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Mercantile Bank Corporation Reports Strong Full Year 2011 Results Closes 2011 with Four Consecutive Quarters of Positive Earnings

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercantile Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: MBWM) ("Mercantile") reported net income attributable to common shares of $30.0 million, or $3.37 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared with a net loss attributable to common shares of $5.3 million, or ($0.62) per diluted share, for the prior-year period.  For the full year 2011, Mercantile reported net income attributable to common shares of $36.1 million, or $4.07 per diluted share, compared with a net loss attributable to common shares of $14.6 million, or ($1.72) per diluted share, for the full year 2010.

Net income attributable to common shares was positively impacted by the reversal of the previously established net deferred tax asset valuation allowance resulting in a federal income tax benefit of $27.4 million during the fourth quarter.  Excluding the reversal of this allowance, the fourth quarter net income attributable to common shares would have been $2.6 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, and $8.8 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, for the full year 2011. 

2011 was highlighted by:

  • Return to profitability with lower provision expense and higher net interest margin
  • Further strengthening of regulatory capital ratios; total risk based capital ratio up 25 percent compared to year-end 2010
  • Reversal of the net deferred tax asset valuation allowance
  • Additional improvement in asset quality; continued decline in nonperforming assets, down 30 percent from year-end 2010
  • Provision expense down $24.9 million or 78 percent from 2010
  • Level of loans in the 30- to 89-days delinquent category remains at virtually zero
  • Wholesale funds declined to 31% of total funds from 40% at year-end 2010
  • Brought dividends on preferred stock and distributions on trust preferred securities current

"The fourth quarter was another solid quarter that rounded out a year of strong performance and achievement of many milestones for Mercantile," said Michael Price, Chairman and CEO of Mercantile Bank Corporation.  "Throughout 2011, the results of our strategic initiatives implemented during the Great Recession returned our company to sustained profitability.  We were able to reverse our net deferred tax asset valuation allowance, reflecting our belief that Mercantile should remain profitable and that we have positioned the organization for even further improved operating performance."  

Operating Results

Total revenue, which consists of net interest income and noninterest income, was $58.5 million during the full year 2011, down $7.1 million or 10.8 percent from the $65.6 million generated during 2010, primarily reflecting a reduction in average earning assets. Net interest income was $51.2 million, down $5.1 million or 9.1 percent from the $56.3 million earned in the prior year. The decrease in net interest income resulted from a 16.4 percent decline in average earning assets, which was partially offset by a 29 basis point increase in the net interest margin.  The reduction in average earning assets was the result of a shift of assets out of the loan portfolio as part of management's strategic initiative to reduce Mercantile's commercial real estate exposure.   

Noninterest income for 2011 was $7.3 million, down $2.0 million or 21.2 percent from 2010. The decrease in noninterest income primarily reflects lower rental income from fewer foreclosed properties and a decline in mortgage banking activity.  In addition, 2010 noninterest income includes gains totaling $0.8 million from the sale of certain assets.

Throughout 2011, Mercantile made significant progress in reducing provision expense.  Provision expense decreased from $31.8 million in 2010 to $6.9 million in 2011. The overall lower level of provision is the result of a decline in total nonperforming loans, a slowdown in loan-rating downgrades, and an increase in loan-rating upgrades as the quality of the loan portfolio continues to improve. Additionally, in many instances the reserve allocation factors for non-impaired commercial loans were lowered as the higher loan charge-off periods of 2009 were replaced with the lower 2011 charge-off periods in the quarterly reserve migration calculations.

Mercantile has made further reductions in controllable costs and has significantly reduced costs associated with nonperforming assets. Noninterest expense for 2011 was $41.5 million, down $5.7 million from 2010. Costs associated with the administration and resolution of problem assets, including legal expenses, property tax payments, appraisal costs and write-downs on foreclosed properties, totaled $8.3 million during 2011, down $2.6 million or 23.7 percent from a year ago.  FDIC insurance premiums were $2.8 million in 2011, down from $4.4 million in 2010, resulting from a decreased assessment rate.

"Our strategic plan to weather this troubled economy has been a multi-pronged approach including initiatives to reduce nonperforming assets, protect and improve our net interest margin, remain well-capitalized, reduce our controllable costs, and thus return the organization to sustained profitability," added Price. "While we are pleased with our execution of the plan to date, we recognize there is still significant work to do.  We will use our momentum and build upon our successes as we shift our focus from capital preservation to growth.  We also expect to develop a framework for redeeming the TARP preferred stock that we had issued."

