Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. Reports Preliminary Second Quarter Earnings of $0.85 Per Diluted Common Share

Jul 21, 2015, 19:00 ET from Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Preliminary Financial Results for the Second Quarter and First Half of 2015:

  • Total Loans: Total gross loans, excluding acquired covered loans, acquired non-covered loans and mortgage loans held for sale, increased $207.3 million, or 7.9%, from December 31, 2014, to June 30, 2015, primarily in the areas of commercial real estate loans, consumer loans, construction loans, and other residential loans. Net decreases in the acquired loan portfolios totaled $42.8 million in the six months ended June 30, 2015.
  • Net Interest Income: Net interest income for the second quarter of 2015 increased $2.0 million to $42.0 million compared to $40.0 million for the second quarter of 2014. Net interest margin was 4.53% for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to 4.69% for the second quarter of 2014 and 4.82% for the quarter ended March 31, 2015. The decrease in the margin from the prior year second quarter was primarily the result of decreases in average loan yields and a reduction in the additional yield accretion recognized in conjunction with updated estimates of the fair value of the acquired loan pools compared to the prior year quarter. A decrease of approximately 20 basis points in the margin compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2015, was primarily the result of a reduction in the additional yield accretion recognized in conjunction with updated estimates of the fair value of the acquired loan pools. In addition, during the quarter ended March 31, 2015, the Company collected amounts on certain acquired loans from customers which had previously not been expected to be collectible, resulting in 10 basis points of the total net interest margin reported, which was not recurring for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. The positive impact on net interest margin from the additional yield accretion on acquired loan pools that was recorded during the period was 78 basis points for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 and 107 basis points for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. For further discussion of the additional yield accretion of the discount on acquired loan pools, see "Net Interest Income."
  • Asset Quality: Non-performing assets and potential problem loans, excluding those currently or previously covered by FDIC loss sharing agreements and those acquired in the FDIC-assisted transaction with Valley Bank, which are not covered by a loss sharing agreement and are accounted for and analyzed as loan pools rather than individual loans, totaled $60.4 million at June 30, 2015, a decrease of $8.3 million from $68.7 million at December 31, 2014 and a decrease of $5.6 million from $66.0 million at March 31, 2015. Non-performing assets were $39.0 million, or 0.95% of total assets, at June 30, 2015, compared to $43.7 million, or 1.11% of total assets, at December 31, 2014 and $42.4 million, or 1.04% of total assets, at March 31, 2015. Net charge-offs were $673,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2015, compared to net charge-offs of $1.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and net charge-offs of $664,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2015.
  • Capital: The capital position of the Company continues to be strong, significantly exceeding the thresholds established by regulators. On a preliminary basis, as of June 30, 2015, the Company's Tier 1 Leverage Ratio was 11.3%, Common Equity Tier 1 Capital Ratio was 11.0%, Tier 1 Capital Ratio was 13.6%, and Total Capital Ratio was 14.8%.
  • Significant Unusual Income or Expense Items: During the three months ended June 30, 2015, the Company sold a banking center building in Nebraska at a net gain of $671,000, which is included in the Consolidated Statements of Income under "Noninterest Income – Other Income." Currently, this banking center is still operating under a lease agreement. The Company plans to build a replacement banking center, expected to open in 2016, in a superior commercial/retail location. During the quarter, the Company sold vacant land in Iowa that was acquired as part of the Valley Bank transaction at a net gain of $327,000, which is included in the Consolidated Statements of Income under "Noninterest Expense – Expense on Foreclosed Assets."

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSBC), the holding company for Great Southern Bank, today reported that preliminary earnings for the three months ended June 30, 2015, were $0.85 per diluted common share ($11.9 million available to common shareholders) compared to $0.79 per diluted common share ($10.9 million available to common shareholders) for the three months ended June 30, 2014. 

Preliminary earnings for the six months ended June 30, 2015, were $1.67 per diluted common share ($23.4 million available to common shareholders) compared to $1.42 per diluted common share ($19.6 million available to common shareholders) for the six months ended June 30, 2014. 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2015, annualized return on average common equity was 12.67%, annualized return on average assets was 1.18%, and net interest margin was 4.53%, compared to 13.02%, 1.17% and 4.69%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.  For the six months ended June 30, 2015, annualized return on average common equity was 12.65%; annualized return on average assets was 1.16%; and net interest margin was 4.67% compared to 11.86%, 1.07% and 4.68%, respectively, for the six months ended June 30, 2014. 

President and CEO Joseph W. Turner commented, "Our earnings remained strong in the second quarter at $0.85 per diluted common share, compared to $0.79 in the same period in 2014. Continuing the trend from the first quarter, earnings were driven by strong loan growth throughout the Company's eight-state footprint and in most loan types. Total loans, excluding acquired covered and non-covered loans and mortgage loans held for sale, increased $104 million from the end of the first quarter of 2015, and increased $207 million in the first six months of 2015. The reported net interest margin was 4.53% for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to 4.69% for the same period in 2014. The net interest margin, excluding the effects of yield accretion on acquired loans, was relatively stable at 3.75% for the second quarter. Like most banks, we anticipate some margin pressure going forward as average loan yields decrease and deposit costs rise slightly because of increased competition. Credit quality continued to improve from the end of the first quarter of 2015 with a decrease of $5.6 million in total non-performing assets and potential problem loans, excluding FDIC covered and non-covered loans.

"Our capital remained strong in the second quarter. As of June 30, 2015, total stockholders' equity was $437.6 million, or 10.6% of assets, and common stockholders' equity was $379.6 million, or 9.2% of assets, equivalent to a book value of $27.51 per common share and up from $26.30 at the end of 2014. We were also pleased to increase our common stockholder dividend by $0.02 to $0.22 per common share in the second quarter, reflecting the Company's solid performance."

