Investors Bancorp, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Financial Results and Cash Dividend

SHORT HILLS, N.J., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISBC) ("Company"), the holding company for Investors Bank ("Bank"), reported net income of $15.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to net income of $28.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was $49.6 million compared to net income of $55.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.04 for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $0.10 for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.14 for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $0.20 for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  Net income for the 2014 periods include one-time expense items totaling $20.2 million, net of tax related to the Company's second step capital offering. Excluding these one-time items, net income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 would have been $35.4 million and $69.9 million, respectively.  Basic and diluted earnings per share for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 would have been $0.10 and $0.20, respectively. 

Kevin Cummings, President and CEO commented, "The second quarter of 2014 was historic for Investors as we completed our second step capital offering and raised net proceeds of $2.15 billion.  This offering resulted in our capital increasing to approximately 20% which allows us to continue our journey to build a high performing commercial bank in our market area. We are excited about the opportunities ahead of us and we thank all of our existing and new shareholders for their confidence in our Company."

With respect to the financial results, Mr. Cummings stated, "Excluding one-time items related to the second step capital offering, our earnings of $35.4 million were strong as we continue to grow and diversify our balance sheet."

The Company announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.04 per share to stockholders of record as of August 4, 2014, payable on August 18, 2014.

The following represents performance highlights and significant events that occurred during the period:

  • Stockholders' equity increased $2.18 billion from December 31, 2013 as a result of the completion of the second step capital offering and net income of $49.6 million for the six month period.  The Company used approximately half of the proceeds to pay down maturing short term borrowings and used the remainder to purchase short term investment securities as well as to fund continued loan growth. 
  • Net loans increased $854.7 million, or 6.6%, to $13.74 billion at June 30, 2014 from $12.88 billion at December 31, 2013. During the six months ended June 30, 2014, we originated $701.1 million in multi-family loans, $252.9 million in commercial real estate loans, $181.7 million in commercial and industrial loans, $52.4 million in consumer and other loans and $28.9 million in construction loans.   
  • Deposits increased by $527.6 million from $10.72 billion at December 31, 2013 to $11.25 billion at June 30, 2014.  Core deposits increased $731.6 million or 10.0% from December 31, 2013 and represent over 72% of total deposits as of June 30, 2014. 
  • Net interest margin for the three months ended June 30, 2014  was 3.28%. This represents a decrease of 8 basis points compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2014 and a decrease of 6 basis points compared to the quarter ending June 30, 2013.

As a result of the completion of the second step capital offering, all historical share information has been revised to reflect the 2.55-to-one exchange ratio.

Comparison of Operating Results

Interest and Dividend Income

Total interest and dividend income increased by $31.9 million, or 24.1%, to $164.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $132.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  This increase is attributed to the average balance of interest-earning assets increasing $3.91 billion or 31.2%, to $16.42 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $12.52 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2013 as a result of organic growth and acquisitions. This was partially offset by the weighted average yield on interest-earning assets decreasing 22 basis points to 4.00% for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 4.22% for the three months ended June 30, 2013. 

Interest income on loans increased by $26.9 million, or 21.9%, to $149.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $122.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, reflecting a $2.80 billion or 26.2%, increase in the average balance of net loans to $13.49 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $10.69 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2013. The increase is primarily attributed to the average balance of multi-family loans, residential and commercial real estate loans increasing $988.2 million, $953.4 million and $624.7 million, respectively, as we continue to grow our loan portfolio.  Additionally, the average yield on net loans decreased 16 basis points to 4.43% for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from 4.59% for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  The decrease in the average yield on net loans reflects lower rates on new and refinanced loans due to the current interest rate environment.  Prepayment penalties, which are included in interest income, increased to $4.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $3.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013.

Interest income on all other interest-earning assets, excluding loans, increased by $5.0 million or 52.3%, to $14.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $9.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013. The increase is attributed to the $1.11 billion increase in the average balance of all other interest-earning assets, excluding loans, to $2.93 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $1.83 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  A portion of the second step capital offering proceeds were used to purchase short term investment securities.  This increase was partially offset by an 11 basis point decrease in the average yield on interest-earning assets, excluding loans to 1.98% for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 2.09% for the three months ended June 30, 2013.

Total interest and dividend income increased by $61.1 million, or 23.3%, to $322.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $261.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  This increase is attributed to the average balance of interest-earning assets increasing $3.55 billion, or 28.8%, to $15.89 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $12.34 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2013. This was partially offset by the weighted average yield on interest-earning assets decreasing 18 basis points to 4.06% for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 4.24% for the six months ended June 30, 2013. 

