Citizens Republic Bancorp Announces Third Quarter 2010 Results

Oct 28, 2010, 16:05 ET from Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.

FLINT, Mich., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRBC) announced today a net loss from continuing operations of $62.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010, compared with net losses of $44.5 million for the second quarter of 2010 and $57.4 million for the third quarter of 2009.  After incorporating the $5.5 million accrued but unpaid dividend to the preferred shareholder, Citizens reported a net loss attributable to common shareholders of $67.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010, compared with $44.7 million for the second quarter of 2010 and $62.1 million for the third quarter of 2009.  Results for the second quarter of 2010 and third quarter of 2009 included net income from discontinued operations of $5.2 million and $0.5 million, respectively.  Diluted net loss from continuing operations per share was $0.17 for the three months ended September 30, 2010, compared with $0.12 for the second quarter of 2010 and $0.49 for the third quarter of 2009.  The diluted net loss per share was based on average shares outstanding of 394.0 million, 393.8 million and 128.5 million at September 30, 2010, June 30, 2010 and September 30, 2009 respectively.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2010, Citizens recorded a net loss from continuing operations of $183.0 million compared with a net loss from continuing operations of $439.9 million for the same period of 2009.

"We reported solid core operating results with net interest margin of 3.32%, over $36 million in pre-tax pre-provision profit, and continued strong capital levels. Overall, we continued to see some improving credit trends, but the elongation of this economic cycle continues to challenge our clients which has negatively impacted our results," commented Cathleen H. Nash, president and chief executive officer.

"While we're pleased with the progress we've made in working through our stressed portfolios, primarily commercial and residential real estate, throughout this cycle, speeding up our efforts to reduce overall problem asset levels should alleviate much of the uncertainty shading our company.  We will be accelerating our work to address our current credit overhang. These actions, along with our continued focus on generating solid pre-tax pre-provision profit should put us on a more certain path back to profitability," added Ms. Nash.

Key Points in the Quarter:

  • Net interest margin for the third quarter of 2010 was 3.32% compared with 3.35% for the second quarter of 2010.  
  • The pre-tax pre-provision profit (non-GAAP) for the third quarter of 2010 totaled $36.2 million, compared with $34.5 million for the second quarter of 2010.  
  • Citizens held short-term (liquid) assets at September 30, 2010 of $530.2 million, a decrease of $90.9 million or 14.6% from June 30, 2010.
  • All of Citizens' regulatory capital ratios continue to exceed "well-capitalized" standards.  As of September 30, 2010, Citizens' estimated capital ratios were as follows:
    • Tier 1 capital – 12.41%
    • Total capital – 13.80%
    • Tier 1 leverage – 8.50%
    • Tier 1 common equity (non-GAAP) – 7.50%
    • Tangible equity to tangible assets (non-GAAP) – 8.03%
    • Tangible common equity to tangible assets (non-GAAP) – 5.34%
  • Total delinquent loans at September 30, 2010 were $131.5 million, or 1.91% of total portfolio loans, an increase of $19.8 million or 17.7% from June 30, 2010.  Total nonperforming assets at September 30, 2010 were $443.3 million, a decrease of $29.3 million or 6.2% from June 30, 2010.
  • The allowance for loan losses at September 30, 2010 totaled $324.0 million or 4.70% of portfolio loans, compared with $321.8 million or 4.51% at June 30, 2010.  The provision for loan losses for the third quarter of 2010 was $89.6 million, compared with $70.6 million for the second quarter of 2010.  Net charge-offs for the third quarter of 2010 totaled $87.4 million, compared with $71.2 million for the second quarter of 2010.  Charge-offs in the third quarter of 2010 included $18.8 million as a result of the decision to transfer certain nonperforming residential mortgage loans to held for sale.  Citizens expects to sell these assets in a bulk loan sale during the fourth quarter of 2010.

Balance Sheet

Total assets at September 30, 2010 were $10.6 billion, a decrease of $195.0 million or 1.8% from June 30, 2010 and a decrease of $1.4 billion or 11.9% from September 30, 2009.  The declines were primarily due to reductions in total portfolio loans as a result of lower customer demand.  The decrease from 2009 was also due to the sale of Citizens' wholly-owned subsidiary, F&M Bank-Iowa ("F&M") during the second quarter of 2010, customer loan paydowns and loan charge-offs.

Money market investments at September 30, 2010 totaled $530.2 million, a decrease of $90.9 million or 14.6% from June 30, 2010 and an increase of $17.9 million or 3.5% over September 30, 2009.  The decrease from June 30, 2010 was primarily the result of using money market investments to payoff maturing wholesale funding.

Investment securities at September 30, 2010 totaled $2.4 billion, an increase of $186.5 million or 8.5% from June 30, 2010 and an increase of $181.2 million or 8.3% over September 30, 2009.  Increases in investment securities were largely due to reinvesting a portion of the loan portfolio paydowns.

The following table displays total portfolio loans at quarter end for each of the last five quarters. The following definitions are provided to clarify the types of loans included in each of the commercial real estate segments identified in the table.  Land hold loans are secured by undeveloped land which has been acquired for future development.  Land development loans are secured by land undergoing infrastructure improvements to create finished marketable lots for commercial or residential construction.  Construction loans are secured by commercial, retail and residential real estate in the construction phase with the intent to be sold or become an income producing property.  Income producing loans are secured by non-owner occupied real estate leased to one or more tenants.  Owner occupied loans are secured by real estate occupied by the owner.

Loan Portfolios (in millions)

September 30,

2010

June 30,

2010

March 31,

2010

December 31,

2009

September 30,

2009

Land hold

$         37.1

$     37.8

$     39.3

$      35.9

$      52.0

Land development

73.8

84.3

101.0

103.6

124.5

Construction

155.4

156.3

164.4

177.9

214.8

Income producing

1,382.3

1,481.7

1,532.1

1,514.0

1,504.1

Owner-occupied

855.1

886.1

931.5

980.1

986.4

 Total commercial real estate

2,503.7

2,646.2

2,768.3

2,811.5

2,881.8

Commercial and industrial

1,657.4

1,686.8

1,824.8

1,921.8

2,047.2

 Total commercial loans

4,161.1

4,333.0

4,593.1

4,733.3

4,929.0

Residential mortgage

800.5

858.9

877.2

1,025.2

1,073.3

Direct consumer

1,091.7

1,132.2

1,174.7

1,224.2

1,269.2

Indirect consumer

834.7

814.0

794.2

805.2

825.3

 Total consumer loans

2,726.9

2,805.1

2,846.1

3,054.6

3,167.8

Total portfolio loans

$    6,888.0

$7,138.1

$7,439.2

$  7,787.9

$  8,096.8

The decreases in total commercial loans were primarily the result of lower customer demand from credit-worthy clients, paydowns as a result of normal client activity, and charge-offs.  Also contributing to the decrease from September 30, 2009 was the transfer of nonperforming land hold, land development, and construction loans to loans held for sale during the fourth quarter of 2009.  The declines in residential mortgage loans were primarily the result of transferring nonperforming residential mortgage loans to loans held for sale at the end of the first and third quarters of 2010, paydowns from normal client activity, and charge-offs.  More than 90% of new mortgage originations are sold into the secondary market, resulting in minimal new loans being retained in the residential mortgage portfolio.  The decreases in direct consumer loans, which are primarily home equity loans, were due to lower consumer demand.  Indirect consumer loans, which are primarily marine and recreational vehicle loans, fluctuate throughout the year due to seasonal demand.  After taking this fluctuation into account, the indirect consumer loan portfolio is essentially unchanged from June 30, 2010.  The increase from September 30, 2009 is directly related to an increase in volume.

Loans held for sale at September 30, 2010 were $52.2 million, a decrease of $5.1 million or 8.8% from June 30, 2010 and a decrease of $8.9 million or 14.6% from September 30, 2009.  The variance from both prior periods reflects declines due to customer paydowns, workout activities, writedowns to reflect further fair-value declines for the underlying collateral, and transfers to ORE.  These variances were partially offset by the decision to transfer nonperforming residential mortgage loans to loans held for sale during the third quarter, which remained outstanding at September 30, 2010.  