Balance Sheet

While Mercantile continues to reduce its exposure to loans secured by commercial real estate, commercial/industrial activity has yet to rebound sufficiently to offset these efforts, resulting in a lower level of total assets. As of December 31, 2011, total assets were $1.43 billion, down $199 million or 12.2 percent from December 31, 2010; total loans declined $190 million or 15.1 percent to $1.07 billion over the same time period.

Real estate loans comprise a majority of Mercantile's loan portfolio. At December 31, 2011, real estate loans, excluding residential mortgage loans representing permanent financing of owner-occupied dwellings and home equity lines of credit, were $723 million or approximately 67 percent of total loans, representing a decline of $164 million, or 18.5 percent, from $887 million, or 70.3 percent of total loans, at December 31, 2010.

Non-owner-occupied commercial real estate ("CRE") loans totaled $377 million as of December 31, 2011 (35.1 percent of total loans), a decline of $113 million over the past 12 months. Owner-occupied CRE loans were $268 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2011, a decline of $13.9 million over the same period. Vacant land, land development and construction ("C&D") loans, including both residential and commercial projects, totaled $77.9 million at December 31, 2011, down $37.6 million from a year ago. The commercial and industrial ("C&I") segment of the loan portfolio was $267 million at December 31, 2011, a decline of approximately $22 million over the past 12 months, which reflected the continued sluggishness in business activity and a corresponding reduction in accounts receivable and inventory financings, as well as fewer requests for new equipment financing.

LOANS SECURED BY REAL ESTATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

($000s)

 

12/31/11

 

9/30/11

 

6/30/11

 

3/31/11

 

12/31/10

 

Residential-Related:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Vacant Land

$

13,124

$

13,264

$

13,484

$

16,321

$

17,201

 

   Land Development

 

17,007

 

17,441

 

18,134

 

27,171

 

28,147

 

   Construction

 

4,923

 

4,647

 

4,706

 

4,906

 

5,621

 

 

 

35,054

 

35,352

 

36,324

 

48,398

 

50,969

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comm'l Non-Owner Occupied:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Vacant Land

 

10,555

 

11,082

 

12,639

 

13,669

 

14,293

 

   Land Development

 

14,486

 

14,541

 

16,348

 

16,492

 

17,807

 

   Construction

 

13,615

 

11,061

 

10,709

 

10,046

 

31,827

 

   Commercial Buildings

 

376,805

 

397,279

 

429,708

 

484,629

 

489,371

 

 

 

415,461

 

433,963

 

469,404

 

524,836

 

553,298

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comm'l Owner Occupied:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Construction

 

4,213

 

2,986

 

1,517

 

1,404

 

672

 

   Commercial Buildings

 

268,479

 

269,776

 

264,848

 

273,739

 

282,388

 

 

 

272,692

 

272,762

 

266,365

 

275,143

 

283,060

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Total

$

723,207

$

742,077

$

772,093

$

848,377

$

887,327

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note – Excludes residential mortgage loans representing permanent financing of owner-occupied dwellings and home

                equity lines of credit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In an effort to improve liquidity since December 2008, Mercantile has been focused on reducing wholesale funding and growing local deposits, especially interest-bearing checking and money market deposit accounts. As of December 31, 2011, total deposits were $1.11 billion, a decline of $162 million since year-end 2010 and a reduction of $488 million since year-end 2008. By comparison, local deposits increased $312 million over the past three years to $782 million, representing 70.3 percent of total deposits compared to 29.4 percent at December 31, 2008. Approximately 80 percent, or $250 million, of local deposit growth since year-end 2008 occurred in the interest-bearing checking and money market deposit account categories, primarily reflecting the introduction of innovative new products, various deposit-gathering initiatives, enhanced advertising and branding campaigns, and transfers from maturing time deposit accounts.

Wholesale funds were $376 million, or 30.5 percent of total funds, as of December 31, 2011, compared to $1.41 billion, or 71.5 percent of total funds, as of December 31, 2008. Compared to a year ago, wholesale funding was reduced by $209 million, or 35.7 percent. The $1.04 billion decline in wholesale funding since the end of 2008 reflects both the shift toward local deposits, as well as a $784 million decline in total loans. This change has allowed Mercantile to reduce brokered deposits and Federal Home Loan Bank ("FHLB") advances as they matured over the past three years, and to prepay certain FHLB advances during the fourth quarter of 2010 and second quarter of 2011.