Selected Financial Data:

(In thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended June 30,

Six Months Ended June 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Net interest income

$          42,009

$          39,971

$          86,134

$          77,938

Provision for loan losses

1,300

1,462

2,600

3,154

Non-interest income

3,457

10,631

3,399

11,555

Non-interest expense

27,949

34,399

55,189

60,293

Provision for income taxes

4,214

3,687

8,088

6,174

Net income

$          12,003

$          11,054

$          23,656

$          19,872

Net income available to common shareholders

$          11,858

$          10,909

$          23,366

$          19,582

Earnings per diluted common share

$              0.85

$              0.79

$              1.67

$              1.42

NET INTEREST INCOME

Net interest income for the second quarter of 2015 increased $2.0 million to $42.0 million compared to $40.0 million for the second quarter of 2014.  Net interest margin was 4.53% in the second quarter of 2015, compared to 4.69% in the same period of 2014, a decrease of 16 basis points.  For the three months ended June 30, 2015, the net interest margin decreased 29 basis points compared to the net interest margin of 4.82% in the three months ended March 31, 2015.  The average interest rate spread was 4.44% for the three months ended June 30, 2015, compared to 4.58% for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  For the three months ended June 30, 2015, the average interest rate spread decreased 29 basis points compared to the average interest rate spread of 4.73% in the three months ended March 31, 2015.

Net interest income for the six months ended June 30, 2015 increased $8.2 million to $86.1 million compared to $77.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014.  Net interest margin was 4.67% in the six months ended June 30, 2015, compared to 4.68% in the same period of 2014, a decrease of 1 basis point.  The average interest rate spread was 4.59% for the six months ended June 30, 2015, compared to 4.57% for the six months ended June 30, 2014. 

The Company's net interest margin has been significantly impacted by additional yield accretion recognized in conjunction with updated estimates of the fair value of the loan pools acquired in the 2009, 2011 and 2012 FDIC-assisted transactions. On an on-going basis, the Company estimates the cash flows expected to be collected from the acquired loan pools. For each of the loan portfolios acquired, the cash flow estimates have increased, based on payment histories and reduced loss expectations of the loan pools. This resulted in increased income that was spread on a level-yield basis over the remaining expected lives of the loan pools. The increases in expected cash flows also reduced the amount of expected reimbursements under the loss sharing agreements with the FDIC, which are recorded as indemnification assets. Therefore, the expected indemnification assets have also been reduced each quarter since the second quarter of 2010, resulting in adjustments to be amortized on a comparable basis over the remainder of the loss sharing agreements or the remaining expected lives of the loan pools, whichever is shorter.  No material additional estimated cash flows were recorded in the quarter ended June 30, 2015, related to these loan pools.

In addition, the Company's net interest margin has been impacted by additional yield accretion recognized in conjunction with updated estimates of the fair value of the loan pools acquired in the June 2014 Valley Bank FDIC-assisted transaction.  Beginning with the quarter ended December 31, 2014, the cash flow estimates have increased for certain of the Valley Bank loan pools primarily based on significant loan repayments and also due to collection of certain loans, thereby reducing loss expectations on certain of the loan pools. This resulted in increased income that was spread on a level-yield basis over the remaining expected lives of these loan pools.  The Valley Bank transaction did not include a loss sharing agreement with the FDIC.  Therefore, there is no related indemnification asset. The entire amount of the discount adjustment will be accreted to interest income over time with no offsetting impact to non-interest income.  The amount of the Valley Bank discount adjustment accreted to interest income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 was $981,000 and $2.0 million, respectively, and is included in the impact on net interest income/net interest margin amount in the table below.  Based on current estimates, we anticipate recording additional interest income accretion of $1.3 million in the remainder of 2015 related to these Valley Bank loan pools.

The impact of these adjustments on the Company's financial results for the reporting periods presented is shown below:

Three Months Ended

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2014

(In thousands, except basis points data)

Impact on net interest income/net interest margin (in basis points)

$              7,259

   78 bps

$              9,085

   107 bps

Non-interest income

(5,374)

(7,469)

Net impact to pre-tax income

$              1,885

$              1,616

 

Six Months Ended

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2014

(In thousands, except basis points data)

Impact on net interest income/net interest margin (in basis points)

$            16,221

   88 bps

$            16,988

   102 bps

Non-interest income

(12,052)

(13,805)

Net impact to pre-tax income

$              4,169

$              3,183

Because these adjustments will be recognized over the remaining lives of the loan pools and the remainder of the loss sharing agreements, respectively, they will impact future periods as well. The remaining accretable yield adjustment that will affect interest income is $18.8 million and the remaining adjustment to the indemnification assets, including the effects of the clawback liability related to InterBank, that will affect non-interest income (expense) is $(15.3) million. Of the remaining adjustments, we expect to recognize $9.7 million of interest income and $(7.3) million of non-interest income (expense) during the remainder of 2015.  Additional adjustments may be recorded in future periods from the FDIC-assisted transactions, as the Company continues to evaluate its estimate of expected cash flows from the acquired loan pools.

Excluding the impact of the additional yield accretion, net interest margin for the three months ended June 30, 2015 increased 13 basis points when compared to the year-ago quarter.  The increase in net interest margin is primarily due to a decrease in interest expense on FHLB advances and structured repurchase borrowings, due to the payoff of FHLB advances and structured repurchase agreements, as discussed in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.  In addition, the mix of assets has continued to change through an increase in the average balance of loans and a decrease in the average balance of investment securities.

For additional information on net interest income components, see the "Average Balances, Interest Rates and Yields" tables in this release.