Total deposits at September 30, 2010 were $8.1 billion, a decrease of $121.4 million or 1.5% from June 30, 2010 and a decrease of $288.1 million or 3.4% from September 30, 2009.  Core deposits, which exclude all time deposits, totaled $4.9 billion at September 30, 2010, an increase of $153.7 million or 3.2% over June 30, 2010 and essentially unchanged from September 30, 2009.  The increase over June 30, 2010 was due to growth in savings account balances offset by a reduction in interest bearing accounts.  Time deposits totaled $3.2 billion at September 30, 2010, a decrease of $275.1 million or 8.0% from June 30, 2010 and a decrease of $346.3 million or 9.9% from September 30, 2009.  The decrease from June 30, 2010 was primarily the result of a strategic reduction in brokered time deposits.  The decrease from September 30, 2009 was primarily the result of retail customers shifting balances from time deposits to savings accounts.

Other interest-bearing liabilities, which include federal funds purchased and securities sold under agreements to repurchase, other short-term borrowings, and long-term debt, totaled $1.2 billion at September 30, 2010, essentially unchanged from June 30, 2010 and a decrease of $491.3 million or 28.6% from September 30, 2009.  The decrease was the result of a strategic reduction in securitized funding.  

Capital Adequacy and Liquidity

Shareholders' equity at September 30, 2010 totaled $1.2 billion, a decrease of $60.7 million or 5.0% from June 30, 2010 and a decrease of $246.4 million or 17.6% from September 30, 2009.  The decreases were primarily the result of net losses incurred.

Citizens continues to maintain a strong capital position, and its regulatory capital ratios are above "well-capitalized" standards, as evidenced by the following key capital ratios.

Capital Ratios

Regulatory Minimum for "Well-Capitalized"

September 30, 2010

June 30, 2010

March 31, 2010

Excess Capital over Minimum (in millions)

Leverage ratio

5.00%

8.50%

8.72%

8.47%

$364.7

Tier 1 capital ratio

6.00

12.41

12.79

12.12

455.9

Total capital ratio

10.00

13.80

14.17

13.49

268.9

Tier 1 common equity (non-GAAP)

7.50

8.10

7.82

Tangible equity to tangible assets (non-GAAP)

8.03

8.45

7.96

Tangible common equity to tangible assets (non-GAAP)

5.34

5.83

5.54

Citizens maintains a strong liquidity position, with substantial on- and off-balance sheet liquidity sources and a stable funding base comprised of approximately 76% deposits, 11% long-term debt, 11% equity, and 2% short-term liabilities.  Citizens' loan-to-deposit ratio, another measure of liquidity, continues to improve with levels of 85.0%, 86.8%, and 96.5% at September 30, 2010, June 30, 2010, and September 30, 2009, respectively.  Securities available-for-sale and money market investments could be sold for cash to provide additional liquidity if necessary.  Citizens' parent company cash totaled $64.8 million at September 30, 2010 as compared with $109.8 million at December 31, 2009.  The decrease was primarily the result of contributing $100.0 million from the parent company to the bank during the third quarter of 2010.  This decrease was offset by $50.0 million in cash received as a result of completing the sale of F&M during the second quarter of 2010.

Net Interest Margin and Net Interest Income

Net interest margin was 3.32% for the third quarter of 2010 compared with 3.35% for the second quarter of 2010 and 2.99% for the third quarter of 2009.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2010, net interest margin was 3.27%, compared with 2.83% for the same period of 2009.  The decrease in net interest margin over the second quarter of 2010 was primarily the result of lower reinvestment rates in the investment and loan portfolios and the movement of loans to non-performing status, partially offset by declining deposit costs, expanded loan spreads, and reductions in high-cost funding and low-yielding assets. The increases in net interest margin over both 2009 time periods were primarily the result of expanding commercial and consumer loan spreads, declining deposit costs, and lower interest expense on long-term debt due to the debt exchange in the third quarter of 2009. The increases were partially offset by the effect of replacing the declining loan balances with lower-yielding investment securities and money market investments and the movement of loans to non-performing status.  

Net interest income was $81.6 million for the third quarter of 2010, a decrease of $3.0 million or 3.6% over the second quarter of 2010, and an increase of $2.5 million or 3.2% over the third quarter of 2009. For the nine months ended September 30, 2010, net interest income was $247.3 million, an increase of $18.8 million or 8.2% over the same period of 2009. The decrease from the second quarter of 2010 was due to the lower net interest margin and a decrease in average earning assets. The increases over both periods of 2009 were primarily the result of the higher net interest margin, partially offset by decreases in average earning assets. The decreases in average earning assets were due to lower loan demand in the current Midwest economic environment, partially offset by increases in investment securities and money market investments.  

Credit Quality

The quality of Citizens' loan portfolio is impacted by numerous factors, including the economic environment in the markets in which Citizens operates.  Citizens carefully monitors its loans in an effort to identify and mitigate any potential credit quality issues and losses in a proactive manner.  Citizens performs quarterly reviews of the non-watch commercial credit portfolio focusing on industry segments and asset classes that have or may be expected to experience stress due to economic conditions.  This process seeks to validate the credit's risk rating, underwriting structure and exposure management under current and stressed economic scenarios while strengthening these relationships and improving communication with these clients.  

The following tables represent four qualitative aspects of the loan portfolio that illustrate the overall level of quality and risk inherent in the loan portfolio.

  • Delinquency Rates by Loan Portfolio – Loans where the contractual payment is 30 to 89 days past due and interest is still accruing.  While these loans are actively worked to bring them current, past due loan trends may be a leading indicator of potential future nonperforming loans and charge-offs.
  • Commercial Watchlist – Commercial loans that, while still accruing interest, we believe may be at risk due to general economic conditions or changes in a borrower's financial status and therefore require increased oversight.  Watchlist loans that are in nonperforming status are included in the nonperforming assets table below.  
  • Nonperforming Assets – Loans that are in nonaccrual status, loans past due 90 days or more on which interest is still accruing, restructured loans, nonperforming loans that are held for sale, and other repossessed assets acquired.  The commercial loans included in this table are reviewed as part of the watchlist process in addition to the loans displayed in the commercial watchlist table below.  
  • Net Charge-Offs – The portion of loans that have been charged-off during each quarter.

Delinquency Rates By Loan Portfolio

September 30, 2010

June 30, 2010

March 31, 2010

December 31, 2009

September 30, 2009

30 to 89 days past due (in millions)

$

% of Portfolio

$

% of Portfolio

$

% of Portfolio

$

% of Portfolio

$

% of Portfolio

Land hold

$       ---

---

%

$      1.3

3.34

%

$      0.6

1.64

%

$      0.6

1.56

%

$      1.4

2.61

%

Land development

4.5

6.04

2.0

2.43

3.0

3.00

4.7

4.56

12.0

9.67

Construction

2.4

1.53

6.4

4.07

0.9

0.55

1.7

0.95

12.1

5.64

Income producing

35.2

2.55

22.9

1.55

51.7

3.37

40.8

2.70

44.9

2.98

Owner-occupied

18.3

2.14

16.4

1.85

13.6

1.46

25.0

2.55

24.4

2.47

 Total commercial real estate

60.4

2.41

49.0

1.85

69.8

2.52

72.8

2.59

94.8

3.29

Commercial and industrial

23.8

1.43

10.3

0.61

15.1

0.83

16.9

0.88

20.2

0.98

 Total commercial loans

84.2

2.02

59.3

1.37

84.9

1.85

89.7

1.90

115.0

2.33

Residential mortgage

14.6

1.82

20.8

2.42

21.5

2.45

22.0

2.14

30.0

2.80

Direct consumer

20.5

1.88

20.2

1.79

21.9

1.86

26.5

2.16

24.1

1.90

Indirect consumer

12.2

1.46

11.4

1.40

14.8

1.86

16.3

2.02

16.3

1.98

 Total consumer loans

47.3

1.73

52.4

1.87

58.2

2.05

64.8

2.12

70.4

2.22

Total delinquent loans

$   131.5

1.91

$   111.7

1.57

$   143.1

1.92

$   154.5

1.98

$   185.4

2.29

The increase in total delinquencies over June 30, 2010 was primarily due to increases in commercial real estate and commercial and industrial delinquent loans.  The increase in commercial real estate delinquent loans was primarily the result of two large income producing loans totaling $15.4 million that became delinquent in the third quarter of 2010.   The increase in commercial and industrial delinquent loans was directly related to several large loans totaling $13.7 million that became delinquent in the third quarter of 2010, primarily due to the timing of the note renewals.