Short-term investments, consisting of federal funds sold and interest-bearing bank deposits, averaged $88.3 million during 2011. In addition to its short-term investments, at the end of the fourth quarter Mercantile had approximately $116 million of borrowing capacity through various established lines of credit to meet potential funding needs, as well as $37.6 million of U.S. Government securities available to sell.

Asset Quality

Nonperforming assets ("NPAs") at December 31, 2011 were $60.3 million, or 4.2 percent of total assets, compared to $86.1 million, or 5.3 percent of total assets as of December 31, 2010.  This represents a decline of $25.8 million, or 29.9 percent, from the end of 2010.

Robert B. Kaminski Jr., Mercantile's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, noted: "Over the past couple of years we have made significant progress in improving our asset quality, by working relentlessly to move troubled assets out of the portfolio. With much of this work behind us, we are encouraged to have the opportunity to begin shifting focus towards driving growth in our markets.  With the lessons learned throughout this experience, we will continue to work on expanding our customer footprint and supporting our lending customers with Mercantile's relationship-based approach, while marketing innovative new products that offer compelling value to consumers."

Nonperforming loans ("NPLs") totaled $45.1 million as of December 31, 2011, down $24.4 million from a year ago, while foreclosed real estate and repossessed assets declined $1.4 million from December 31, 2010.  CRE loans represented 71.1 percent of NPLs, or $32.0 million at year-end 2011. Investor-owned nonperforming CRE loans accounted for $23.9 million of total CRE nonperforming loans (6.3 percent of $377 million investor-owned CRE loans), while owner-occupied CRE nonperforming loans accounted for $8.1 million (3.0 percent of $268 million owner-occupied CRE loans).

Progress was achieved this past year toward resolution of nonperforming C&D loans, including both residential and commercial projects. C&D loans currently total $77.9 million, of which $3.9 million, or 5.0 percent, were nonperforming at December 31, 2011. This represents a marked improvement since December 31, 2010 when $14.9 million, or 12.9 percent, of the $116 million C&D loan portfolio was nonperforming. Nonperforming C&I loans were $3.1 million as of December 31, 2011, a decline of $5.2 million since the end of 2010. Owner-occupied and rental residential NPLs were $6.0 million as of December 31, 2011, down $3.1 million since the year-ago quarter-end. 

 

NONPERFORMING ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

($000s)

 

12/31/11

 

9/30/11

 

6/30/11

 

3/31/11

 

12/31/10

Residential Real Estate:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Land Development

$

5,479

$

8,139

$

8,531

$

14,252

$

14,547

   Construction

 

1,397

 

1,418

 

2,089

 

2,268

 

2,333

   Owner Occupied / Rental

 

7,138

 

7,737

 

8,996

 

8,893

 

9,454

 

 

14,014

 

17,294

 

19,616

 

25,413

 

26,334

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial Real Estate:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Land Development

 

2,111

 

1,885

 

2,223

 

2,422

 

2,454

   Construction

 

409

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

   Owner Occupied 

 

10,642

 

11,287

 

10,749

 

13,389

 

14,740

   Non-Owner Occupied

 

30,106

 

22,435

 

25,526

 

30,086

 

34,209

 

 

43,268

 

35,607

 

38,498

 

45,897

 

51,403

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Real Estate:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Commercial Assets

 

3,060

 

3,897

 

3,777

 

4,728

 

8,221

   Consumer Assets

 

14

 

29

 

4

 

51

 

161

 

 

3,074

 

3,926

 

3,781

 

4,779

 

8,382

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Total

$

60,356

$

56,827

$

61,895

$

76,089

$

86,119

 

During the fourth quarter of 2011, Mercantile added $10.2 million of NPAs to its problem asset portfolio and successfully disposed of $5.2 million through a combination of asset sales and principal pay-downs.  Loan charge-offs were $0.9 million and foreclosed asset valuation write-downs were $0.6 million. In total, NPAs increased by a net $3.5 million during the fourth quarter of 2011.