Interest income on loans increased by $53.0 million, or 21.9%, to $295.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $242.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013, reflecting a $2.83 billion, or 26.9%, increase in the average balance of net loans to $13.36 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $10.53 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  The increase is primarily attributed to the average balance of multi-family loans, residential loans and commercial real estate loans increasing $1.01 billion, $976.5 million and $599.2 million, respectively as we continue to grow our loan portfolio.  These increases were partially offset by an 18 basis point decrease in the average yield on net loans to 4.43% for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from 4.61% for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  The decrease in the average yield on net loans reflects lower rates on new and refinanced loans due to the current interest rate environment.  Prepayment penalties, which are included in interest income, increased to $8.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $6.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  

Interest income on all other interest-earning assets, excluding loans, increased by $8.1 million, or 42.2%, to $27.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $19.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  The average balance of all other interest-earning assets, excluding loans, increased by $725.6 million to $2.54 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $1.81 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  A portion of second step capital offering proceeds were used to purchase short term investment securities.  In addition, the weighted average yield on interest-earning assets, excluding loans, increased by 3 basis points to 2.14% for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 2.11% for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

Interest Expense

Total interest expense increased by $1.8 million, or 6.7%, to $29.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $27.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013. This increase is due to the average balance of total interest-bearing liabilities increasing by $1.67 billion, or 15.4%, to $12.55 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $10.87 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  This increase is partially offset by the weighted average cost of total interest-bearing liabilities decreasing 8 basis points to 0.93% for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 1.01% for the three months ended June 30, 2013 as deposit rates reflect the current interest rate environment. 

Interest expense on interest-bearing deposits increased $2.1 million, or 17.4% to $14.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $12.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  This increase is attributed to the average balance of total interest-bearing deposits increasing $2.14 billion, or 27.3% to $9.95 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $7.81 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  Average balances of core deposit accounts- savings, checking and money market- increased $1.65 billion year over year.  This increase was partially offset by a 5 basis point decrease in the average cost of interest-bearing deposits to 0.58% for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from 0.63% for the three months ended June 30, 2013 as deposit rates reflect the current interest rate environment. 

Interest expense on borrowed funds decreased by $294,000 or 1.9%, to $14.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014  from $15.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  This decrease is attributed to the average balance of borrowed funds decreasing $463.6 million or 15.1%, to $2.60 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $3.06 billion for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  Approximately half of the proceeds from the second step capital offering were used to pay down maturing, short term borrowings.  This decrease was partially offset by a 31 basis point increase to the average cost of borrowings to 2.30% for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from 1.99% for the three months ended June 30, 2013.

Total interest expense increased by $3.9 million, or 7.1%, to $58.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $54.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  This increase is attributed to the average balance of total interest-bearing liabilities increasing by $2.24 billion, or 20.9%, to $12.99 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $10.75 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  This increase was partially offset by the weighted average cost of total interest-bearing liabilities decreasing 12 basis points to 0.90% for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 1.02% for the six months ended June 30, 2013. 

Interest expense on interest-bearing deposits increased $3.8 million, or 15.3% to $28.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $24.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  This increase is attributed to the average balance of total interest-bearing deposits increasing $2.11 billion, or 26.8% to $10.02 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $7.90 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  Average balances of core deposit accounts- savings, checking and money market- increased $1.60 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2014.  This increase was partially offset by a 6 basis point decrease in the average cost of interest-bearing deposits to 0.57% for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from 0.63% for the six months ended June 30, 2013 as deposit rates reflect the lower interest rate environment.

Interest expense on borrowed funds increased by $64,000, or 0.2%, to $30.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $29.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  This increase is attributed to the the average balance of borrowed funds increasing by $127.3 million or 4.5%, to $2.98 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $2.85 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  This increase is partially offset by the average cost of borrowed funds decreasing 8 basis points to 2.02% for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from 2.10% for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

Net Interest Income

Net interest income increased by $30.1 million, or 28.7%, to $134.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $104.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  The increase was primarily due to the average balance of interest earning assets increasing $3.91 billion to $16.42 billion at June 30, 2014 compared to $12.52 billion at June 30, 2013, as well as a 8 basis point decrease in our cost of interest-bearing liabilities to 0.93% for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from 1.01% for the three months ended June 30, 2013. These were partially offset by the average balance of our interest bearing liabilities increasing $1.67 billion to $12.55 billion at June 30, 2014 compared to $10.87 billion at June 30, 2013, as well as the yield on our interest-earning assets decreasing 22 basis points to 4.00% for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from 4.22% for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  The net interest spread decreased by 14 basis points to 3.07% for the three months ended  June 30, 2014 from 3.21% for the three months ended June 30, 2013 as the proceeds from the second step capital offering were temporarily invested in short term investments. 