The decrease from September 30, 2009 was primarily the result of continued emphasis on proactively managing delinquent commercial and consumer loans.

As part of its overall credit underwriting and review process and loss mitigation strategy, Citizens carefully monitors commercial and commercial real estate credits that are current in terms of principal and interest payments but may deteriorate in quality as economic conditions decline.  Commercial relationship officers monitor their clients' financial condition and initiate changes in loan ratings based on their findings.  Loans that have migrated within the loan rating system to a level that requires increased oversight are considered watchlist loans (generally consistent with the regulatory definition of special mention, substandard, and doubtful loans) and include loans that are accruing or nonperforming (included in the other tables in this section).  Citizens utilizes the watchlist process as a proactive credit risk management practice to help mitigate the migration of commercial loans to nonperforming status and potential loss.  Once a loan is placed on the watchlist, it is reviewed quarterly by the chief credit officer, senior credit officers, senior market managers, and commercial relationship officers to assess cash flows, collateral valuations, guarantor liquidity, and other pertinent trends.  During these meetings, action plans are implemented or reviewed to address emerging problem loans or to remove loans from the portfolio.  Additionally, loans viewed as substandard or doubtful are transferred to Citizens' special loans or small business workout groups and are subjected to more intensive monitoring and workout activity.  

Commercial Watchlist

September 30, 2010

June 30, 2010

March 31, 2010

December 31, 2009

September 30, 2009

Accruing loans only (in millions)

$

% of Portfolio

$

% of Portfolio

$

% of Portfolio

$

% of Portfolio

$

% of Portfolio

Land hold

$    27.6

74.32

%

$    27.8

73.58

%

$    29.0

73.73

%

$     24.8

68.99

%

$     29.0

55.76

%

Land development

45.4

61.54

40.5

47.97

50.4

49.95

86.7

83.66

92.1

73.92

Construction

46.5

29.90

52.5

33.61

54.4

33.07

63.5

35.68

90.4

42.10

Income producing

543.7

39.33

553.9

37.38

523.5

34.17

521.4

34.44

519.3

34.52

Owner-occupied

225.7

26.40

224.1

25.29

237.0

25.44

247.2

25.22

277.2

28.10

 Total commercial real estate

888.9

35.50

898.8

33.96

894.3

32.31

943.6

33.56

1,008.0

34.98

Commercial and industrial

432.8

26.11

445.5

26.41

484.7

26.56

473.0

24.61

508.0

24.81

 Total watchlist loans

$1,321.7

31.76

$1,344.3

31.02

$1,379.0

30.02

$1,416.6

29.93

$1,516.0

30.76

Watchlist credits declined $22.6 million from the second quarter of 2010, in line with the activity seen in earlier quarters this year.  Year over year resolution activities have reduced the level of watchlist credits by $194.3 million.

Nonperforming Assets

September 30, 2010

June 30, 2010

March 31, 2010

December 31, 2009

September 30, 2009

(in millions)

$

% of Portfolio

$

% of Portfolio

$

% of Portfolio

$

% of Portfolio

$

% of Portfolio

Land hold

$      5.6

15.13

%

$      5.2

13.76

%

$      4.9

12.49

%

$      4.8

13.42

%

$     13.3

25.56

%

Land development

16.0

21.64

22.3

26.48

27.1

26.86

1.0

0.92

13.7

10.96

Construction

27.4

17.65

25.0

15.99

35.2

21.39

25.2

14.19

33.7

15.70

Income producing

147.7

10.69

148.4

10.02

144.0

9.40

121.5

8.02

126.7

8.42

Owner-occupied

63.3

7.40

59.5

6.71

89.0

9.56

83.4

8.51

70.1

7.11

 Total commercial real estate

260.0

10.39

260.4

9.84

300.2

10.85

235.9

8.39

257.5

8.94

Commercial and industrial

61.5

3.71

67.0

3.97

69.7

3.82

84.0

4.37

111.5

5.44

 Total  nonaccruing commercial loans

321.5

7.73

327.4

7.56

369.9

8.05

319.9

6.76

369.0

7.49

Residential mortgage

16.9

2.11

31.0

3.61

17.6

2.01

125.1

12.20

106.0

9.88

Direct consumer

15.5

1.42

18.7

1.65

16.5

1.41

21.3

1.74

21.4

1.68

Indirect consumer

1.7

0.20

1.5

0.18

2.4

0.30

2.6

0.33

2.6

0.31

 Total nonaccruing consumer loans

34.1

1.25

51.2

1.82

36.5

1.28

149.0

4.88

130.0

4.10

   Total nonaccruing loans

355.6

5.16

378.6

5.30

406.4

5.46

468.9

6.02

499.0

6.16

Loans 90+ days still accruing

1.6

0.02

1.5

0.02

2.4

0.03

3.0

0.04

0.6

0.01

Restructured loans and still accruing

7.0

0.10

4.6

0.06

4.8

0.06

2.6

0.03

1.1

0.01

 Total nonperforming portfolio loans

364.2

5.29

384.7

5.39

413.6

5.56

474.5

6.09

500.7

6.18

Nonperforming held for sale

38.4

44.0

95.3

65.2

44.4

Other repossessed assets acquired

40.7

43.9

47.3

54.4

61.9

 Total nonperforming assets

$   443.3

$   472.6

$   556.2

$   594.1

$   607.0

Commercial inflows

$    95.6

$    75.9

$   124.8

$   101.0

$     94.1

Commercial outflows

(101.5)

(118.6)

(74.8)

(150.1)

(92.3)

Net change

$     (5.9)

$   (42.7)

$    50.0

$   (49.1)

$      1.8

The decrease in nonperforming assets from June 30, 2010 was primarily the result of charge-offs in the third quarter of 2010.  In addition, the declines in commercial loans held for sale were due to customer paydowns, workout activities, and writedowns to reflect further fair-value declines for the underlying collateral.  The decrease in nonperforming assets from September 30, 2009 was primarily the result of the aforementioned bulk loan sales as well as a general decline in most asset categories as Citizens continued to proactively manage these assets.

The third quarter 2010 outflows included $12.8 million in loans that returned to accruing status, $33.2 million in loan payoffs and paydowns, $50.8 million in charged-off loans, and $4.7 million transferred to other repossessed assets acquired.

Net Charge-Offs

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2010

June 30, 2010

March 31, 2010

December 31, 2009

September 30, 2009

(in millions)

$

% of Portfolio*

$

% of Portfolio*

$

% of Portfolio*

$

% of Portfolio*

$

% of Portfolio*

Land hold

$      0.3

3.30

%

$      0.4

3.72

%

$       ---

---

%

$      5.6

62.32

%

$      0.5

3.98

%

Land development

9.0

48.29

9.8

46.68

0.1

0.49

9.7

36.97

1.4

4.33

Construction

0.4

1.10

8.7

22.23

---

---

9.5

21.21

0.9

1.62

Income producing

30.8

8.85

12.6

3.41

7.6

2.01

13.2

3.45

24.5

6.47

Owner-occupied

4.8

2.21

18.9

8.57

6.9

3.01

2.5

1.01

4.6

1.85

 Total commercial real estate

45.3

7.18

50.4

7.63

14.6

2.13

40.5

5.71

31.9

4.39

Commercial and industrial

6.8

1.62

11.4

2.71

12.9

2.86

22.4

4.63

20.1

3.90

 Total commercial loans

52.1

4.97

61.8

5.72

27.5

2.43

62.9

5.27

52.0

4.19

Residential mortgage

23.3

11.57

0.6

0.29

80.1

37.05

6.0

2.33

10.0

3.68

Direct consumer

9.8

3.56

5.5

1.96

7.1

2.44

6.1

1.97

6.1

1.92

Indirect consumer

2.2

1.05

3.3

1.61

3.2

1.63

6.3

3.10

3.2

1.55

 Total consumer loans

35.3

5.14

9.4

1.35

90.4

12.88

18.4

2.39

19.3

2.42

 Total net charge-offs

$    87.4

4.91

$    71.2

3.90

$   117.9

6.25

$     81.3

4.05

$     71.3

3.46

 * Represents an annualized rate.

