,520,361

2,577,329


2,553,175

2,606,450

Shareholders' equity

349,371

354,206


345,981

353,588







(1) Calculated by dividing annualized net income (loss) available to common shareholders by average assets.
(2) Calculated by dividing annualized net income (loss) available to common shareholders by average common equity.
(3) See footnote 1 on page 1 of Financial Summary for discussion of tax-equivalent adjustments.

 

 

TREND INFORMATION

($ in thousands except per share data)

For the Three Months Ended

 

INCOME STATEMENT

December 31, 

2012

September 30, 

2012

June 30, 

2012

March 31, 

2012

December 31, 

2011







Net interest income – tax-equivalent (1)

$    36,062

34,849

33,338

32,478

32,314

Taxable equivalent adjustment (1)

377

376

387

387

394

Net interest income

35,685

34,473

32,951

32,091

31,920

Provision for loan losses – non-covered

40,272

5,970

5,194

18,557

6,907

Provision for loan losses – covered

4,305

1,103

1,273

2,998

2,971

Noninterest income

(8,533)

2,803

1,770

5,349

3,423

Noninterest expense

25,795

23,657

23,448

24,375

24,192

Income (loss) before income taxes

(43,220)

6,546

4,806

(8,490)

1,273

Income tax expense (benefit)

(17,283)

2,123

1,516

(3,308)

289

Net income (loss)

(25,937)

4,423

3,290

(5,182)

984

Preferred stock dividends

(532)

(688)

(829)

(760)

(794)

Net income (loss) available to common shareholders

(26,469)

3,735

2,461

(5,942)

190







Earnings (loss) per common share – basic

(1.53)

0.22

0.15

(0.35)

0.01

Earnings (loss) per common share – diluted

(1.53)

0.22

0.15

(0.35)

0.01


See footnote 1 on page 1 of Financial Summary for discussion of tax-equivalent adjustments.

 


First Bancorp and Subsidiaries
Financial Summary – Page 4


 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

($ in thousands)

 

At Dec. 31,

2012


 

At Sept. 30,

2012


 

At Dec. 31,

2011


One

Year

Change

Assets








Cash and due from banks

$        96,588


79,991


80,341


20.2%

Interest bearing deposits with banks

144,919


203,212


135,826


6.7%

     Total cash and cash equivalents

241,507


283,203


216,167


11.7%









Investment securities

223,416


217,530


240,614


(7.1%)

Presold mortgages

8,490


4,380


6,090


39.4%









Loans – non-covered

2,094,143


2,137,074


2,069,152


1.2%

Loans – covered by FDIC loss share agreements

282,314


303,997


361,234


(21.8%)

     Total loans

2,376,457


2,441,071


2,430,386


(2.2%)

Allowance for loan losses – non-covered

(41,643)


(45,154)


(35,610)


16.9%

Allowance for loan losses – covered

(4,759)


(4,394)


(5,808)


(18.1%)

     Total allowance for loan losses

(46,402)


(49,548)


(41,418)


12.0%

     Net loans

2,330,055


2,391,523


2,388,968


(2.5%)









Loans held for sale

30,393




Premises and equipment

74,371


74,044


69,975


6.3%

FDIC indemnification asset

102,559


107,615


121,677


(15.7%)

Intangible assets

68,943


69,170


69,732


(1.1%)

Foreclosed real estate – non-covered

26,285


38,065


37,023


(29.0%)

Foreclosed real estate – covered

47,290


58,367


85,272


(44.5%)

Bank-owned life insurance

27,857


27,587


2,207


1,162%

Other assets

63,744


51,193


52,749


(20.8%)

     Total assets

$   3,244,910


3,322,677


3,290,474


(1.4%)

















Liabilities








Deposits:








     Non-interest bearing checking accounts

$      413,195


398,527


335,833


23.0%

     Interest bearing checking accounts

519,573


482,583


423,452


22.7%

     Money market accounts

551,209


533,462


509,801


8.1%

     Savings accounts

158,578


159,189


146,481


8.3%

     Brokered deposits

130,836


146,180


157,408


(16.9%)

     Internet time deposits

10,060


18,518


29,902


(66.4%)