Net interest income increased by $57.2 million, or 27.7%, to $264.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $206.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  The increase was primarily due to the average balance of interest earning assets increasing $3.55 billion to $15.89 billion at June 30, 2014 compared to $12.34 billion at June 30, 2013, as well as a 12 basis point decrease in our cost of interest-bearing liabilities to 0.90% for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from 1.02% for the six months ended June 30, 2013. These were partially offset by the average balance of our interest bearing liabilities increasing $2.24 billion to $12.99 billion at June 30, 2014 compared to $10.75 billion at June 30, 2013, as well as the yield on our interest-earning assets decreasing 18 basis points to 4.06% for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from 4.24% for the six months ended June 30, 2013. The net interest spread decreased by 6 basis points to 3.16% for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from 3.22% for the six months ended June 30, 2013 as yield on interest earning assets declined 18 basis points while cost of interest bearing liabilities declined 12 basis points. 

Non-Interest Income

Total non-interest income increased by $635,000 or 6.7% to $10.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $9.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  The higher income is attributed to fees and service charges, income on bank owned life insurance and gains on security transactions of $399,000, $303,000 and $101,000, respectively.  In addition, other income increased $770,000 primarily as a result of income on non-deposit investment products.  These increases are offset by a decrease in gain on loan transactions of $739,000 to $1.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 due to lower volume of sales in the secondary market.  

Total non-interest income increased by $2.5 million, or 12.7% to $22.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $19.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  Included in other income for the six months ended June 30, 2014 is a bargain purchase gain of $1.5 million, net of tax, relating to the acquisition of Gateway Community Financial Corp, the federally-chartered holding company for GCF Bank ("Gateway"), which was completed in January 2014.  Additionally, fees and service charges and income on bank owned life insurance increased $830,000 and $477,000, respectively, for the six months ended June 30, 2014.  These increases were offset by a $2.2 million decrease in gain on the sale of loans to $2.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 as compared to $5.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 due to lower volume of sales in the secondary market.

Non-Interest Expenses

Total non-interest expenses increased by $55.3 million, or 97.1%, to $112.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $56.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  Compensation and fringe benefits increased $24.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, which includes $13.0 million related to the accelerated vesting of all stock option and restricted stock plans upon the completion of the second step capital offering.  The remaining increase in compensation and fringe benefits relate to staff additions pertaining to the acquisitions of Roma Financial Corporation and Gateway, completed in December 2013 and January 2014, respectively, as well as increased staff to support our continued growth and normal merit increases.  Full time equivalent employees were 1,619 as of June 30, 2014, an increase of  31% from June 30, 2013.  Other operating expenses increased by $22.6 million to $27.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $4.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  Included in other operating expenses is the Company's contribution of $20.0 million to the Investors Charitable Foundation in conjunction with the second step capital offering, comprised of 1,000,000 shares of common stock and $10.0 million in cash. Occupancy expense, data processing fees, professional fees and advertising expenses have increased by $2.8 million, $2.7 million, $1.4 million and $1.0 million, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  These increases are primarily the result of our recent acquisitions and organic growth.

Total non-interest expenses increased by $76.3 million, or 67.5%, to $189.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $113.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  Included in non-interest expense is $803,000 of one time costs related to the acquisition of Gateway.  Compensation and fringe benefits increased $34.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, which includes $13.0 million related to the accelerated vesting of all stock option and restricted stock plans upon the completion of the second step capital offering.  In addition, compensation expense included approximately $1.0 million related to retention and severance payments to former Roma Financial Corporation employees.  The remaining increase in compensation and fringe benefits relate to staff additions pertaining to the acquisitions of Roma Financial Corporation and Gateway, as well as increased staff to support our continued growth and normal merit increases.  Other operating expenses increased by $24.0 million to $33.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 from $9.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  Included in other operating expenses is the Company's contribution of $20.0 million to the Investors Charitable Foundation in conjunction with the second step capital offering.  Occupancy expense, data processing fees, professional fees and advertising expenses have increased by $6.3 million, $5.2 million, $2.5 million and $1.7 million, respectively, for the six months ended June 30, 2014.  These increases are primarily the result of our recent acquisitions and organic growth.

Income Taxes

Income tax expense was $9.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, representing a 38.72% effective tax rate compared to income tax expense of $15.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013 representing a 35.61% effective tax rate.   

Income tax expense was $30.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014, representing a 38.63% effective tax rate compared to income tax expense of $30.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 representing a 35.66% effective tax rate.

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, there was a change in New York state tax law which will likely result in the Company paying higher New York state taxes in future periods. The Company analyzed the impact of this change relative to its deferred tax positions. Based on that analysis, the Company recognized a $680,000 write up to its deferred tax assets during the first quarter of 2014, which is a discrete item, reflected as a reduction of income tax expense. The Company will continue to monitor the impact of this tax law change.