Note:  Commercial & Industrial includes SBL

The increases in net charge-offs as compared with the second quarter of 2010 and the third quarter of 2009 were primarily the result of $18.8 million in charge-offs related to the transfer of certain nonperforming residential mortgage loans to held for sale during the third quarter of 2010. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in net charge-offs on commercial loans as compared to the second quarter of 2010.

The allowance for loan losses was $324.0 million or 4.70% of portfolio loans at September 30, 2010, compared with $321.8 million or 4.51% at June 30, 2010 and $336.3 million or 4.15% at September 30, 2009.  While the overall portfolio continues to demonstrate stability and gradual improvement in most metrics, continuing economic uncertainty, downward pressure on residential home values, continued stress in commercial real estate and an increase in the current quarter delinquencies warranted a small increase in the allowance for loan losses from the second quarter of 2010.  The decrease from September 30, 2009 was primarily the result of an overall decline in loan balances.

After determining what Citizens believes is an adequate allowance for loan losses based on the risk in the portfolio, the provision for loan losses is calculated as a result of the net effect of the quarterly change in the allowance for loan losses and the quarterly net charge-offs.  The provision for loan losses was $89.6 million in the third quarter of 2010, compared with $70.6 million in the second quarter of 2010 and $77.4 million in the third quarter of 2009.  The increases were primarily due to the charge-offs related to the aforementioned movement of residential mortgage loans to held for sale during the third quarter of 2010.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income for the third quarter of 2010 was $26.0 million, an increase of $3.7 million or 16.5% from the second quarter of 2010 and an increase of $15.3 million over the third quarter of 2009.  Noninterest income for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 totaled $70.6 million, an increase of $21.8 million or 44.6% over the same period of 2009.  

The increase in noninterest income over the second quarter of 2010 included lower losses on loans held for sale ($7.0 million), an increase in other income ($3.9 million) and higher deposit service charges ($0.6 million), partially offset by lower gain on investment securities ($8.1 million).  The decrease in losses on loans held for sale was primarily the result of additional writedowns to reflect fair-value declines of the underlying collateral as compared to the second quarter of 2010.  The increase in other income was primarily the result of interest rate swap income recognition, unrealized gains on deferred compensation plans as well as interest income received for refunds of previous years' tax returns in the third quarter of 2010.  The increase in service charges on deposit accounts was primarily the result of higher customer transaction volume.  There were no sales of investment securities in the third quarter of 2010.

The increase in noninterest income over the third quarter of 2009 was primarily a result of the net loss on the extinguishment of debt in connection with the exchange offers completed on September 30, 2009 ($15.9 million), swap income recognition and the aforementioned interest on a prior year tax refund, partially offset by the effect of the 2009 recognition of a gain resulting from exiting the holding company's capital investment in a limited partnership.

The increase in noninterest income over the first nine months of 2009 was primarily due to the aforementioned net loss on debt extinguishment ($15.9 million) as well as higher gains on investment securities ($14.1 million), partially offset by higher losses on loans held for sale ($6.2 million) and lower mortgage and other loan income ($2.5 million).  The increase in losses on loans held for sale was primarily the result of additional writedowns to reflect fair-value declines for the underlying collateral in 2010.  The decrease in mortgage and other loan income was primarily the result of lower residential mortgage origination volume.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense for the third quarter of 2010 was $74.7 million, a decrease of $2.3 million or 2.9% from the second quarter of 2010 and a decrease of $6.7 million or 8.3% from the third quarter of 2009.  Noninterest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 totaled $229.9 million, a decrease of $273.9 million from the same period of 2009.  The nine months ended September 30, 2009 included a $256.3 million goodwill impairment charge.

The decrease in noninterest expense from the second quarter of 2010 was primarily the result of lower other expense ($1.9 million) and lower losses on other real estate ($1.8 million), offset by an increase in salaries and benefits ($1.3 million).  The decrease in other expenses was primarily the result of lower FDIC premiums related to opting out of the Transaction Account Guarantee Program ("TAGP") effective July 1, 2010, in addition to a reduction in telephone expense related to a refund of excise tax on telephone expenses incurred prior to 2006.  The decline in losses on other real estate was primarily the result of additional writedowns to reflect fair-value declines for the underlying collateral compared to the second quarter of 2010.  The increase in salaries and benefits was directly related to market value increases in the deferred compensation liabilities in the third quarter of 2010.  

The decrease over the third quarter of 2009 was primarily the result of lower salaries and benefits expense ($4.7 million), lower losses on other real estate ($2.0 million), and lower other loan expenses ($1.9 million), partially offset by increases in other expense ($3.3 million).  The decrease in salaries and benefits was primarily due to a drop in severance expense, staffing reductions, and suspending contributions to the 401(k) in 2009, partially offset by an increase in deferred compensation liabilities.  The decline in losses on other real estate was primarily the result of additional writedowns incurred in the third quarter of 2009 to reflect fair-value declines for the underlying collateral.  The decrease in loan expenses was primarily the result of lower foreclosure expenses associated with repossessing collateral underlying commercial and residential real estate loans.  Other expense increased primarily due to higher overall FDIC insurance, which more than offset savings from opting out of TAGP.

The decrease in noninterest expense from the nine-month period of 2009 was primarily the result of the goodwill impairment charge of $256.3 million in the second quarter of 2009, lower salaries and employee benefits ($11.3 million), and lower other loan expenses ($4.0 million).  The decline in salaries and employee benefits was primarily due to lower staffing levels in 2010 and suspending employer contributions to the 401(k) plan in 2009.  Lower other loan expense was primarily the result of lower mortgage origination volume and foreclosure-related expenses.

Citizens had 2,039 full-time equivalent employees at September 30, 2010 compared with 2,050 at June 30, 2010 and 2,101 at September 30, 2009.  

Income Tax Provision (Benefit)

The income tax provision for the third quarter of 2010 was $5.6 million, compared with a provision of $3.7 million for the second quarter of 2010 and a benefit of $11.7 million for the third quarter of 2009. The variances were primarily the result of alternative minimum tax calculations.  

Pre-Tax Pre-Provision Profit (non-GAAP)

The following table displays pre-tax pre-provision profit (non-GAAP) for each of the last five quarters.

Pre-Tax Pre-Provision Profit (non-GAAP)

Three Months Ended

(in thousands)

September 30,

2010

June 30,

2010

March 31,

2010

December 31,

2009

September 30,

2009

Loss from continuing operations

$   (62,471)

$   (44,456)

$   (76,023)

$   (65,883)

$   (57,403)

Income tax provision (benefit) from continuing operations

5,628

3,700

147

(3,307)

(11,747)

Provision for loan losses

89,617

70,614

101,355

84,007

77,393

Net loss on debt extinguishment

---

---

---

---

15,929

Investment securities gains

---

(8,051)

(6,016)

---

---

Fair-value adjustment on loans held for sale

1,441

8,405

7,702

8,724

860

Fair-value adjustment on ORE

1,967

3,778

6,763

8,089

3,924

Fair-value adjustment on bank owned life insurance (1)

(159)

280

(83)

(19)

(360)

Fair-value adjustment on swaps (1)

202

279

836

1,449

1,018

 Pre-Tax Pre-Provision Profit (non-GAAP)

$    36,225

$    34,549

$     34,681

$    33,060

$    29,614

(1) FVA amounts contained in line item "Other income" on Consolidated Statements of Operations

Conference Call

Citizens' senior management will review the quarter's results in a conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, October 29, 2010. A live audio webcast is available on Citizens' investor relations page at www.citizensbanking.com or by calling (800) 894-5910 (conference ID: Citizens Republic).  To participate in the conference call, please connect approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled conference time.

The call will be archived for 90 days at www.citizensbanking.com. In addition, a digital recording will be available approximately two hours after the completion of the conference call until November 5, 2010.  To listen to the replay, please dial (800) 283-8217.