     Other time deposits > $100,000

530,015


562,245


575,408


(7.9%)

     Other time deposits

507,894


533,760


576,752


(11.9%)

          Total deposits

2,821,360


2,834,464


2,755,037


2.4%









Repurchase agreements



17,105


(100.0%)

Borrowings

46,394


111,394


133,925


(65.4%)

Other liabilities

21,039


34,029


39,257


(46.4%)

     Total liabilities

2,888,793


2,979,887


2,945,324


(1.9%)









Shareholders' equity








Preferred stock

70,787


63,500


63,500


11.5%

Common stock

131,877


105,454


104,841


25.8%

Retained earnings

153,629


181,672


185,491


(17.2%)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(176)


(7,836)


(8,682)


98.0%

     Total shareholders' equity

356,117


342,790


345,150


3.2%

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$   3,244,910


3,322,677


3,290,474


(1.4%)


 

First Bancorp and Subsidiaries
Financial Summary - Page 5



For the Three Months Ended

 

YIELD INFORMATION

December 31,   

2012

September 30,   

2012

June 30,   

 2012

March 31,

2012

December 31,   

2011







Yield on loans

6.15%

6.06%

5.88%

5.80%

5.74%

Yield on securities – tax-equivalent (1)

3.41%

3.45%

3.69%

3.84%

3.95%

Yield on other earning assets

0.34%

0.31%

0.35%

0.29%

0.34%

   Yield on all interest earning assets

5.53%

5.44%

5.31%

5.27%

5.29%







Rate on interest bearing deposits

0.56%

0.61%

0.66%

0.71%

0.77%

Rate on other interest bearing liabilities

1.40%

1.60%

1.54%

1.61%

1.27%

   Rate on all interest bearing liabilities

0.59%

0.66%

0.70%

0.76%

0.81%

     Total cost of funds

0.51%

0.57%

0.62%

0.67%

0.72%







        Net interest margin – tax-equivalent (2)

5.01%

4.86%

4.68%

4.59%

4.55%

        Average prime rate

3.25%

3.25%

3.25%

3.25%

3.25%








(1) See footnote 1 on page 1 of Financial Summary for discussion of tax-equivalent adjustments.
(2) Calculated by dividing annualized tax-equivalent net interest income by average earning assets for the period. See footnote 1 on page 1 of Financial Summary for discussion of tax-equivalent adjustments.


For the Three Months Ended

NET INTEREST INCOME PURCHASE

ACCOUNTING ADJUSTMENTS

($ in thousands)

 

December 31,

2012


 

September 30,

2012


 

June 30,

2012


 

March 31,

2012


 

December 31,   

2011











Interest income – reduced by premium
        amortization on loans

$          (116)


(116)


(116)


(116)


(116)

Interest income – increased by accretion of
        loan discount (1)

 

6,011


 

4,587


 

3,290


 

2,578


 

1,730

Interest expense – reduced by premium
        amortization of deposits

 

13


 

17


 

22


 

33


 

58

Interest expense – reduced by premium
        amortization of borrowings

 


 


 


 

30


 

35

     Impact on net interest income

$         5,908


4,488


3,196


2,525


1,707


(1) Indemnification asset income is reduced by 80% of the amount of the accretion of loan discount, and therefore the net effect is that pretax income is positively impacted by 20% of the amounts in this line item.

 

First Bancorp and Subsidiaries
Financial Summary - Page 6












 

ASSET QUALITY DATA ($ in thousands)

Dec. 31,

2012


Sept. 30,

 2012


June 30,

2012


March 31,

2012


Dec. 31,

2011













Non-covered nonperforming assets











Nonaccrual loans

$      33,034


69,413


73,918


69,665


73,566


Troubled debt restructurings - accruing

24,848


38,522


20,684


10,619


11,720


Accruing loans > 90 days past due

-


-


-


-


-


     Total non-covered nonperforming loans

57,882


107,935


94,602


80,284


85,286


Nonperforming loans held for sale

21,938


-


-


-


-


Foreclosed real estate

26,285


38,065


37,895


36,838


37,023


Total non-covered nonperforming assets

$    106,105


146,000


132,497


117,122


122,309













Covered nonperforming assets (1)