Provision for Loan Losses

Our provision for loan losses was $8.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $13.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013. For the three months ended June 30, 2014, net charge-offs were $2.6 million compared to $8.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013.  For the six months ended June 30, 2014, our provision for loan losses was $17.0 million compared to $27.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, net charge-offs were $4.9 million compared to $15.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013. Our provision for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 is a result of continued growth in the loan portfolio, specifically the multi-family, commercial real estate and commercial and industrial portfolios; the inherent credit risk in our overall portfolio, particularly the credit risk associated with commercial real estate lending and commercial and industrial lending; and the level of non-performing loans and delinquent loans.  While the economic and real estate conditions in our lending area have  improved slightly, management is cautiously optimistic and continues to be prudent in assessing the Company's credit risk. 

Our past due loans and non-accrual loans discussed below exclude certain purchased credit impaired (PCI) loans, primarily consisting of loans recorded in the acquisitions of Gateway, Roma Financial and Marathon Bank.  Under U.S. GAAP, the PCI loans (acquired at a discount that is due, in part, to credit quality) are not subject to delinquency classification in the same manner as loans originated by Investors.  The following table sets forth non-accrual loans and accruing past due loans (excluding PCI loans and loans held for sale) on the dates indicated as well as certain asset quality ratios.

 




June 30,

2014


March 31,

2014


December 31,

2013


September 30,

2013


June 30,

2013


# of loans


amount


# of loans


amount


# of loans


amount


# of loans


amount


# of loans


amount


(Dollars in millions)

Accruing past due loans:






























30 to 59 days past due:






























Residential and consumer

97



$

22.9



90



$

17.2



97



$

17.9



52



$

15.1



55



$

17.9


Construction





1



0.01



1



0.3










Multi-family

5



12.8



6



13.0



3



1.4



4



9.2



1



0.1


Commercial real estate

16



12.1



14



10.0



11



16.4



2



3.2






Commercial and industrial

7



3.6



6



4.4



10



5.9



2



0.2



1



0.1


Total 30 to 59 days past due

125



$

51.4



117



$

44.6



122



$

41.9



60



$

27.7



57



$

18.1


60 to 89 days past due:






























Residential and consumer

50



10.0



43



8.0



40



6.6



26



7.3



37



10.3


Construction









1



0.5










Multi-family









2



0.2



2



3.6






Commercial real estate

11



2.5



5



1.0



4



10.3



2



0.3






Commercial and industrial

6



1.4



8



1.0



2



0.3



1



0.3



1



0.1


Total 60 to 89 days past due

67



13.9



56



10.0



49



17.9



31



11.5



38



10.4


Total accruing past due loans

192



$

65.3



173



$

54.6



171



$

59.8



91



$

39.2



95



$

28.5


Non-accrual:






























Residential and consumer

361



79.7



348



79.4



304



74.3



305



75.1



286



72.0


Construction

6



13.0



5



13.0



18



16.2



7



14.2



9



21.8


Multi-family

1



1.9



3



0.4



5



5.9



9



16.8



10



17.2


Commercial real estate

26



12.6



15



2.9



12



2.7



3



1.6



3



2.0


Commercial and industrial

10



1.4



9



1.9



4



1.3



8



1.9



6



1.5


Total non-accrual Loans

404



$

108.6



380



$

97.6



343



$

100.4



332



$

109.6



314



$

114.5


Accruing troubled debt restructured loans

51



$

32.3



50



$

37.6



50



$

39.6



36



$

24.5



29



$

19.7


Non-accrual loans to total loans




0.78

%





0.72

%





0.77

%





0.95

%





1.04

%

Allowance for loan loss as a percent of non-accrual loans




171.33

%





185.00

%





173.30

%





152.18

%





134.90

%

Allowance for loan losses as a percent of total loans




1.34

%





1.33

%





1.33

%





1.45

%





1.40

%

Total non-accrual loans increased to $108.6 million at June 30, 2014 compared to $100.4 million at December 31, 2013.  Despite the slight increase, we continue to diligently resolve our troubled loans. Our allowance for loan loss as a percent of total loans is 1.34%.  At June 30, 2014, there were $41.8 million of loans deemed troubled debt restructuring, of which $23.2 million were residential and consumer loans, $11.4 million were commercial real estate loans, $3.6 million were construction loans, $2.1 million were multi-family loans and $1.5 million were commercial and industrial loans.  Troubled debt restructured loans in the amount of $32.3 million were classified as accruing and $9.5 million were classified as non-accrual at June 30, 2014.