NON-INTEREST INCOME

For the quarter ended June 30, 2015, non-interest income decreased $7.2 million to $3.5 million when compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2014, primarily as a result of the following increases and decreases:

  • Initial gain recognized on business acquisition: In the 2014 period, the Company recognized a preliminary one-time gain of $10.8 million (pre-tax) on the FDIC-assisted acquisition of Valley Bank, which occurred on June 20, 2014.

Excluding the gain referenced above, non-interest income increased $3.6 million when compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2014, primarily as a result of the following items: 

  • Amortization of income related to business acquisitions: The net amortization expense related to business acquisitions was $5.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to $7.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. The amortization expense for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, consisted of the following items: $5.1 million of amortization expense related to the changes in cash flows expected to be collected from the FDIC-covered loan portfolios and $459,000 of amortization of the clawback liability. Partially offsetting the expense was income from the accretion of the discount related to the indemnification assets for the Sun Security Bank and InterBank acquisitions of $357,000.
  • Other income: Other income increased $704,000 compared to the prior year quarter. The increase was primarily due to a $671,000 net gain on the sale of fixed assets from the sale of a banking center building in Nebraska. Currently, this banking center is still operating under a lease agreement. The Company plans to build a replacement banking center.
  • Late charges and fees on loans: Late charges and fees on loans increased $497,000 compared to the prior year quarter. The increase was primarily due to yield maintenance payments received on 11 commercial loan prepayments, totaling $487,000.
  • Gains on sales of single-family loans: Gains on sales of single-family loans increased $451,000 compared to the prior year quarter. This increase was due to an increase in originations of fixed-rate loans in the 2015 period. Fixed rate single-family loans originated are subsequently sold in the secondary market.
  • Service charges and ATM fees: Service charges and ATM fees increased $298,000 compared to the prior year quarter, primarily due to an increase in fee income from the additional accounts acquired in the Valley Bank transaction in June 2014.
  • Net realized gains on sales of available-for-sale securities: Gains on sales of available-for-sale securities decreased $569,000 compared to the prior year quarter. This was due to the sale of all of the Company's Small Business Administration securities in June 2014, which produced a gain of $569,000. There were no securities sold in the 2015 quarter.

For the six months ended June 30, 2015, non-interest income decreased $8.2 million to $3.4 million when compared to the six months ended June 30, 2014, primarily as a result of the following increases and decreases:

  • Initial gain recognized on business acquisition: In the 2014 period, the Company recognized a preliminary one-time gain of $10.8 million (pre-tax) on the FDIC-assisted acquisition of Valley Bank, which occurred on June 20, 2014.

Excluding the gain referenced above, non-interest income increased $2.6 million when compared to the six months ended June 30, 2014, primarily as a result of the following items: 

  • Amortization of income related to business acquisitions: The net amortization expense related to business acquisitions was $12.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $13.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014. The amortization expense for the six months ended June 30, 2015, consisted of the following items: $11.1 million of amortization expense related to the changes in cash flows expected to be collected from the FDIC-covered loan portfolios and $945,000 of amortization of the clawback liability. In addition, the Company collected amounts on various problem assets acquired from the FDIC totaling $891,000. Under the loss sharing agreements, 80% of these collected amounts must be remitted to the FDIC; therefore, the Company recorded a liability and related expense of $713,000. Partially offsetting the expense was income from the accretion of the discount related to the indemnification assets for the Sun Security Bank and InterBank acquisitions of $853,000.
  • Gains on sales of single-family loans: Gains on sales of single-family loans increased $842,000 compared to the prior year period. This increase was due to an increase in originations of fixed-rate loans in the 2015 period. Fixed rate single-family loans originated are subsequently sold in the secondary market.
  • Service charges and ATM fees: Service charges and ATM fees increased $774,000 compared to the prior year period, primarily due to an increase in fee income from the additional accounts acquired in the Valley Bank transaction in June 2014.
  • Late charges and fees on loans: Late charges and fees on loans increased $531,000 compared to the prior year period. The increase was primarily due to yield maintenance payments received on 12 commercial loan prepayments, totaling $547,000.
  • Net realized gains on sales of available-for-sale securities: Gains on sales of available-for-sale securities decreased $642,000 compared to the prior year period. This was due to the sale of all of the Company's Small Business Administration securities in June 2014, which produced a gain of $569,000, and other securities sold in the 2014 period. There were no securities sold in the 2015 period.
  • Other Income: Other income decreased $607,000 compared to the prior year period. The decrease was primarily due to non-recurring debit card-related income of $1.0 million recognized during the 2014 period, partially offset by a $671,000 net gain on the sale of fixed assets from the sale of a banking center building in Nebraska.

NON-INTEREST EXPENSE

For the quarter ended June 30, 2015, non-interest expense decreased $6.5 million to $27.9 million when compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2014, primarily as a result of the following items:

  • Other Operating Expenses: Other operating expenses decreased $7.6 million, to $2.2 million, in the quarter ended June 30, 2015 compared to the prior year quarter primarily due to $7.4 million in prepayment penalties paid in June 2014 as the Company elected to repay $130 million of its FHLB advances and structured repo borrowings prior to their maturity.
  • Expense on foreclosed assets: Expense on foreclosed assets decreased $1.0 million compared to the prior year quarter primarily due to the write-down of $940,000 of one foreclosed asset during the 2014 period.

Partially offsetting the decrease in non-interest expense was an increase in the following items:

  • Expenses related to operations of former Valley Bank: The Company incurred approximately $587,000 of additional non-interest expenses during the quarter ended June 30, 2015 compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2014, in connection with the operations of former Valley Bank banking centers and related banking activities, acquired through the FDIC in June 2014. Total Valley Bank non-interest expenses related to operations were $1.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to $610,000 of acquisition-related expenses in the quarter ended June 30, 2014. The additional expenses for the 2015 quarter included approximately $134,000 of compensation expense, approximately $244,000 of net occupancy expense and approximately $191,000 of computer and equipment expense.
  • Advertising: Advertising expense increased $312,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, when compared to the prior year quarter, due to additional marketing campaigns across the franchise in the current year period, including new markets, sponsorships in the Quad Cities market and the opening of the new banking center in Columbia, Mo.