Discontinued Operations

As a result of the sale of Citizens' wholly-owned subsidiary, F&M during the second quarter of 2010, the financial condition and operating results for this subsidiary have been segregated from the financial condition and operating results of Citizens' continuing operations throughout this release and, as such, are presented as a discontinued operation.  While all prior periods have been revised retrospectively to align with this treatment, these changes do not affect Citizens' reported consolidated financial condition or net income for any of the prior periods.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), this release includes non-GAAP financial measures such as tangible equity to tangible assets ratio, tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio, Tier 1 common equity ratio, pre-tax pre-provision profit, net interest margin, and the efficiency ratio. Citizens believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide additional information that is useful to investors in understanding the underlying performance of Citizens, its business, and performance trends and such measures help facilitate performance comparisons with others in the banking industry. Non-GAAP financial measures have inherent limitations, are not required to be uniformly applied and are not audited. Readers should be aware of these limitations and should be cautious as to their use of such measures. To mitigate these limitations, Citizens has procedures in place to ensure that these measures are calculated using the appropriate GAAP or regulatory components in their entirety and to ensure that Citizens' performance is properly reflected to facilitate consistent period-to-period comparisons. Although Citizens believes the above non-GAAP financial measures disclosed in this release enhance investors' understanding of its business and performance, these non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for GAAP basis financial measures.

Tangible Equity, Tangible Common Equity and Tier 1 Common Equity Ratios (non-GAAP financial measures)

Citizens believes the exclusion of goodwill and other intangible assets to create "tangible assets" and "tangible equity" facilitates the comparison of results for ongoing business operations. Citizens' management internally assesses the company's performance based, in part, on these non-GAAP financial measures. The tangible common equity ratio and Tier 1 common equity ratio have become a focus of some investors and management believes that these ratios may assist investors in analyzing Citizens' capital position absent the effects of intangible assets and preferred stock. Because tangible common equity and Tier 1 common equity are not formally defined by GAAP or codified in the federal banking regulations, these measures are considered to be non-GAAP financial measures. Because analysts and banking regulators may assess Citizens' capital adequacy using tangible common equity and Tier 1 common equity, Citizens believes that it is useful to provide investors the ability to assess its capital adequacy on the same bases. Tier 1 common equity is often expressed as a percentage of net risk-weighted assets. Under the risk-based capital framework, a bank's balance sheet assets and credit equivalent amounts of off-balance sheet items are assigned to one of four broad risk categories. The aggregated dollar amount in each category is then multiplied by the risk weight assigned to that category. The resulting weighted values from each of the four categories are added together and this sum is the risk-weighted assets total that, as adjusted, comprises the denominator of certain risk-based capital ratios. Tier 1 capital is then divided by this denominator (net risk-weighted assets) to determine the Tier 1 capital ratio. Adjustments are made to Tier 1 capital to arrive at Tier 1 common equity as shown in the Non-GAAP Reconciliation Table later in this release. The amounts disclosed as net risk-weighted assets are calculated consistent with banking regulatory requirements.

Pre-tax Pre-Provision Profit (non-GAAP financial measure)

Pre-tax pre-provision profit ("PTPP"), as defined by management, represents total revenue (total net interest income and noninterest income) excluding any securities gains/losses, and fair-value adjustments on loans held for sale, interest rate swaps, or bank owned life insurance, less noninterest expense excluding any goodwill impairment charges, credit writedowns, fair-value adjustments and special assessments. Net interest income, noninterest income and noninterest expense are all calculated in accordance with GAAP and are presented in the consolidated statement of operations. While noninterest income and noninterest expense are adjusted for the specific items listed above, these adjustments represent the excluded items in their entirety.

While Citizens acknowledges that the income tax (benefit) expense, the provision for loan losses, and the excluded items identified above are recurring expenses, Citizens believes that PTPP is a useful financial measure as it enables investors and others to assess its earnings power irrespective of where it is relative to the credit cycle. Presenting PTPP provides investors with information to better understand Citizens' ability to generate sufficient capital to cover credit losses and other credit-related and/or impairment charges through the peak of the credit cycle. As recent results for the banking industry demonstrate, loan charge-offs, related credit provision, and credit writedowns can vary significantly from period to period, making a measure that helps isolate the impact of credit costs on profitability all the more important to investors. The "Credit Quality" section of this release isolates the challenges and issues related to the credit quality of Citizens' loan portfolio and their impact on Citizens' earnings as reflected in the provision for loan losses.  

Additionally, a portion of the compensation awarded to Citizens' Named Executive Officers and certain other management employees for their performance in 2009 and 2010 is measured against a PTPP performance target (as defined above) as Citizens believes that PTPP is a key value driver for its business and a particularly valuable measure during challenging credit cycles. Based on 2009 full-year results, the total cash compensation award linked to PTPP was $0.1 million. Additionally during 2009, approximately 234,000 shares of restricted stock were granted which vest only if both the PTPP performance condition and the net income performance condition are met. Based on 2010 full year results, the total potential cash compensation award linked to PTPP is $0.8 million, payable in early 2011. Additionally, during 2010, approximately 785,000 shares of restricted stock were granted which has a two-year vesting period based on PTPP results. The 2010 grants are designed so that this portion of compensation does not depend on management's performance with regard to managing loan losses, securities impairments, and other asset impairments.

Net Interest Margin and Efficiency Ratio (non-GAAP financial measures)

In accordance with industry standards, certain designated net interest income amounts are presented on a taxable equivalent basis, including the calculation of net interest margin and the efficiency ratio. Citizens believes the presentation of net interest margin on a taxable equivalent basis using a 35% effective tax rate allows comparability of net interest margin with industry peers by eliminating the effect of the differences in portfolios attributable to the proportion represented by both taxable and tax-exempt investments. See the Selected Quarterly Information Table, the Non-GAAP Reconciliation Table, and the Average Balances, Yields and Rates Table later in this release for additional information.

Corporate Profile

Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc. is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of commercial, consumer, mortgage banking, trust and financial planning services to a broad client base.  Citizens serves communities in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Indiana with 218 offices and 253 ATMs.  Citizens is the largest bank holding company headquartered in Michigan with roots dating back to 1871 and is the 49th largest bank holding company headquartered in the United States.  More information about Citizens is available at www.citizensbanking.com.  

Safe Harbor Statement

Discussions and statements in this release that are not statements of historical fact, including without limitation, statements that include terms such as "will," "may," "should," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," "intend," and "plan," and statements regarding Citizens' future financial and operating results, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Citizens' control or are subject to change.  No forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future performance and actual results could differ materially.  Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include the risks and uncertainties detailed elsewhere in this release and from time to time in Citizens' Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings with the SEC, which are available at the SEC's web site www.sec.gov. Other factors not currently anticipated may also materially and adversely affect Citizens' results of operations, cash flows, financial position and prospects.  There can be no assurance that future results will meet expectations.  While Citizens believes that the forward-looking statements in this release are reasonable, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement.  In addition, these statements speak only as of the date made.  Citizens does not undertake, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter any statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

Citizens Republic Bancorp and Subsidiaries

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

(in thousands)

2010

2010

2009

Assets

Cash and due from banks

$        142,025

$        148,084

$       156,608

Money market investments

530,169

621,071

512,289

Investment Securities:

   Securities available for sale, at fair value

2,258,452

2,071,208

2,075,004

   Securities held to maturity, at amortized cost      (fair value of $118,155, $115,832 and $120,396, respectively)

112,029

112,734

114,249

          Total investment securities

2,370,481

2,183,942

2,189,253

FHLB and Federal Reserve stock

157,304

157,304

155,084

Portfolio loans:

   Commercial and industrial

1,657,383

1,686,769

2,047,207

   Commercial real estate

2,503,685

2,646,241

2,881,839

          Total commercial

4,161,068

4,333,010

4,929,046

   Residential mortgage

800,521

858,920

1,073,253

   Direct consumer

1,091,704

1,132,147

1,269,207

   Indirect consumer

834,712

814,038

825,316

   Total portfolio loans

6,888,005

7,138,115

8,096,822

   Less: Allowance for loan losses

(324,046)

(321,841)

(336,270)

   Net portfolio loans

6,563,959

6,816,274

7,760,552

Loans held for sale

52,191

57,245

61,134

Premises and equipment

106,272

107,405

114,000

Goodwill

318,150

318,150

318,150

Other intangible assets

11,306

12,214

15,551

Bank owned life insurance

218,056

217,113

219,802

Other assets

168,991

195,073

214,924

Assets of discontinued operations

---

---

354,429

          Total assets

$   10,638,904

$   10,833,875

$   12,071,776

Liabilities

Noninterest-bearing deposits

$     1,297,579

$     1,269,905

$     1,238,969

Interest-bearing demand deposits

947,126

998,676

1,147,363

Savings deposits

2,704,589

2,526,972

2,504,773

Time deposits

3,151,652

3,426,769

3,497,986

          Total deposits

8,100,946

8,222,322

8,389,091

Federal funds purchased and securities sold

under agreements to repurchase

42,334

30,082

42,255

Other short-term borrowings

710

700

7,200

Other liabilities

152,531

151,880

143,560

Long-term debt

1,185,322

1,211,147

1,670,248

Liabilities of discontinued operations

---

---

415,992

          Total liabilities

9,481,843

9,616,131

10,668,346

Shareholders' Equity

Preferred stock - no par value

276,676

275,084

270,487

Common stock - no par value

1,431,314

1,430,877

1,429,657

Retained deficit

(566,543)