Nonaccrual loans

$      33,491


37,619


39,075


42,369


41,472


Troubled debt restructurings - accruing

15,465


17,945


19,054


13,158


14,218


Accruing loans > 90 days past due

-


-


-


-


-


     Total covered nonperforming loans

48,956


55,564


58,129


55,527


55,690


Foreclosed real estate

47,290


58,367


70,850


79,535


85,272


Total covered nonperforming assets

$     96,246


113,931


128,979


135,062


140,962













     Total nonperforming assets

$   202,351


259,931


261,476


252,184


263,271


 

Asset Quality Ratios – All Assets











Net charge-offs to average loans - annualized

7.76%


1.80%


0.96%


1.68%


1.00%


Nonperforming loans to total loans

4.50%


6.70%


6.27%


5.57%


5.80%


Nonperforming assets to total assets

6.24%


7.82%


7.86%


7.56%


8.00%


Allowance for loan losses to total loans

1.95%


2.03%


2.19%


2.17%


1.70%













Asset Quality Ratios – Based on Non-covered Assets only


Net charge-offs to average non-covered loans - annualized

8.09%


1.57%


0.79%


1.49%


1.09%


Non-covered nonperforming loans to non-covered loans

2.76%


5.05%


4.47%


3.83%


4.12%


Non-covered nonperforming assets to total non-covered assets

3.64%


4.93%


4.51%


4.02%


4.30%


Allowance for loan losses to non-covered loans

1.99%


2.11%


2.25%


2.22%


1.72%













___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

(1)  Covered nonperforming assets consist of assets that are included in loss-share agreements with the FDIC.

 


 

 

First Bancorp and Subsidiaries
Financial Summary - Page 7




For the Three Months Ended

NET INTEREST MARGIN, EXCLUDING
LOAN DISCOUNT ACCRETION –
RECONCILIATION    

($ in thousands)

 

 

Dec. 31,  

2012


 

 

Sept. 30,

2012


 

 

June 30,

2012


 

 

March 31,

2012


 

 

Dec. 31,   

2011











Net interest income, as reported

$        35,685


34,473


32,951


32,091


31,920

Tax-equivalent adjustment

377


376


387


387


394

Net interest income, tax-equivalent (A)

$        36,062


34,849


33,338


32,478


32,314

 

Average earning assets (B)

 

$   2,864,243


 

2,855,083


 

2,863,866


 

2,846,972


 

2,816,689

Tax-equivalent net interest 
   margin, annualized – as reported –  (A)/(B)

 

5.01%


 

4.86%


 

4.68%


 

4.59%


 

4.55%











Net interest income, tax-equivalent

$         36,062


34,849


33,338


32,478


32,314

Loan discount accretion

6,011


4,587


3,290


2,578


1,730

Net interest income, tax-equivalent, excluding
   loan discount accretion  (A)

 

$         30,051


 

30,262


 

30,048


 

29,900


 

30,584

 

Average earnings assets  (B)

 

$    2,864,243


 

2,855,083


 

2,863,866


 

2,846,972


 

2,816,689

Tax-equivalent net interest margin, excluding
   impact of loan discount accretion,
   annualized – (A) / (B)

 

4.17%


 

4.22%


 

4.22%


 

4.22%


 

4.31%


Note: The measure "tax-equivalent net interest margin, excluding impact of loan discount accretion" is a non-GAAP performance measure. Management of the Company believes that it is useful to calculate and present the Company's net interest margin without the impact of loan discount accretion for the reasons explained in the remainder of this paragraph. Loan discount accretion is a non-cash interest income adjustment related to the Company's acquisition of two failed banks and represents the portion of the fair value discount that was initially recorded on the acquired loans that is being recognized into income over the lives of the loans. At December 31, 2012, the Company had a remaining loan discount balance of $74.9 million compared to $108.1 million at December 31, 2011. For the related loans that perform and pay-down over time, the loan discount will also be reduced, with a corresponding increase to interest income. Therefore management of the Company believes it is useful to also present this ratio to reflect the Company's net interest margin excluding this non-cash, temporary loan discount accretion adjustment to aid investors in comparing financial results between periods. The Company cautions that non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, the Company's reported GAAP results.

 

SOURCE First Bancorp



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