For the six months ended June 30, 2015, non-interest expense decreased $5.1 million to $55.2 million when compared to the six months ended June 30, 2014, primarily as a result of the following items:

  • Other Operating Expenses: Other operating expenses decreased $7.6 million, to $3.9 million, in the six months ended June 30, 2015 compared to the prior year period primarily due to $7.4 million in prepayment penalties paid in June 2014 as the Company elected to repay $130 million of its FHLB advances and structured repo borrowings prior to their maturity.
  • Expense on foreclosed assets: Expense on foreclosed assets decreased $1.5 million compared to the prior year period primarily due to write-downs of foreclosed assets during the 2014 period, including the write-down of $940,000 of one foreclosed asset during the 2014 period.

Partially offsetting the decrease in non-interest expense was an increase in the following items:

  • Expenses related to operations of former Valley Bank: The Company incurred approximately $1.9 million of additional non-interest expenses during the six months ended June 30, 2015 compared to the six months ended June 30, 2014, in connection with the operations of former Valley Bank banking centers and related banking activities, which was acquired through the FDIC in June 2014. Total Valley Bank non-interest expenses related to operations were $2.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $610,000 of acquisition-related expenses in the six months ended June 30, 2014. Those additional expenses included approximately $606,000 of compensation expense, approximately $590,000 of net occupancy expense and approximately $477,000 of computer and equipment expense.

The Company's efficiency ratio for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, was 61.47% compared to 67.98% for the same quarter in 2014.  The efficiency ratio for the six months ended June 30, 2015, was 61.64% compared to 67.37% for the same period in 2014.  The improvement in the ratio in the 2015 three and six month periods was primarily due to the increase in net interest income, which is discussed above, and the decrease in non-interest expense, partially offset by the decrease in non-interest income.  The Company's ratio of non-interest expense to average assets decreased from 3.64% and 3.24% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, to 2.75% and 2.71% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, respectively.  The decrease in the current three and six month period ratios was primarily due to the increase in average assets in the 2015 period compared to the 2014 period, and the decrease in non-interest expense as discussed above.  Average assets for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, increased $288.1 million, or 7.6%, from the quarter ended June 30, 2014, primarily due to the Valley Bank acquisition in June 2014, and organic loan growth, partially offset by decreases in investment securities and other interest-earning assets and FDIC indemnification assets.  Average assets for the six months ended June 30, 2015, increased $348.8 million, or 9.4%, from the six months ended June 30, 2014, due to the same reasons noted for the three month period. 

INCOME TAXES

For the three months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, the Company's effective tax rate was 26.0% and 25.0%, respectively, which was lower than the statutory federal tax rate of 35%, due primarily to the effects of certain investment tax credits utilized and to tax-exempt investments and tax-exempt loans which reduced the Company's effective tax rate.  For the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, the Company's effective tax rate was 25.5% and 23.7%, respectively, which was lower than the statutory federal tax rate of 35%, due primarily to the effects of certain investment tax credits utilized and to tax-exempt investments and tax-exempt loans which reduced the Company's effective tax rate.  In future periods, the Company expects its effective tax rate typically will be 24-26% of pre-tax net income, assuming it continues to maintain or increase its use of investment tax credits. The Company's effective tax rate may fluctuate as it is impacted by the level and timing of the Company's utilization of tax credits and the level of tax-exempt investments and loans and the overall level of pretax income. 

CAPITAL

As of June 30, 2015, total stockholders' equity was $437.6 million (10.6% of total assets).  As of June 30, 2015, common stockholders' equity was $379.6 million (9.2% of total assets), equivalent to a book value of $27.51 per common share.  Total stockholders' equity at December 31, 2014, was $419.7 million (10.6% of total assets). As of December 31, 2014, common stockholders' equity was $361.8 million (9.2% of total assets), equivalent to a book value of $26.30 per common share.  At June 30, 2015, the Company's tangible common equity to total assets ratio was 9.1%, compared to 9.0% at December 31, 2014. The tangible common equity to total risk-weighted assets ratio was 11.1% and 10.9% at June 30, 2015, and December 31, 2014, respectively.

On a preliminary basis, as of June 30, 2015, the Company's Tier 1 Leverage Ratio was 11.3%, Common Equity Tier 1 Capital Ratio was 11.0%, Tier 1 Capital Ratio was 13.6%, and Total Capital Ratio was 14.8%.  On June 30, 2015, and on a preliminary basis, the Bank's Tier 1 Leverage Ratio was 9.6%, Common Equity Tier 1 Capital Ratio was 11.5%, Tier 1 Capital Ratio was 11.5%, and Total Capital Ratio was 12.7%. 

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. is a participant in the U.S. Treasury's Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) program.  Through the SBLF, in August 2011, the Company issued a new series of preferred stock with an aggregate liquidation amount totaling $57.9 million to the Treasury.  The dividend rate on the SBLF preferred stock for the second quarter of 2015 was 1.0% and the dividend rate will remain at 1.0% until the first quarter of 2016.

PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES AND ALLOWANCE FOR LOAN LOSSES

Management records a provision for loan losses in an amount it believes sufficient to result in an allowance for loan losses that will cover current net charge-offs as well as risks believed to be inherent in the loan portfolio of the Bank. The amount of provision charged against current income is based on several factors, including, but not limited to, past loss experience, current portfolio mix, actual and potential losses identified in the loan portfolio, economic conditions, and internal as well as external reviews.  However, the levels of non-performing assets, potential problem loans, loan loss provisions and net charge-offs fluctuate from period to period and are difficult to predict.