Improvement in asset quality is apparent on a full-year basis. During the 12-month period ended December 31, 2011, Mercantile added $24.2 million of problem assets to its NPA portfolio, successfully disposed of $35.9 million, and charged-off or wrote-down an additional $14.1 million. In total, NPAs declined by a net $25.8 million since December 31, 2010.

NONPERFORMING ASSETS RECONCILIATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

($000s)

 

4Q 2011

 

3Q 2011

 

2Q 2011

 

1Q 2011

 

4Q 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning balance

$

56,827

$

61,895

$

76,089

$

86,119

$

92,397

Additions

 

10,188

 

3,740

 

6,478

 

3,848

 

13,602

Returns to performing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   status

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

(766)

 

(1,019)

Principal payments

 

(2,115)

 

(5,058)

 

(12,067)

 

(5,555)

 

(7,217)

Sale proceeds

 

(3,038)

 

(2,670)

 

(2,547)

 

(2,085)

 

(5,282)

Loan charge-offs

 

(890)

 

(476)

 

(5,393)

 

(4,800)

 

(4,650)

Valuation write-downs

 

(616)

 

(604)

 

(665)

 

(672)

 

(1,712)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Total

$

60,356

$

56,827

$

61,895

$

76,089

$

86,119

Net loan charge-offs were $4.7 million during the fourth quarter of 2011, or an annualized 1.8 percent of average loans, compared with $0.5 million (0.2 percent annualized) and $5.3 million (1.6 percent annualized) for the linked and prior-year quarters, respectively.

Net loan charge-offs were $15.7 million for the full year 2011, or 1.4 percent of average loans, compared with $34.3 million, or 2.4 percent of average loans, for 2010.

NET LOAN CHARGE-OFFS (RECOVERIES)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

($000s)

 

4Q 2011

 

3Q 2011

 

2Q 2011

 

1Q 2011

 

4Q 2010

Residential Real Estate:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Land Development

$

15

$

135

$

2,496

$

(2)

$

312

   Construction

 

(90)

 

(11)

 

(9)

 

0

 

173

   Owner Occupied / Rental

 

1,176

 

(187)

 

1,819

 

1,208

 

120

 

 

1,101

 

(63)

 

4,306

 

1,206

 

605

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial Real Estate:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Land Development

 

(75)

 

47

 

(62)

 

(73)

 

219

   Construction

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

   Owner Occupied 

 

68

 

(18)

 

755

 

1,436

 

976

   Non-Owner Occupied

 

4,060

 

639

 

445

 

(40)

 

2,642

 

 

4,053

 

668

 

1,138

 

1,323

 

3,837

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Real Estate:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Commercial Assets

 

(435)

 

(162)

 

(336)

 

2,794

 

819

   Consumer Assets

 

0

 

26

 

(9)

 

126

 

47

 

 

(435)

 

(136)

 

(345)

 

2,920

 

866

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Total

$

4,719

$

469

$

5,099

$

5,449

$

5,308

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Position

Shareholders' equity, totaling $165 million as of December 31, 2011, increased $39.1 million from year-end 2010 primarily reflecting net income and the reversal of the net deferred tax asset valuation allowance.  The Bank remains "well-capitalized" with a total risk-based capital ratio of 15.5 percent as of December 31, 2011, compared to 12.5 percent at December 31, 2010. At December 31, 2011, the Bank had approximately $67 million in excess of the 10.0 percent minimum regulatory threshold required to be considered a "well-capitalized" institution. Mercantile reported 8,605,391 total shares outstanding at the end of 2011.

Mr. Price concluded: "2011 marked a turning point for Mercantile as we returned to solid profitability.  Our disciplined approach over the past three years combined with our strengthened net interest margin and enhanced regulatory capital ratios, positions us well and gives us confidence in our ability to continue these positive trends and grow our business for continued profitability."

About Mercantile Bank Corporation

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mercantile Bank Corporation is the bank holding company for Mercantile Bank of Michigan. Founded in 1997 to provide banking services to businesses, individuals and governmental units, the Bank differentiates itself on the basis of service quality and the expertise of its banking staff. Mercantile has seven full-service banking offices in Grand Rapids, Holland and Lansing, Michigan. Mercantile Bank Corporation's common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "MBWM."