(498,621)

(293,650)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

15,614

10,404

(3,064)

          Total shareholders' equity

1,157,061

1,217,744

1,403,430

          Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$   10,638,904

$   10,833,875

$   12,071,776

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)

Citizens Republic Bancorp and Subsidiaries

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

2010

2009

2010

2009

Interest Income

 Interest and fees on loans

$       96,080

$      111,368

$        298,802

$        341,337

 Interest and dividends on investment securities:

   Taxable

18,082

17,773

54,943

56,463

   Tax-exempt

3,514

6,128

12,731

19,171

 Dividends on FHLB and Federal Reserve stock

735

1,587

2,763

3,466

 Money market investments

350

315

1,181

889

     Total interest income

118,761

137,171

370,420

421,326

Interest Expense

 Deposits

23,518

34,668

78,939

119,484

 Short-term borrowings

20

29

61

160

 Long-term debt

13,665

23,461

44,087

73,145

     Total interest expense

37,203

58,158

123,087

192,789

Net Interest Income

81,558

79,013

247,333

228,537

Provision for loan losses

89,617

77,393

261,586

239,813

     Net interest (loss) income after provision for loan losses

(8,059)

1,620

(14,253)

(11,276)

Noninterest Income

 Service charges on deposit accounts

10,609

11,035

30,264

31,290

 Trust fees

3,837

3,853

11,468

10,573

 Mortgage and other loan income

2,590

3,182

7,377

9,837

 Brokerage and investment fees

1,060

1,473

3,315

4,133

 ATM network user fees

1,864

1,689

5,232

4,652

 Bankcard fees

2,261

1,972

6,534

5,835

 Net loss on loans held for sale

(1,441)

(860)

(17,548)

(11,362)

 Net loss on debt extinguishment

---

(15,929)

---

(15,929)

 Investment securities gains

---

---

14,067

5

 Other income

5,176

4,281

9,922

9,825

     Total noninterest income

25,956

10,696

70,631

48,859

Noninterest Expense

 Salaries and employee benefits

32,740

37,394

94,090

105,377

 Occupancy

6,529

6,447

20,129

20,568

 Professional services

2,737

3,033

7,605

8,886

 Equipment

3,076

2,959

9,127

8,726

 Data processing services

4,702

4,461

14,098

12,920

 Advertising and public relations

1,605

1,878

5,018

5,562

 Postage and delivery

1,187

1,297

3,496

4,239

 Other loan expenses

4,355

6,271

14,880

18,922

 Losses on other real estate (ORE)

1,967

3,924

12,508

15,223

 ORE expenses

1,327

1,624

3,317

3,108

 Intangible asset amortization

908

1,874

3,072

5,863

 Goodwill impairment

---

---

---

256,272

 Other expense

13,607

10,304

42,513

38,104

     Total noninterest expense

74,740

81,466

229,853

503,770

Loss from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

(56,843)

(69,150)

(173,475)

(466,187)

Income tax provision (benefit) from continuing operations

5,628

(11,747)

9,475

(26,326)

Loss from Continuing Operations

(62,471)

(57,403)

(182,950)

(439,861)

Discontinued operations:

 Income (loss) from discontinued operations (net of income tax)

---

480

(3,822)

(9,624)

Net Loss

(62,471)

(56,923)

(186,772)

(449,485)

Dividend on redeemable preferred stock

(5,451)

(5,224)

(16,139)

(14,523)

Net Loss Attributable to Common Shareholders

$      (67,922)

$       (62,147)

$      (202,911)

$      (464,008)

Earnings (Loss) Per Share from Continuing Operations

 Basic

$          (0.17)

$           (0.49)

$            (0.51)

$            (3.59)

 Diluted

(0.17)

(0.49)

(0.51)

(3.59)

Earnings (Loss) Per Share from Discontinued Operations

 Basic

$              ---

$            0.01

$            (0.01)

$            (0.08)

 Diluted

---

0.01

(0.01)

(0.08)

Net Loss Per Common Share:

 Basic

$          (0.17)

$           (0.48)

$            (0.52)

$            (3.67)

 Diluted

(0.17)

(0.48)

(0.52)

(3.67)

Average Common Shares Outstanding:

 Basic

394,021

128,467

393,880

126,453

 Diluted

394,021

128,467

393,880

126,453

Selected Quarterly Information

September 30,

June 30,

March 31,

December 31,

September 30,

2010

2010

2010

2009

2009

Summary of Operations (thousands)

Net interest income

$    81,558

$     84,586

$     81,189

$        81,913

$       79,013

Provision for loan losses

89,617

70,614

101,355

84,007

77,393

Noninterest income (1)

25,956

22,282

22,393

14,274

10,696

Noninterest expense

74,740

77,010

78,103

81,369

81,466

Income tax provision (benefit) from continuing operations

5,628

3,700

147

(3,307)

(11,747)

Loss from continuing operations

(62,471)

(44,456)

(76,023)

(65,883)

(57,403)

Discontinued operations (after tax)

---

5,151

(8,973)

1,155

480

Net loss

(62,471)

(39,305)

(84,996)

(64,729)

(56,923)

Net loss attributable to common shareholders (2)

(67,922)

(44,711)

(90,278)

(69,981)

(62,147)

Taxable equivalent adjustment, continuing operations

2,372

2,605

3,357

3,721

3,745

Taxable equivalent adjustment, combined

2,372

2,656

3,556

3,932

3,961

Per Common Share Data

Net loss from continuing operations:

     Basic

$      (0.17)

$       (0.12)

$       (0.21)

$          (0.18)

$          (0.49)

     Diluted

(0.17)

(0.12)

(0.21)

(0.18)

(0.49)

Discontinued operations:

     Basic

$           ---

$        0.01

$       (0.02)

$           0.00

$           0.01

     Diluted

---

0.01

(0.02)

0.00

0.01

Net loss:

     Basic

$      (0.17)

$       (0.11)

$       (0.23)

$          (0.18)

$          (0.48)

     Diluted

(0.17)

(0.11)

(0.23)

(0.18)

(0.48)

Common book value

2.22

2.37

2.46

2.69

2.87

Tangible book value

2.08

2.24

2.28

2.50

2.68

Tangible common book value

1.39

1.54

1.59

1.81

1.99

Shares outstanding, end of period (000)

397,071

396,979

394,392

394,397

394,470

At Period End, Continuing Operations (millions)

Assets

$    10,639

$     10,834

$     11,328

$      11,596

$       11,717

Earning assets

9,932

10,098

10,595

10,864

10,964

Portfolio loans

6,888

7,138

7,439

7,788

8,097

Allowance for loan losses

324

322

322

339

336

Deposits

8,101

8,222

8,481

8,501

8,389

Shareholders' equity

1,157

1,218

1,244

1,331

1,403

At Period End, Combined (millions)

Assets

$    10,639

$     10,834

$     11,652

$      11,932

$       12,072

Earning assets

9,932

10,098

10,890

11,169

11,284

Portfolio loans

6,888

7,138

7,543

7,906

8,217

Allowance for loan losses

324

322

326

342

340

Deposits

8,101

8,222

8,892

8,909

8,792

Shareholders' equity

1,157

1,218

1,244

1,331

1,403

Average for the Quarter, Continuing Operations (millions)

Assets

$    10,803

$     11,156

$     11,575

$      11,616

$       11,773

Earning assets

10,065

10,432

10,839

10,874

11,041

Portfolio loans

7,059

7,318

7,654

7,964

8,191

Allowance for loan losses

322

322

336

337

331

Deposits

8,198

8,431

8,544

8,353

8,392

Shareholders' equity

1,215

1,239

1,323

1,392

1,228

Average for the Quarter, Combined (millions)