Weak economic conditions, higher inflation or interest rates, or other factors may lead to increased losses in the portfolio and/or requirements for an increase in loan loss provision expense. Management maintains various controls in an attempt to limit future losses, such as a watch list of possible problem loans, documented loan administration policies and a loan review staff to review the quality and anticipated collectability of the portfolio. Additional procedures provide for frequent management review of the loan portfolio based on loan size, loan type, delinquencies, on-going correspondence with borrowers and problem loan work-outs. Management determines which loans are potentially uncollectible, or represent a greater risk of loss, and makes additional provisions to expense, if necessary, to maintain the allowance at a satisfactory level.

The provision for loan losses for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, decreased $162,000 to $1.3 million when compared with the quarter ended June 30, 2014.  The provision for loan losses for the six months ended June 30, 2015, decreased $554,000 to $2.6 million when compared with the six months ended June 30, 2014.  At June 30, 2015, the allowance for loan losses was $39.7 million, an increase of $1.3 million from December 31, 2014.  Total net charge-offs were $673,000 and $1.6 million for the quarters ended June 30, 2015, and 2014, respectively.  For the quarter ended June 30, 2015, one relationship made up $530,000 of the total $673,000 in net charge-offs.  Total net charge-offs were $1.3 million and $5.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively.  For the six months ended June 30, 2015, three relationships made up $1.0 million of the total $1.3 million in net charge-offs.  The increase in the allowance for loan losses in the three months ended June 30, 2015, was primarily due to loan growth.  General market conditions, and more specifically, real estate absorption rates and unique circumstances related to individual borrowers and projects also contributed to the level of provisions and charge-offs.  As properties were categorized as potential problem loans, non-performing loans or foreclosed assets, evaluations were made of the values of these assets with corresponding charge-offs as appropriate.   

The Bank's allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans, excluding loans covered by the FDIC loss sharing agreements, was 1.29%, 1.34% and 1.31% at June 30, 2015, December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015, respectively. Management considers the allowance for loan losses adequate to cover losses inherent in the Company's loan portfolio at June 30, 2015, based on recent reviews of the Company's loan portfolio and current economic conditions. If economic conditions were to deteriorate or management's assessment of the loan portfolio were to change, it is possible that additional loan loss provisions would be required, thereby adversely affecting future results of operations and financial condition.

ASSET QUALITY

Former TeamBank, Vantus Bank, Sun Security Bank and InterBank non-performing assets, including foreclosed assets and potential problem loans, are not included in the totals or in the discussion of non-performing loans, potential problem loans and foreclosed assets below as they are, or were, subject to loss sharing agreements with the FDIC, which cover at least 80% of principal losses that may be incurred in these portfolios for the applicable terms under the agreements.  At June 30, 2015, there were no material non-performing assets or potential problem loans that were previously covered, and are now not covered, under the TeamBank or Vantus Bank non-single-family loss sharing agreements.  In addition, FDIC-supported TeamBank, Vantus Bank, Sun Security Bank and InterBank assets were initially recorded at their estimated fair values as of their acquisition dates of March 20, 2009, September 4, 2009, October 7, 2011, and April 27, 2012, respectively.  The overall performance of the FDIC-covered loan pools acquired in 2009, 2011 and 2012 has been better than original expectations as of the acquisition dates.  Former Valley Bank loans are also excluded from the totals and the discussion of non-performing loans, potential problem loans and foreclosed assets below, although they are not covered by a loss sharing agreement.  Former Valley Bank loans are accounted for in pools and were recorded at their fair value at the time of the acquisition as of June 20, 2014; therefore, these loan pools are analyzed rather than the individual loans. 

The loss sharing agreement for the non-single-family portion of the loans acquired in the TeamBank transaction ended on March 31, 2014.  Any additional losses in that non-single-family portfolio will not be eligible for loss sharing coverage. At this time, the Company does not expect any material losses in this non-single-family loan portfolio, which totaled $19.5 million, net of discounts, at June 30, 2015.

The loss sharing agreement for the non-single-family portion of the loans acquired in the Vantus Bank transaction ended on September 30, 2014.  Any additional losses in that non-single-family portfolio will not be eligible for loss sharing coverage.  At this time, the Company does not expect any material losses in this non-single-family loan portfolio, which totaled $19.0 million, net of discounts, at June 30, 2015. 

As a result of changes in balances and composition of the loan portfolio, changes in economic and market conditions that occur from time to time and other factors specific to a borrower's circumstances, the level of non-performing assets will fluctuate. 

Non-performing assets, excluding FDIC-covered non-performing assets and other FDIC-assisted acquired assets, at June 30, 2015, were $39.0 million, a decrease of $4.7 million from $43.7 million at December 31, 2014, and a decrease of $3.4 million from $42.4 million at March 31, 2015.  Non-performing assets, excluding FDIC-covered non-performing assets and other FDIC-assisted acquired assets, as a percentage of total assets were 0.95% at June 30, 2015, compared to 1.11% at December 31, 2014 and 1.04% at March 31, 2015. 

Compared to December 31, 2014, non-performing loans decreased $3.0 million to $5.1 million at June 30, 2015, and foreclosed assets decreased $1.7 million to $33.9 million at June 30, 2015.  Compared to March 31, 2015, non-performing loans decreased $1.0 million to $5.1 million at June 30, 2015, and foreclosed assets decreased $2.4 million to $33.9 million at June 30, 2015. Non-performing commercial real estate loans comprised $2.7 million, or 52.3%, of the total of $5.1 million of non-performing loans at June 30, 2015, a decrease of $464,000 from March 31, 2015.  Non-performing one-to four-family residential loans comprised $1.2 million, or 22.8%, of the total non-performing loans at June 30, 2015, a decrease of $301,000 from March 31, 2015.  Non-performing consumer loans decreased $122,000 in the three months ended June 30, 2015, and were $992,000, or 19.4%, of total non-performing loans at June 30, 2015. 