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains comments or information that constitute forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that are based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results expressed in forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include changes in interest rates and interest rate relationships; demand for products and services; the degree of competition by traditional and nontraditional competitors; changes in banking regulation or actions by bank regulators; changes in tax laws; changes in prices, levies, and assessments; the impact of technological advances; governmental and regulatory policy changes; the outcomes of contingencies; trends in customer behavior as well as their ability to repay loans; changes in local real estate values; changes in the national and local economies; and other factors, including risk factors, disclosed from time to time in filings made by Mercantile with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mercantile undertakes no obligation to update or clarify forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

MERCANTILE BANK CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 31,

 

DECEMBER 31,

 

DECEMBER 31,

 

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Audited)

 

(Audited)

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Cash and due from banks

$

12,402,000

$

6,674,000

$

18,896,000

   Interest-bearing deposit balances

 

9,641,000

 

9,600,000

 

1,471,000

   Federal funds sold

 

54,329,000

 

47,924,000

 

1,368,000

      Total cash and cash equivalents

 

76,372,000

 

64,198,000

 

21,735,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Securities available for sale

 

172,992,000

 

220,830,000

 

182,491,000

   Securities held to maturity

 

0

 

0

 

59,212,000

   Federal Home Loan Bank stock

 

11,961,000

 

14,345,000

 

15,681,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Loans

 

1,072,422,000

 

1,262,630,000

 

1,539,818,000

   Allowance for loan losses

 

(36,532,000)

 

(45,368,000)

 

(47,878,000)

      Loans, net

 

1,035,890,000

 

1,217,262,000

 

1,491,940,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Premises and equipment, net

 

26,802,000

 

27,873,000

 

29,684,000

   Bank owned life insurance

 

48,520,000

 

46,743,000

 

45,024,000

   Accrued interest receivable

 

4,403,000

 

5,942,000

 

7,088,000

   Other real estate owned and repossessed assets

 

15,282,000

 

16,675,000

 

26,608,000

   Deferred tax asset

 

26,013,000

 

0

 

0

   Other assets

 

14,994,000

 

18,553,000

 

26,745,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Total assets

$

1,433,229,000

$

1,632,421,000

$

1,906,208,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Deposits:

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Noninterest-bearing

$

147,031,000

$

112,944,000

$

121,157,000

      Interest-bearing

 

965,044,000

 

1,160,888,000

 

1,280,470,000

         Total deposits

 

1,112,075,000

 

1,273,832,000

 

1,401,627,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

 

72,569,000

 

116,979,000

 

99,755,000

   Federal funds purchased

 

0

 

0

 

2,600,000

   Federal Home Loan Bank advances

 

45,000,000

 

65,000,000

 

205,000,000

   Subordinated debentures

 

32,990,000

 

32,990,000

 

32,990,000

   Other borrowed money

 

1,434,000

 

11,804,000

 

16,890,000

   Accrued interest and other liabilities

 

4,162,000

 

5,880,000

 

7,242,000

         Total liabilities

 

1,268,230,000

 

1,506,485,000

 

1,766,104,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Preferred stock, net of discount

 

20,331,000

 

20,077,000

 

19,839,000

   Common stock

 

173,979,000

 

173,815,000

 

173,576,000

   Retained earnings (deficit)

 

(32,639,000)

 

(68,781,000)

 

(54,170,000)

   Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

3,328,000

 

825,000

 

859,000

      Total shareholders' equity

 

164,999,000

 

125,936,000

 

140,104,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

1,433,229,000

$

1,632,421,000

$

1,906,208,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MERCANTILE BANK CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED REPORTS OF OPERATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THREE MONTHS ENDED

THREE MONTHS ENDED

TWELVE MONTHS ENDED

TWELVE MONTHS ENDED

 

December 31, 2011

December 31, 2010

December 31, 2011

December 31, 2010

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

Interest income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Loans, including fees

$

14,502,000

 

$

18,035,000

 

$

62,356,000

 

$

77,791,000

 

   Investment securities

 

1,837,000

 

 

2,413,000

 

 

8,490,000

 

 

10,137,000

 

   Federal funds sold

 

61,000

 

 

66,000

 

 

199,000

 

 

176,000

 

   Interest-bearing deposit balances

 

6,000

 

 

9,000

 

 

24,000

 

 

39,000

 

      Total interest income

 

16,406,000

 

 

20,523,000

 

 

71,069,000

 

 

88,143,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Deposits

 

3,377,000

 

 