The allowance for loan losses increased by $12.1 million to $186.1 million at June 30, 2014 from $173.9 million at December 31, 2013.  The increase in our allowance for loan losses is due to the growth of the loan portfolio and the increased credit risk in our overall portfolio, particularly the inherent credit risk associated with commercial real estate lending.  Future increases in the allowance for loan losses may be necessary based on the growth and composition of the loan portfolio, the level of loan delinquency and the economic conditions in our lending area. 

Balance Sheet Summary

Total assets increased by $1.83 billion, or 11.7%, to $17.46 billion at June 30, 2014 from $15.62 billion at December 31, 2013.  On May 7, 2014, the Company raised $2.15 billion in capital in its second step offering.  As a result of deploying the proceeds, securities increased by $934.7 million, or 57.8%, to $2.55 billion at  June 30, 2014 from $1.62 billion at December 31, 2013.  Net loans, including loans held for sale, increased $860.2 million to $13.75 billion at June 30, 2014 from $12.89 billion at December 31, 2013.  In addition, cash and cash equivalents increased by $50.7 million from $250.7 million at  December 31, 2013 to $301.4 million at June 30, 2014. 

Net loans, including loans held for sale, increased by $860.2 million, or 6.7%, to $13.75 billion at June 30, 2014 from $12.89 billion at December 31, 2013.  This increase includes $195.1 million in loans acquired in conjunction with the Gateway acquisition.  At June 30, 2014, total loans were $13.93 billion which included $5.89 billion in residential loans, $4.39 billion in multi-family loans, $2.75 billion in commercial real estate loans, $441.7 million in consumer and other loans, $300.9 million in commercial and industrial loans and $172.4 million in construction loans.  For the six months ended June 30, 2014, we originated $701.1 million in multi-family loans, $252.9 million in commercial real estate loans, $181.7 million in commercial and industrial loans, $52.4 million in consumer and other loans and $28.9 million in construction loans.  This increase in loans reflects our continued focus on generating multi-family and commercial real estate loans, which was partially offset by pay downs and payoffs of loans.  The loans we originate and purchase are on properties located primarily in New Jersey and New York.

We originate residential mortgage loans through our mortgage subsidiary, Investors Home Mortgage Co which originated $351.1 million in residential mortgage loans with $62.8 million were for sale to third party investors and $288.3 million were added to our portfolio for the six months ended June 30, 2014. We also purchase mortgage loans from correspondent entities including other banks and mortgage bankers. Our agreements with these correspondent entities require them to originate loans that adhere to our underwriting standards. During the six months June 30, 2014, we purchased loans totaling $149.4 million from these entities.

Securities, in the aggregate, increased by $934.7 million, or 57.8%, to $2.55 billion at June 30, 2014 from $1.62 billion at December 31, 2013.  This increase is attributed to using a portion of the proceeds from the Company's second step offering to purchase short term investment securities.

Deposits increased by $527.6 million or 4.9% from $10.72 billion at December 31, 2013  to $11.25 billion at June 30, 2014. This increase includes $254.7 million in deposits added in conjunction with the Gateway acquisition.  Core deposits increased $731.6 million or 10.0%, partially offset by a $203.9 million decrease in certificates of deposit.  Core deposits represents over 72% of our total deposit portfolio. 

Borrowed funds decreased $938.2 million, or 27.9%, to $2.43 billion at June 30, 2014 from $3.37 billion at  December 31, 2013.  The Company used approximately half of the proceeds from its second step capital offering to pay down maturing, short term borrowings. 

Stockholders' equity increased $2.18 billion to $3.52 billion at June 30, 2014 from $1.33 billion at December 31, 2013.  The increase is primarily related to the impact of the Company's second step capital offering, net income of $49.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and a $7.2 million decrease to other comprehensive loss.  Stockholders' equity was also impacted by the declaration of cash dividends totaling $0.04 per common share for the six months ended June 30, 2014 which resulted in a decrease of $14.0 million

About the Company

Investors Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Investors Bank, which as of June 30, 2014 operates from its corporate headquarters in Short Hills, New Jersey and 130 offices located throughout New Jersey and New York.

Earnings Conference Call July 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (ET)

The Company, as previously announced, will host an earnings conference call Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (ET). The toll-free dial-in number is: (866) 218-2404.  Callers who pre-register will bypass the live operator and may avoid any delays in joining the conference call. Participants will immediately receive an online confirmation, an email and a calendar invitation for the event.