Compared to December 31, 2014, potential problem loans decreased $3.6 million to $21.4 million at June 30, 2015.  Compared to March 31, 2015, potential problem loans decreased $2.1 million.  This decrease was due to $1.3 million in loans removed from potential problem loans, $638,000 in payments, $544,000 in charge-offs and $157,000 transferred to foreclosed assets, partially offset by the addition of $484,000 of loans to potential problem loans.

Activity in the non-performing loans category during the quarter ended June 30, 2015, was as follows:

Beginning  Balance,

April 1

Additions to Non-Performing

Removed from Non-Performing

Transfers

to Potential Problem Loans

Transfers to Foreclosed Assets

Charge-Offs

Payments

Ending Balance, June 30

(In thousands)

One- to four-family construction

$              —

$           —

$               —

$                 —

$                —

$              —

$                —

$              —

Subdivision construction

56

56

Land development

11

11

Commercial construction

One- to four-family residential

1,466

96

(88)

(83)

(85)

(38)

(103)

1,165

Other residential

Commercial real estate

3,134

(193)

(271)

2,670

Commercial business

305

(56)

(7)

(18)

(9)

215

Consumer

1,114

406

(89)

(59)

(34)

(61)

(285)

992

Total

$         6,075

$         513

$           (233)

$             (149)

$             (312)

$           (117)

$            (668)

$         5,109

At June 30, 2015, the non-performing commercial real estate category included seven loans, all of which were added during previous periods.  The largest relationship in this category totaled $1.7 million, or 62.6%, of the total category, and is collateralized by a theater property in Branson, Mo.  The non-performing one- to four-family residential category included 19 loans, two of which were added during the current quarter.  The non-performing consumer category included 88 loans, 40 of which were added during the quarter.    

Activity in the potential problem loans category during the quarter ended June 30, 2015, was as follows:

Beginning  Balance,

April 1

Additions to Potential Problem

Removed from Potential Problem

Transfers to Non-Performing

Transfers to Foreclosed Assets

Charge-Offs

Payments

Ending Balance, June 30

(In thousands)

One- to four-family construction

$            853

$              21

$               —

$               —

$               —

$               —

$          (407)

$            467

Subdivision construction

4,143

(251)

(117)

3,775

Land development

5,857

(330)

5,527

Commercial construction

One- to four-family residential

1,943

(157)

(14)

(17)

1,755

Other residential

1,956

1,956

Commercial real estate

7,519

285

(670)

(22)

7,112

Commercial business

1,070

7

(530)

(65)

482

Consumer

204

171

(10)

365

Total

$       23,545

$            484

$       (1,251)

$               —

$          (157)

$          (544)

$          (638)

$       21,439

At June 30, 2015, the commercial real estate category of potential problem loans included six loans, one of which was added during the current quarter.  The largest relationship in this category had a balance of $4.8 million, or 67.6% of the total category.  The relationship is collateralized by properties located near Branson, Mo.  The land development category of potential problem loans included two loans, both of which were added during previous periods.  The largest relationship in this category totaled $3.8 million, or 69.5% of the total category, and is collateralized by property in the Branson, Mo., area.  The subdivision construction category of potential problem loans included seven loans, all of which were added during previous periods.  The largest relationship in this category, which is made up of four loans, had a balance totaling $3.4 million, or 91.2% of the total category, and is collateralized by property in southwest Missouri.  The other residential category of potential problem loans included one loan which was added in a previous period, and is collateralized by properties located in the Branson, Mo., area.  The one- to four-family residential category of potential problem loans included 22 loans, all of which were added during previous periods.  The commercial business category of potential problem loans included six loans, one of which was added in the current quarter.  The $530,000 charge-off in this category was related to one borrower.  The one-to four-family construction category of potential problem loans included three loans, all of which were to the same borrower, and all of which were added during 2014.  These loans were collateralized by property in southwest Missouri and were all originated prior to 2008.  These loans are part of the same borrower relationship as the $3.4 million relationship in the subdivision construction category noted above. 

Activity in foreclosed assets, excluding $2.8 million in foreclosed assets covered by FDIC loss sharing agreements, $709,000 in foreclosed assets previously covered by FDIC loss sharing agreements, $539,000 in foreclosed assets related to Valley Bank and not covered by loss sharing agreements, $43,000 of other assets related to acquired loans, and $2.0 million in properties which were not acquired through foreclosure, during the quarter ended June 30, 2015, was as follows:

Beginning  Balance, April 1

Additions

ORE Sales

Capitalized Costs

ORE Write-Downs

Ending Balance, June 30

(In thousands)

One-to four-family construction

$            120

$             —

$         (120)

$             —

$                —

$               —

Subdivision construction

9,779

(201)

(92)

9,486

Land development

16,862

(760)

16,102

Commercial construction

One- to four-family residential

2,405

242

(639)

(22)

1,986

Other residential

2,633

(488)

5

2,150

Commercial real estate

3,664

193

(306)

3,551

Commercial business

48

48

Consumer

832

942

(1,221)

553

Total

$      36,343

$       1,377

$      (3,735)

$                5

$             (114)