5,403,000

 

 

16,384,000

 

 

23,529,000

 

   Short-term borrowings

 

55,000

 

 

319,000

 

 

405,000

 

 

1,410,000

 

   Federal Home Loan Bank advances

 

410,000

 

 

795,000

 

 

2,033,000

 

 

5,509,000

 

   Other borrowed money

 

229,000

 

 

319,000

 

 

1,010,000

 

 

1,346,000

 

      Total interest expense

 

4,071,000

 

 

6,836,000

 

 

19,832,000

 

 

31,794,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Net interest income

 

12,335,000

 

 

13,687,000

 

 

51,237,000

 

 

56,349,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for loan losses

 

1,900,000

 

 

6,800,000

 

 

6,900,000

 

 

31,800,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Net interest income after

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         provision for loan losses

 

10,435,000

 

 

6,887,000

 

 

44,337,000

 

 

24,549,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Service charges on accounts

 

411,000

 

 

432,000

 

 

1,640,000

 

 

1,797,000

 

   Gain on sale of commercial loans

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

324,000

 

   Net gain on sale of investment securities

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

476,000

 

   Other income

 

1,612,000

 

 

1,872,000

 

 

5,642,000

 

 

6,647,000

 

      Total noninterest income

 

2,023,000

 

 

2,304,000

 

 

7,282,000

 

 

9,244,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Salaries and benefits

 

4,520,000

 

 

4,423,000

 

 

17,891,000

 

 

18,297,000

 

   Occupancy

 

664,000

 

 

669,000

 

 

2,780,000

 

 

2,838,000

 

   Furniture and equipment

 

294,000

 

 

318,000

 

 

1,206,000

 

 

1,481,000

 

   Nonperforming asset costs

 

1,654,000

 

 

2,999,000

 

 

8,290,000

 

 

10,858,000

 

   FDIC insurance costs

 

569,000

 

 

920,000

 

 

2,843,000

 

 

4,370,000

 

   Other expense

 

1,796,000

 

 

2,852,000

 

 

8,485,000

 

 

9,312,000

 

      Total noninterest expense

 

9,497,000

 

 

12,181,000

 

 

41,495,000

 

 

47,156,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Income (loss) before federal income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         tax expense (benefit)

 

2,961,000

 

 

(2,990,000)

 

 

10,124,000

 

 

(13,363,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federal income tax expense (benefit)

 

(27,361,000)

 

 

1,963,000

 

 

(27,361,000)

 

 

(47,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Net income (loss)

 

30,322,000

 

 

(4,953,000)

 

 

37,485,000

 

 

(13,316,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock dividends and accretion

 

331,000

 

 

329,000

 

 

1,343,000

 

 

1,295,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Net income (loss) attributable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         to common shares

$

29,991,000

 

$

(5,282,000)

 

$

36,142,000

 

$

(14,611,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Basic earnings (loss) per share

 

$3.49

 

 

($0.62)

 

 

$4.20

 

 

($1.72)

 

   Diluted earnings (loss) per share

 

$3.37

 

 

($0.62)

 

 

$4.07

 

 

($1.72)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Average basic shares outstanding

 

8,604,240

 

 

8,516,202

 

 

8,602,845

 

 

8,507,572

 

   Average diluted shares outstanding

 

8,888,900

 

 

8,516,202

 

 

8,878,180

 

 

8,507,572

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MERCANTILE BANK CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarterly

 

Year-To-Date

(dollars in thousands except per share data)

 

 

2011

4th Qtr

 

 

2011
3rd Qtr

 

 

2011

2nd Qtr

 

 

2011

1st Qtr

 

 

2010

4th Qtr

 

2011

 

2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARNINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Net interest income

$

12,335

 

12,295

 

13,158

 

13,449

 

13,687

 

51,237

 

56,349

   Provision for loan losses

$

1,900

 

1,100

 

1,700

 

2,200

 

6,800

 

6,900

 

31,800

   Noninterest income

$

2,023

 

1,804

 

1,703

 

1,752

 

2,304

 

7,282

 

9,244

   Noninterest expense

$

9,497

 

9,975

 

10,443

 

11,581

 

12,181

 

41,495

 

47,156

   Net income (loss) before federal income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      tax expense (benefit)

$

2,961

 

3,024

 

2,718

 

1,420

 

(2,990)

 

10,124

 