Conference Call Pre-registration link: http://dpregister.com/10048968

A telephone replay will be available beginning on July 25, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. (ET) through 9:00 a.m. (ET) on October 27, 2014.  The replay number is (877) 344-7529 password 10048968.  The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast on the Company's website www.myinvestorsbank.com and archived for one year.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements contained herein are "forward looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Such forward looking statements may be identified by reference to a future period or periods, or by the use of forward looking terminology, such as "may," "will," "believe," "expect," "estimate," "anticipate," "continue," or similar terms or variations on those terms, or the negative of those terms.  Forward looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, as described in our SEC filings, including, but not limited to, those related to the real estate and economic environment, particularly in the market areas in which the Company operates, competitive products and pricing, fiscal and monetary policies of the U.S. Government, changes in government regulations affecting financial institutions, including regulatory fees and capital requirements, changes in prevailing interest rates, acquisitions and the integration of acquired businesses, credit risk management, asset-liability management, the financial and securities markets and the availability of and costs associated with sources of liquidity.

The Company wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.  The Company wishes to advise readers that the factors listed above could affect the Company's financial performance and could cause the Company's actual results for future periods to differ materially from any opinions or statements expressed with respect to future periods in any current statements.  The Company does not undertake and specifically declines any obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions, which may be made to any forward looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.

 




INVESTORS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 (audited)














June 30, 2014


December 31, 2013

Assets

(In thousands)







Cash and cash equivalents

$

301,391



250,689


Securities available-for-sale, at estimated fair value

1,105,912



785,032


Securities held-to-maturity, net (estimated fair value of $1,484,223 and $839,064 at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 respectively)

1,445,646



831,819


Loans receivable, net

13,737,254



12,882,544


Loans held-for-sale

13,752



8,273


Federal Home Loan Bank stock

143,260



178,126


Accrued interest receivable

53,238



47,448


Other real estate owned

8,038



8,516


Office properties and equipment, net

151,722



138,105


Net deferred tax asset

218,718



216,206


Bank owned life insurance

162,581



152,788


Intangible assets

108,752



109,129


Other assets

6,546



14,395


Total Assets

$

17,456,810



15,623,070


Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity






Liabilities:






Deposits

$

11,246,436



10,718,811


Borrowed funds

2,429,085



3,367,274


Advance payments by borrowers for taxes and insurance

76,925



67,154


Other liabilities

185,411



135,504


Total liabilities

13,937,857



14,288,743


Stockholders' equity:






Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 authorized shares;  none issued




Common stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized; 358,269,874 issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014; 367,041,688 issued and 353,046,057 outstanding at December 31, 2013

3,583



1,519


Additional paid-in capital

2,845,309



720,766


Retained earnings

783,123



734,563


Treasury stock, at cost; no shares outstanding at June 30, 2014; 13,995,632 shares at December 31, 2013



(67,046)


Unallocated common stock held by the employee stock ownership plan

(94,597)



(29,779)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(18,465)



(25,696)


Total stockholders' equity

3,518,953



1,334,327


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

17,456,810



15,623,070


 

 


INVESTORS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)








For the Three Months


For the Six Months







Ended June 30,


Ended June 30,







2014



2013



2014



2013








(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Interest and dividend income:













Loans receivable

$

149,531



122,636



295,501



242,496



Securities:














Government-sponsored enterprise obligations

12



1



24



2




Mortgage-backed securities

10,992



6,636



20,105



13,213




Equity securities available-for-sale

21



19



65



23




Municipal bonds and other debt

1,548



1,463



2,788



2,995




Other investments





14





Interest-bearing deposits

274



11



309



21



Federal Home Loan Bank stock

1,711



1,428



3,908



2,878





Total interest and dividend income

164,089



132,194



322,714



261,628


Interest expense:













Deposits


14,385



12,250



28,757



24,938



Secured borrowings

14,941



15,235



30,004



29,940





Total interest expense

29,326



27,485



58,761



54,878





Net interest income

134,763



104,709



263,953



206,750


Provision for loan losses

8,000



13,750



17,000



27,500





Net interest income after provision for loan losses

126,763



90,959



246,953



179,250


Non-interest income













Fees and service charges

5,325



4,926



10,157



9,327



Income on bank owned life insurance

1,034



731



1,965



1,488



Gain on loan transactions, net

1,263



2,002



2,909



5,076



Gain on securities transactions

108



7



639



691



Gain on sales of other real estate owned, net

333



532



464



462



Other income

2,110



1,340



5,981



2,583





Total non-interest income

10,173



9,538



22,115



19,627


Non-interest expense













Compensation and fringe benefits

53,213



29,056



93,029



58,880



Advertising and promotional expense

3,385



2,397



5,954



4,211



Office occupancy and equipment expense

12,232



9,411



24,983



18,640



Federal insurance premiums

4,000



3,600



8,800



7,250



Stationery, printing, supplies and telephone

1,183



991



2,396



1,578



Professional fees

3,774



2,364



7,564



5,096



Data processing service fees

7,141



4,436



13,305



8,092



Other operating expenses

27,226



4,642



33,322



9,274





Total non-interest expenses

112,154



56,897



189,353



113,021





Income before income tax expense

24,782



43,600



79,715



85,856


Income tax expense

9,596



15,524



30,111



30,613





Net income

$

15,186



28,076



49,604



55,243


Basic and diluted earnings per share

$

0.04



0.10



0.14



0.20


Weighted average shares outstanding:













Basic



347,912,065



274,712,968



343,267,999



274,583,602



Diluted



351,507,786



277,842,685



347,664,231



277,511,461


 

 


INVESTORS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Average Balance Sheet and Yield/Rate Information





















For Three Months Ended




June 30, 2014


June 30, 2013




Average Outstanding Balance

Interest Earned/Paid

Average Yield/Rate


Average Outstanding Balance

Interest Earned/Paid

Average Yield/Rate




(Dollars in thousands)

Interest-earning assets:















Interest-earning cash accounts

$

589,563


274


0.19

%


123,220


11


0.04

%


Securities available-for-sale

921,620


4,478


1.94

%


1,340,391


5,372


1.60

%


Securities held-to-maturity

1,273,410


8,095


2.54

%


204,748


2,747


5.37

%


Net loans

13,489,800


149,531


4.43

%


10,688,759


122,636


4.59

%


Federal Home Loan Bank stock

149,788


1,711


4.57

%


164,710


1,428


3.47

%



Total interest-earning assets

16,424,181


164,089


4.00

%


12,521,828


132,194


4.22

%

Non-interest earning assets

720,803







562,779








Total assets

$

17,144,984







$

13,084,607






















Interest-bearing liabilities:















Savings

2,222,746


1,664


0.30

%


1,750,081


1,542


0.35

%


Interest-bearing checking

2,262,603


2,094


0.37

%


1,697,260


1,622


0.38

%


Money market accounts

2,160,119


2,823


0.52

%


1,547,331


1,655


0.43

%


Certificates of deposit

3,301,027


7,804


0.95

%


2,816,048


7,431


1.06

%


 Interest bearing deposits

9,946,495


14,385


0.58

%


7,810,720


12,250


0.63

%


Borrowed funds

2,599,744


14,941


2.30

%


3,063,327


15,235


1.99

%



Total interest-bearing liabilities

12,546,239


29,326


0.93

%


10,874,047


27,485


1.01

%

Non-interest bearing liabilities

1,923,141







1,112,583








Total liabilities

14,469,380







11,986,630






Stockholders' equity

2,675,604







1,097,977








Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

17,144,984







$

13,084,607






















Net interest income



$

134,763







$

104,709




















Net interest rate spread





3.07

%






3.21

%

















Net interest earning assets

$

3,877,942







$

1,647,781






















Net interest margin





3.28

%






3.34

%

















Ratio of interest-earning assets to total interest- bearing liabilities

1.31


X




1.15


X























 

 


INVESTORS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Average Balance Sheet and Yield/Rate Information





















For Six Months Ended




June 30, 2014


June 30, 2013




Average Outstanding Balance

Interest Earned/Paid

Average Yield/Rate


Average Outstanding Balance

Interest Earned/Paid

Average Yield/Rate




(Dollars in thousands)

Interest-earning assets:















Interest-earning cash accounts

$

400,528


309


0.15

%


118,956


21


0.04

%


Securities available-for-sale

847,166


8,539


2.02

%


1,355,948


10,735


1.58

%


Securities held-to-maturity

1,126,782


14,457


2.57

%


187,159


5,498


5.88

%


Net loans

13,355,535


295,501


4.43

%


10,527,405


242,496


4.61

%


Federal Home Loan Bank stock

163,795


3,908


4.77

%


154,785


2,878


3.72

%



Total interest-earning assets

15,893,806


322,714


4.06

%


12,344,253


261,628


4.24

%

Non-interest earning assets

733,382







556,305








Total assets

$

16,627,188







$

12,900,558






















Interest-bearing liabilities:















Savings

2,241,784


3,320


0.30

%


1,744,802


3,219


0.37

%


Interest-bearing checking

2,291,449


3,910


0.34

%


1,718,649


3,080


0.36

%


Money market accounts

2,095,819


5,628


0.54

%


1,566,555


3,342


0.43

%


Certificates of deposit

3,386,598


15,899


0.94

%


2,871,314


15,297


1.07

%


 Interest bearing deposits

10,015,650


28,757


0.57

%


7,901,320


24,938


0.63

%


Borrowed funds

2,975,855


30,004


2.02

%


2,848,563


29,940


2.10

%



Total interest-bearing liabilities

12,991,505


58,761


0.90

%


10,749,883


54,878


1.02

%

Non-interest bearing liabilities

1,604,634







1,063,619








Total liabilities

14,596,139







11,813,502






Stockholders' equity

2,031,049







1,087,056








Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

16,627,188







$

12,900,558






















Net interest income



$

263,953







$

206,750




















Net interest rate spread





3.16

%






3.22

%

















Net interest earning assets

$

2,902,301







$

1,594,370






















Net interest margin





3.32

%






3.35

%

















Ratio of interest-earning assets to total interest- bearing liabilities

1.22


X




1.15


X























 

 



INVESTORS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Selected Performance Ratios








For the Three Months Ended


June 30,


2014



2013








Return on average assets

0.35

%


0.86

%

Return on average equity

2.27

%


10.23

%

Return on average tangible equity

2.37

%


11.24

%

Interest rate spread

3.07

%


3.21

%

Net interest margin

3.28

%


3.34

%

Efficiency ratio

77.38

%


49.80

%

Efficiency ratio, adjusted (1)

54.60

%


49.80

%

Non-interest expense to average total assets

2.62

%


1.74

%

Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities

1.31



1.15









For the Six Months Ended


June 30,


2014



2013


Return on average assets

0.60

%


0.86

%

Return on average equity

4.88

%


10.16

%

Return on average tangible equity

5.16

%


11.18

%

Interest rate spread

3.16

%


3.22

%

Net interest margin

3.32

%


3.35

%

Efficiency ratio

66.19

%


49.93

%

Efficiency ratio, adjusted (1)

54.65

%


49.93

%

Non-interest expense to average total assets

2.28

%


1.75

%

Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities

1.22



1.15









INVESTORS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Selected Financial Ratios and Other Data








June 30, 2014


December 31, 2013







Asset Quality Ratios:






Non-performing assets as a percent of total assets

0.85

%


0.95

%

Non-performing loans as a percent of total loans

1.01

%


1.07

%

Allowance for loan losses as a percent of non-accrual loans

171.33

%


173.30

%

Allowance for loan losses as a percent of total loans

1.34

%


1.33

%







Capital Ratios:






Total risk-based capital (to risk weighted assets)   (2)

19.39

%


11.39

%

Tier 1 risk-based capital (to risk weighted assets)   (2)

18.14

%


10.14

%

Tier 1 leverage (core) capital (to adjusted tangible assets)   (2)

13.22

%


8.20

%

Equity to total assets (period end)

20.16

%


8.54

%

Average equity to average assets

12.22

%


8.32

%

Tangible capital (to tangible assets)

19.66

%


7.90

%

Book value per common share

$

10.22



$

9.85








Other Data:






Number of full service offices

130



129


Full time equivalent employees

1,619



1,541








(1) See Non GAAP Reconciliation.

(2) Ratios are for Investors Bank and do not include capital retained at the holding company level.









INVESTORS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Non GAAP Reconciliation

(dollars in thousands, except share data)







 Net Income, Basic and Diluted EPS, as adjusted










For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2014


For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2014







Net Income

$

15,186



$

49,604








Compensation and fringe benefits (1)

13,013



13,013


Other operating expenses (2)

20,000



20,000


Total one time item

33,013



33,013


Effective tax rate

38.72

%


38.63

%

One time items, net tax

20,230



20,261








Adjusted Net Income

$

35,416



$

69,865








Adjusted basic earnings per share

$

0.10



$

0.20


Adjusted diluted earnings per share

$

0.10



$

0.20








Weighted average shares outstanding:






Basic

347,912,065



343,267,999


Diluted

351,507,786



347,664,231








Efficiency Ratio, as adjusted




For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2014


For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2014







 Total non-interest expense

112,154



189,353


 Net interest income

134,763



263,953


 Total non-interest income

10,173



22,115








 Efficiency Ratio

77.38

%


66.19

%







Compensation and fringe benefits (1)

13,013



13,013


Other operating expenses (2)

20,000



20,000


Adjusted Non-Interest Expense

79,141



156,340








 Adjusted Efficiency Ratio

54.60

%


54.65

%













(1)  Compensation expense one time items related to the accelerated vesting of all stock option and restricted stock plans upon the completion of the second step capital offering.

(2)  Other operating expense one time items related to the Company's contribution of $20 million to the Investors Charitable Foundation in conjunction with the second step capital offering, comprised of 1,000,000 shares of common stock and $10 million in cash.

 

Contact: Domenick Cama
(973) 924-5105
dcama@myinvestorsbank.com

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