$      33,876

At June 30, 2015, the land development category of foreclosed assets included 33 properties, the largest of which was located in northwest Arkansas and had a balance of $2.3 million, or 14.2% of the total category.  Of the total dollar amount in the land development category of foreclosed assets, 39.1% and 35.8% was located in northwest Arkansas and in the Branson, Mo., area, respectively, including the largest property previously mentioned.  The subdivision construction category of foreclosed assets included 30 properties, the largest of which was located in the St. Louis, Mo. metropolitan area and had a balance of $1.5 million, or 15.9% of the total category.  Of the total dollar amount in the subdivision construction category of foreclosed assets, 18.5% and 13.0% is located in Branson, Mo. and Springfield, Mo., respectively.  The commercial real estate category of foreclosed assets included seven properties, the largest of which was located in southeast Missouri and was added during the quarter ended March 31, 2015.  That property totaled $2.0 million, or 57.2% of the total category.  The other residential category of foreclosed assets included 11 properties, 10 of which were part of the same condominium community, located in Branson, Mo. and had a balance of $1.8 million, or 83.7% of the total category.  The one-to four-family residential category of foreclosed assets included 14 properties, of which the largest relationship, with four properties in the Branson, Missouri area, had a balance of $651,000, or 32.8% of the total category.  Of the total dollar amount in the one-to- four-family category of foreclosed assets, 55.7% is located in Branson, Mo. 

BUSINESS INITIATIVES

The Company's first banking center in Columbia, Mo., opened on April 20, 2015. The full-service banking center is located at 3200 S. Providence Road. Columbia, the home of the University of Missouri, is a growing market and is a regional medical hub and home to several large corporations.

Renovation of the 20,000-square-foot office building in Overland Park, Kan., is well underway. This building will be the Company's Kansas City commercial and retail loan headquarters and will include a new retail banking center.  The commercial lending group recently began operating from the new building and the retail banking center is expected to open by the end of September 2015. Additional space in the building is leased to tenants unrelated to the Company. 

The Company is in the beginning stages of testing personal teller machines (PTMs). PTMs offer customers the benefit of utilizing either self-service solutions or personal interactions to fulfill their banking needs. It combines video collaboration and remote transaction processing technology embedded within the ATM to give customers the choice of self-service or connecting with a remote teller in a highly personalized, two-way audio/video interaction.  In-branch and off-premise PTMs are being considered.

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Forward-Looking Statements

When used in documents filed or furnished by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in the Company's press releases or other public or stockholder communications, and in oral statements made with the approval of an authorized executive officer, the words or phrases "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimate," "project," "intends" or similar expressions are intended to identify "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, (i) non-interest expense reductions from Great Southern's banking center consolidations might be less than anticipated and the costs of the consolidation and impairment of the value of the affected premises might be greater than expected; (ii) expected cost savings, synergies and other benefits from the Company's merger and acquisition activities might not be realized within the anticipated time frames or at all, and costs or difficulties relating to integration matters, including but not limited to customer and employee retention, might be greater than expected; (iii) changes in economic conditions, either nationally or in the Company's market areas; (iv) fluctuations in interest rates; (v) the risks of lending and investing activities, including changes in the level and direction of loan delinquencies and write-offs and changes in estimates of the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses; (vi) the possibility of other-than-temporary impairments of securities held in the Company's securities portfolio; (vii) the Company's ability to access cost-effective funding; (viii) fluctuations in real estate values and both residential and commercial real estate market conditions; (ix) demand for loans and deposits in the Company's market areas; (x) legislative or regulatory changes that adversely affect the Company's business, including, without limitation, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and its implementing regulations, and the overdraft protection regulations and customers' responses thereto; (xi) monetary and fiscal policies of the Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Government and other governmental initiatives affecting the financial services industry; (xii) results of examinations of the Company and Great Southern by their regulators, including the possibility that the regulators may, among other things, require the Company to increase its allowance for loan losses or to write-down assets; (xiii) the uncertainties arising from the Company's participation in the Small Business Lending Fund program, including uncertainties concerning the potential future redemption by us of the U.S. Treasury's preferred stock investment under the program, including the timing of, regulatory approvals for, and conditions placed upon, any such redemption; (xiv) costs and effects of litigation, including settlements and judgments; and (xv) competition. The Company wishes to advise readers that the factors listed above and other risks described from time to time in documents filed or furnished by the Company with the SEC could affect the Company's financial performance and could cause the Company's actual results for future periods to differ materially from any opinions or statements expressed with respect to future periods in any current statements.

The Company does not undertake-and specifically declines any obligation- to publicly release the result of any revisions which may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.

The following tables set forth certain selected consolidated financial information of the Company at and for the periods indicated.  Financial data for all periods is unaudited.  In the opinion of management, all adjustments, which consist only of normal recurring accruals, necessary for a fair presentation of the results for and at such unaudited periods have been included.  The results of operations and other data for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, and 2014, and the three months ended March 31, 2015, are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations which may be expected for any future period. 

June 30,

December 31,

2015

2014

Selected Financial Condition Data:

(In thousands)

Total assets

$         4,111,170

$        3,951,334

Loans receivable, gross

3,245,085

3,080,559

Allowance for loan losses

39,699

38,435

Other real estate owned, net

39,997

45,838

Available-for-sale securities, at fair value

326,389

365,506

Deposits

3,196,318

2,990,840

Total borrowings

441,931

514,014

Total stockholders' equity

437,580

419,745

Common stockholders' equity

379,637

361,802

Non-performing assets (excluding FDIC-assisted transaction assets)

38,985

43,688

 

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

Three Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

March 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

2015

Selected Operating Data:

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Interest income

$         45,734

$         44,384

$         93,640

$         86,679

$         47,906

Interest expense

3,725

4,413

7,506

8,741

3,781

Net interest income

42,009

39,971

86,134

77,938

44,125

Provision for loan losses

1,300

1,462

2,600

3,154

1,300

Non-interest income

3,457

10,631

3,399

11,555

(56)