(13,363)

   Net income (loss)

$

30,322

 

3,024

 

2,718

 

1,420

 

(4,953)

 

37,485

 

(13,316)

   Net income (loss) common shares

$

29,991

 

2,682

 

2,381

 

1,088

 

(5,282)

 

36,142

 

(14,611)

   Basic earnings (loss) per share

$

3.49

 

0.31

 

0.28

 

0.13

 

(0.62)

 

4.20

 

(1.72)

   Diluted earnings (loss) per share

$

3.37

 

0.30

 

0.27

 

0.12

 

(0.62)

 

4.07

 

(1.72)

   Average basic shares outstanding

 

8,604,240

 

8,604,263

 

8,604,476

 

8,599,166

 

8,516,202

 

8,602,845

 

8,507,572

   Average diluted shares outstanding

 

8,888,900

 

8,868,122

 

8,872,692

 

8,884,675

 

8,516,202

 

8,878,180

 

8,507,572

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE RATIOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Return on average assets

 

8.22%

 

0.71%

 

0.61%

 

0.28%

 

(1.21%)

 

2.36%

 

(0.80%)

   Return on average common equity

 

85.19%

 

7.89%

 

7.39%

 

3.49%

 

(15.83%)

 

27.28%

 

(10.62%)

   Net interest margin (fully tax-equivalent)

 

3.65%

 

3.50%

 

3.61%

 

3.64%

 

3.36%

 

3.60%

 

3.31%

   Efficiency ratio

 

66.14%

 

70.75%

 

70.27%

 

76.19%

 

76.17%

 

70.91%

 

71.89%

   Full-time equivalent employees

 

232

 

237

 

235

 

241

 

242

 

232

 

242

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPITAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Period-ending equity to assets

 

11.51%

 

9.25%

 

8.51%

 

8.04%

 

7.71%

 

11.51%

 

7.71%

   Tier 1 leverage capital ratio

 

12.09%

 

10.87%

 

10.27%

 

9.88%

 

9.09%

 

12.09%

 

9.09%

   Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio

 

14.19%

 

13.24%

 

12.58%

 

11.70%

 

11.17%

 

14.19%

 

11.17%

   Total risk-based capital ratio

 

15.46%

 

14.51%

 

13.85%

 

12.98%

 

12.45%

 

15.46%

 

12.45%

   Book value per common share

$

16.73

 

13.45

 

12.77

 

12.30

 

12.20

 

16.73

 

12.20

   Cash dividend per common share

$

0.00

 

0.00

 

0.00

 

0.00

 

0.00

 

0.00

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSET QUALITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Gross loan charge-offs

$

5,791

 

1,342

 

6,733

 

6,031

 

5,892

 

19,897

 

37,128

   Net loan charge-offs

$

4,719

 

469

 

5,099

 

5,449

 

5,308

 

15,736

 

34,310

   Net loan charge-offs to average loans

 

1.75%

 

0.17%

 

1.73%

 

1.79%

 

1.63%

 

1.37%

 

2.43%

   Allowance for loan losses

$

36,532

 

39,351

 

38,720

 

42,118

 

45,368

 

36,532

 

45,368

   Allowance for loan losses to total loans

 

3.41%

 

3.60%

 

3.45%

 

3.49%

 

3.59%

 

3.41%

 

3.59%

   Nonperforming loans

$

45,074

 

39,540

 

43,422

 

60,205

 

69,444

 

45,074

 

69,444

   Other real estate and repossessed assets

$

15,282

 

17,287

 

18,473

 

15,884

 

16,675

 

15,282

 

16,675

   Nonperforming assets to total assets

 

4.21%

 

3.84%

 

4.02%

 

4.83%

 

5.28%

 

4.21%

 

5.28%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

END OF PERIOD BALANCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Loans

$

1,072,422

 

1,094,037

 

1,122,999

 

1,206,886

 

1,262,630

 

1,072,422

 

1,262,630

   Total earning assets (before allowance)

$

1,321,345

 

1,385,945

 

1,447,756

 

1,494,163

 

1,555,329

 

1,321,345

 

1,555,329

   Total assets

$

1,433,229

 

1,477,985

 

1,537,874

 

1,576,935

 

1,632,421

 

1,433,229

 

1,632,421

   Deposits

$

1,112,075

 

1,185,333

 

1,247,932