Assets

$   10,803

$     11,267

$     11,903

$      11,966

$       12,129

Earning assets

10,065

10,535

11,135

11,190

11,365

Portfolio loans

7,059

7,344

7,768

8,084

8,311

Allowance for loan losses

322

323

339

340

334

Deposits

8,198

8,535

8,947

8,762

8,786

Shareholders' equity

1,215

1,239

1,323

1,392

1,228

Financial Ratios, Continuing Operations (annualized)

Return on average assets

(2.29)

%

(1.60)

%

(2.66)

%

(2.25)

%

(1.93)

%

Return on average shareholders' equity

(20.40)

(14.40)

(23.30)

(18.77)

(18.55)

Average shareholders' equity / average assets

11.25

11.10

11.43

11.99

10.43

Net interest margin (FTE) (3)

3.32

3.35

3.14

3.13

2.99

Efficiency ratio (non-GAAP) (4)

68.02

75.93

77.39

81.45

87.17

Allowance for loan losses as a percent of portfolio loans

4.70

4.51

4.33

4.35

4.15

Allowance for loan losses as a percent of nonperforming loans

88.98

83.67

77.94

71.43

67.16

Allowance for loan losses as a percent of nonperforming assets

73.10

68.11

57.96

57.05

55.40

Nonperforming loans as a percent of portfolio loans

5.29

5.39

5.56

6.09

6.18

Nonperforming assets as a percent of portfolio loans plus ORAA (5)

6.35

6.53

7.32

7.50

7.38

Nonperforming assets as a percent of total assets

4.17

4.36

4.91

5.12

5.18

Net loans charged off as a percent of average portfolio loans (annualized)

4.91

3.90

6.25

4.05

3.46

Financial Ratios, Combined (annualized)

Return on average assets

(2.29)

%

(1.40)

%

(2.90)

%

(2.15)

%

(1.86)

%

Return on average shareholders' equity

(20.40)

(12.73)

(26.05)

(18.44)

(18.40)

Average shareholders' equity / average assets

11.25

10.99

11.11

11.64

10.12

Net interest margin (FTE) (3)

3.32

3.34

3.14

3.13

2.97

Efficiency ratio (non-GAAP) (4)

68.02

71.75

84.99

80.58

86.48

Allowance for loan losses as a percent of portfolio loans

4.70

4.51

4.32

4.33

4.13

Allowance for loan losses as a percent of nonperforming loans

88.98

83.67

78.61

72.01

67.74

Allowance for loan losses as a percent of nonperforming assets

73.10

68.11

58.48

57.54

55.87

Nonperforming loans as a percent of portfolio loans

5.29

5.39

5.49

6.01

6.10

Nonperforming assets as a percent of portfolio loans plus ORAA (5)

6.35

6.53

7.24

7.40

7.29

Nonperforming assets as a percent of total assets

4.17

4.36

4.78

4.99

5.04

Net loans charged off as a percent of average portfolio loans (annualized)

4.91

3.89

6.16

4.00

3.41

Leverage ratio

8.50

8.72

8.47

9.21

9.63

Tier 1 capital ratio

12.41

12.79

12.12

12.52

12.83

Total capital ratio

13.80

14.17

13.49

13.93

14.23

(1) Noninterest income includes a gain on investment securities of $6.0 million in the first quarter of 2010 and a net loss on debt extinguishment of $15.9 million in the third quarter of 2009.

(2) Net loss attributable to common shareholders includes the following non-cash items: $5.4 million dividend to preferred shareholders in the third and first quarters of 2010, $5.3 million in the second quarter of 2010 and $5.2 million dividend in the third quarter of 2009.

(3) Net interest margin is presented on an annual basis, includes taxable equivalent adjustments to interest income and is based on a tax rate of 35%.

(4) The Efficiency Ratio measures how efficiently a bank spends its revenues.  The formula is: (Noninterest expense - Goodwill impairment)/(Net interest income +taxable equivalent adjustment + Total fees and other income).

(5) Includes loans held for sale.

Non-GAAP Reconciliation

(in thousands)

September 30,

2010

June 30,

2010

March 31,

2010

December 31,

2009

September 30,

2009

Efficiency Ratio - Continuing Operations

Net interest income (A)

$  81,558

$        84,586

$    81,189

$   81,913

$  79,013

Taxable equivalent adjustment (B)

2,372

2,605

3,357

3,721

3,745

Investment securities gain (C)

---

8,051

6,016

---

---

Noninterest income (D)

25,956

22,282

22,393

14,274

10,696

Noninterest expense (E)

74,740

77,010

78,103

81,369

81,466

Efficiency ratio:  E/(A+B-C+D) (non-GAAP)

68.02%

75.93%

77.39%

81.45%

87.17%

Efficiency Ratio - Combined Operations

Net interest income (A)

$  81,558

$        85,115

$   83,224

$  83,935

$  80,885

Taxable equivalent adjustment (B)

2,372

2,656

3,556

3,932

3,961

Investment securities gain (C)

---

8,051

6,016

---

---

Noninterest income (D)

25,956

28,275

13,142

15,381

11,842

Noninterest expense (E)

74,740

77,492

79,811

83,197

83,614

Efficiency ratio:  E/(A+B-C+D) (non-GAAP)

68.02%

71.75%

84.99%

80.58%

86.48%

Ending Balances - Combined Operations (in millions)

Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets

Total assets

$  10,639

$        10,834

$  11,652

$  11,932

$  12,072

Goodwill(1)

(318)

(318)

(331)

(331)

(331)

Other intangible assets

(11)

(12)

(13)

(14)

(16)

Tangible assets (non-GAAP)

$  10,310

$        10,504

$  11,308

$  11,587

$  11,725

Total shareholders' equity

$    1,157

$          1,218

$    1,244

$    1,331

$    1,403

Goodwill(1)

(318)

(318)

(331)

(331)

(331)

Other intangible assets

(11)

(12)

(13)

(14)

(16)

Tangible equity (non-GAAP)

$       828

$             888

$       900

$       986

$    1,056

Tangible equity

$       828

$             888

$       900

$       986

$    1,056

Preferred stock

(277)

(275)

(274)

(272)

(270)

Tangible common equity (non-GAAP)

$       551

$             613

$       626

$       714

$       786

Tier 1 Common Equity

Total shareholders' equity

$    1,157

$          1,218

$    1,244

$    1,331

$    1,403

Qualifying capital securities

74

74

74

74

74

Goodwill(1)

(318)

(318)

(331)

(331)

(331)

Accumulated other comprehensive (income) loss

(16)

(10)

6

7

3

Other intangible assets

(11)

(12)

(13)

(14)

(16)

Tier 1 capital (regulatory)

$      886

$             952

$      980

$    1,067

$    1,133

Tier 1 capital (regulatory)

$      886

$             952

$      980

$    1,067

$    1,133

Qualifying capital securities

(74)

(74)

(74)

(74)

(74)

Preferred stock

(277)

(275)

(274)

(272)

(270)

Total Tier 1 common equity (non-GAAP)

$      535

$             603

$      632

$       721

$       789

Net risk-weighted assets (regulatory)

$   7,133

$          7,432

$   8,083

$    8,541

$    8,835

Equity to assets

10.88%

11.24%

10.68%

11.16%

11.63%

Tier 1 common equity (non-GAAP)

7.50

8.10

7.82

8.47

8.94

Tangible equity to tangible assets (non-GAAP)

8.03

8.45

7.96

8.51

9.01

Tangible common equity to tangible assets (non-GAAP)

5.34

5.83

5.54

6.16

6.71

(1)  Goodwill represents goodwill for Continuing Operations, as shown on the balance sheet, and includes goodwill for Discontinued Operations of $12.6 million in the first quarter of 2010, the fourth and third quarters of 2009.

Noninterest Income and Noninterest Expense

Three Months Ended

(in thousands)

September 30,

2010

June 30,

2010

March 31,

2010

December 31,

2009

September 30,

2009

Service charges on deposit accounts

$  10,609

$   9,971

$    9,684

$  10,826

$  11,035

Trust fees

3,837

3,836

3,795

4,211

3,853

Mortgage and other loan income

2,590

2,198

2,589

2,556

3,182

Brokerage and investment fees

1,060

1,322

933

1,061

1,473

ATM network user fees

1,864

1,771

1,597

1,631

1,689

Bankcard fees

2,261

2,266

2,007

1,879

1,972

Net loss on loans held for sale

(1,441)

(8,405)

(7,702)

(8,724)

(860)

Net loss on debt extinguishment

---

---

---

---

(15,929)

Investment securities gains

---

8,051

6,016

---

---

Other income

5,176

1,272

3,474

834

4,281

Total Noninterest Income

$  25,956

$  22,282

$  22,393

$  14,274

$  10,696

Salaries and employee benefits

$  32,740

$  31,403

$  29,947

$  30,012

$  37,394

Occupancy

6,529

6,139

7,461

6,155

6,447

Professional services

2,737

2,615

2,253

2,991

3,033

Equipment

3,076

2,979

3,072

2,988

2,959

Data processing services

4,702

4,767

4,629

4,772

4,461

Advertising and public relations

1,605

2,116

1,297

1,551

1,878

Postage and delivery

1,187

1,295

1,014

1,286

1,297

Other loan expenses

4,355

4,551

5,974

5,631

6,271

Losses on other real estate (ORE)

1,967

3,778

6,763

8,089

3,924

ORE expenses

1,327

800

1,190

1,281

1,624

Intangible asset amortization

908

1,034

1,130

1,173

1,874

Other expense

13,607

15,533

13,373

15,440

10,304

Total Noninterest Expense

$  74,740

$  77,010

$  78,103

$  81,369

$  81,466

Average Balances, Yields and Rates

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2010

June 30, 2010

September 30, 2009

(in thousands)

Average

Balance

Average

Rate

Average

Balance

Average

Rate

Average

Balance

Average 

Rate

Earning Assets

Money market investments

$                560,792

0.25

%

$                654,502

0.25

%

$             498,020

0.25

%

Investment securities:

Taxable

1,911,268

3.78

1,856,490

4.01

1,556,222

4.57

Tax-exempt

321,256

6.73

351,717

6.88

573,633

6.57

FHLB and Federal Reserve stock

157,304

1.86

156,597

2.62

155,084

4.07

Portfolio loans

Commercial and industrial

1,685,249

4.70

1,775,054

4.93

2,090,591

4.79

Commercial real estate

2,595,787

5.34

2,722,843

5.29

2,884,486

5.27

Residential mortgage

839,455

4.89

865,732

5.66

1,109,161

4.91

Direct consumer

1,112,768

6.03

1,153,278

6.09

1,287,617

6.04

Indirect consumer

825,885

6.82

801,556

6.81

819,409

6.83

Total portfolio loans

7,059,144

5.42

7,318,463

5.54

8,191,264

5.38

Loans held for sale

55,054

2.14

94,381

1.47

66,905

5.44

Total earning assets

10,064,818

4.79

10,432,150

4.90

11,041,128

5.08

Nonearning Assets

Cash and due from banks

154,119

143,924

163,650

Bank premises and equipment

106,503

107,874

114,573

Investment security fair value adjustment

65,693

45,580

29,358

Other nonearning assets

733,974

748,626

755,215

Assets of discontinued operations

---

110,881

355,982

Allowance for loan losses

(321,865)

(321,976)

(331,394)

Total assets

$           10,803,242

$          11,267,059

$     12,128,512

Interest-Bearing Liabilities

Deposits:

Interest-bearing demand deposits

$                975,588

0.26

$            1,044,580

0.28

$       1,036,168

0.43

Savings deposits

2,591,083

0.63

2,533,846

0.66

2,515,393

0.69

Time deposits

3,318,137

2.24

3,566,321

2.36

3,625,344

3.19

Short-term borrowings

36,888

0.22

31,897

0.21

48,798

0.24

Long-term debt

1,202,901

4.51

1,314,991

4.40

1,899,992

4.91

Total interest-bearing liabilities

8,124,597

1.82

8,491,635

1.91

9,125,695

2.53

Noninterest-Bearing Liabilities and  Shareholders' Equity

Noninterest-bearing demand

1,312,957

1,286,243

1,214,620

Other liabilities

150,601

144,354

152,703

Liabilities of discontinued operations

---

106,227

407,812

Shareholders' equity

1,215,087

1,238,600

1,227,682

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$            10,803,242

$           11,267,059

$      12,128,512

Interest Spread

2.97

%

2.99

%

2.55

%

Contribution of noninterest bearing sources of funds

0.35

0.36

0.44

Net Interest Margin

3.32

3.35

2.99

Average Balances, Yields and Rates

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2010

2009

Average

Average 

Average

Average 

(in thousands)

Balance

Rate 

Balance

Rate

Earning Assets

Money market investments

$            636,608

0.25

%

$            475,287

0.25

%

Investment securities

Taxable

1,842,089

3.98

1,575,309

4.78

Tax-exempt

388,018

6.73

596,459

6.59

FHLB and Federal Reserve stock

156,337

2.36

151,980

3.05

Portfolio loans

Commercial and industrial

1,777,721

4.84

2,254,302

4.64

Commercial real estate

2,702,625

5.29

2,912,501

5.32

Residential mortgage

897,468

5.10

1,165,415

5.12

Direct consumer

1,155,622

6.06

1,336,338

6.06

Indirect consumer

808,412

6.83

810,693

6.79

Total portfolio loans

7,341,848

5.45

8,479,249

5.37

Loans held for sale

77,696

1.78

81,172

3.57

Total earning assets

10,442,596

4.85

11,359,456

5.09

Nonearning Assets

Cash and due from banks

168,855

160,652

Bank premises and equipment

108,013

115,630

Investment security fair value adjustment

51,330

10,284

Other nonearning assets

731,006

945,956

Assets of discontinued operations

145,217

358,421

Allowance for loan losses

(326,552)

(292,980)

Total assets

$       11,320,465

$       12,657,419

Interest-Bearing Liabilities

Deposits:

Interest-bearing demand deposits

$         1,031,670

0.28

$            897,810

0.44

Savings deposits

2,538,733

0.66

2,538,990

0.81

Time deposits

3,529,895

2.43

3,956,731

3.42

Short-term borrowings

35,110

0.23

53,041

0.40

Long-term debt

1,321,642

4.46

2,004,506

4.88

Total interest-bearing liabilities

8,457,050

1.95

9,451,078

2.73

Noninterest-Bearing Liabilities and  Shareholders' Equity

Noninterest-bearing demand

1,289,423

1,168,779

Other liabilities

143,214

159,463

Liabilities of discontinued operations

172,273

415,758

Shareholders' equity

1,258,505

1,462,341

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$       11,320,465

$       12,657,419

Interest Spread

2.90

%

2.37

%

Contribution of noninterest bearing sources of funds

0.37

0.46

Net Interest Margin 

3.27

%

2.83

%

Summary of Loan Loss Experience

Three Months Ended

(in thousands)

September 30, 2010

June 30, 2010

March 31, 2010

December 31, 2009

September 30, 2009

Allowance for loan losses - beginning of period

$ 321,841

$ 322,377

$ 338,940

$  336,270

$  330,217

Provision for loan losses

89,617

70,614

101,355

84,007

77,393

Charge-offs:

     Commercial and industrial

8,144

12,341

13,525

24,743

21,141

   Commercial real estate

45,910

51,183

15,976

41,096

32,076

     Total commercial

54,054

63,524

29,501

65,839

53,217

     Residential mortgage

23,353

705

80,729

6,031

9,969

     Direct consumer

10,256

5,907

7,528

6,502

6,617

     Indirect consumer

2,808

4,028

3,813

6,873

3,812

     Total charge-offs

90,471

74,164

121,571

85,245

73,615

Recoveries:

     Commercial and industrial

1,410

937

669

2,232

995

   Commercial real estate

579

829

1,319

656

203

     Total commercial

1,989

1,766

1,988

2,888

1,198

     Residential mortgage

15

80

583

21

5

     Direct consumer

452

386

453

409

482

     Indirect consumer

603

782

629

590

590

     Total recoveries

3,059

3,014

3,653

3,908

2,275

Net charge-offs

87,412

71,150

117,918

81,337

71,340

Allowance for loan losses - end of period

$ 324,046

$ 321,841

$ 322,377

$  338,940

$  336,270

Reserve for loan commitments - end of period

$     1,933

$     2,522

$    2,624

$      3,118

$      3,462

SOURCE Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.



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