Non-interest expense

27,949

34,399

55,189

60,293

27,242

Provision for income taxes

4,214

3,687

8,088

6,174

3,874

Net income

$         12,003

$         11,054

$         23,656

$         19,872

$         11,653

Net income available to common shareholders

$         11,858

$         10,909

$         23,366

$         19,582

$         11,508

 

At or For the Three Months Ended

At or For the Six

Months Ended

At or For the Three Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

March 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

2015

Per Common Share:

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Net income (fully diluted)

$           0.85

$           0.79

$           1.67

$           1.42

$           0.83

Book value

$         27.51

$         24.96

$         27.51

$         24.96

$         26.93

Earnings Performance Ratios:

Annualized return on average assets

1.18%

1.17%

1.16%

1.07%

1.14%

Annualized return on average common stockholders' equity

12.67%

13.02%

12.65%

11.86%

12.63%

Net interest margin

4.53%

4.69%

4.67%

4.68%

4.82%

Average interest rate spread

4.44%

4.58%

4.59%

4.57%

4.73%

Efficiency ratio

61.47%

67.98%

61.64%

67.37%

61.82%

Non-interest expense to average total assets

2.75%

3.64%

2.71%

3.24%

2.67%

Asset Quality Ratios:

Allowance for loan losses to period-end loans (excluding covered loans)

1.29%

1.54%

1.29%

1.54%

1.31%

Non-performing assets to period-end assets

0.95%

1.32%

0.95%

1.32%

1.04%

Non-performing loans to period-end loans

0.16%

0.48%

0.16%

0.48%

0.19%

Annualized net charge-offs to average loans

0.09%

0.29%

0.09%

0.47%

0.09%

 

 

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition

(In thousands, except number of shares)

June 30,

2015

December 31, 2014

March 31,

 2015

Assets

Cash

$          111,729

$            109,052

$          108,092

Interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions

157,499

109,595

169,977

Cash and cash equivalents

269,228

218,647

278,069

Available-for-sale securities

326,389

365,506

344,084

Held-to-maturity securities

353

450

450

Mortgage loans held for sale

16,567

14,579

14,521

Loans receivable (1), net of allowance for loan losses of $39,699  – June 2015; $38,435 -  December 2014; $39,071 – March 2015

3,202,377

3,038,848

3,120,897

FDIC indemnification asset

32,177

44,334

37,799

Interest receivable

11,306

11,219

11,357

Prepaid expenses and other assets

59,127

60,452

69,682

Other real estate owned (2), net

39,997

45,838

46,165

Premises and equipment, net

127,627

124,841

124,296

Goodwill and other intangible assets

6,633

7,508

7,070

Federal Home Loan Bank stock

12,605

16,893

8,566

Current and deferred income taxes

6,784

2,219

3,971

Total Assets

$       4,111,170

$        3,951,334

$       4,066,927

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Liabilities

Deposits

$       3,196,318

$        2,990,840

$       3,259,438

Federal Home Loan Bank advances

193,594

271,641

92,618

Securities sold under reverse repurchase agreements with customers

216,100

168,993

218,191

Short-term borrowings

1,308

42,451

1,313

Subordinated debentures issued to capital trust

30,929

30,929

30,929

Accrued interest payable

1,076

1,067

982

Advances from borrowers for taxes and insurance

7,265

4,929

6,159

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

27,000

20,739

28,434

Total Liabilities

3,673,590

3,531,589

3,638,064

Stockholders' Equity

Capital stock

    Serial preferred stock - SBLF, $.01 par value; authorized 1,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding June 2015, December 2014 and March 2015 – 57,943 shares

57,943

57,943

57,943

    Common stock, $.01 par value; authorized 20,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding June 2015 – 13,801,109 shares; December 2014 – 13,754,806 shares; March 2015 – 13,773,576

138

138

138

Additional paid-in capital

23,167

22,345

22,657

Retained earnings

350,467

332,283

341,283

Accumulated other comprehensive gain

5,865

7,036

6,842

Total Stockholders' Equity

437,580

419,745

428,863

Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

$       4,111,170

$        3,951,334

$       4,066,927

(1)

At June 30, 2015, December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015, includes loans, net of discounts, totaling $266.4 million, $286.6 million, and $275.0 million, respectively, which are subject to FDIC support through loss sharing agreements.  As of June 30, 2015, December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015, also includes $19.5 million, $26.9 million and $24.8 million, respectively, of non- single-family loans, net of discounts, acquired in the Team Bank transaction, which are no longer covered by the FDIC loss sharing agreement for that transaction.  As of June 30, 2015, December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015, also includes $19.0 million, $23.1 million and $21.9 million, respectively, of non- single-family loans, net of discounts, acquired in the Vantus Bank transaction, which are no longer covered by the FDIC loss sharing agreement for that transaction.  In addition, as of June 30, 2015, December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015, includes $110.9 million, $122.0 million and $116.4 million, respectively, of loans, net of discounts, acquired in the Valley Bank transaction on June 20, 2014, which are not covered by an FDIC loss sharing agreement. 

(2)

At June 30, 2015, December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015, includes foreclosed assets, net of discounts, totaling $2.8 million, $5.6 million and $5.1 million, respectively, which are subject to FDIC support through loss sharing agreements. At June 30, 2015, December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015, includes $709,000, $879,000 and $879,000, respectively, net of discounts, of non- single-family foreclosed assets related to the Vantus Bank transaction, which are no longer covered by the FDIC loss sharing agreement for that transaction.  At June 30, 2015, December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015, includes $539,000, $778,000 and $868,000, respectively, net of discounts, of foreclosed assets related to the Valley Bank transaction, which are not covered by FDIC loss sharing agreements.  In addition, at June 30, 2015, December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015, includes $2.0 million, $2.9 million and $3.0 million, respectively, of properties which were not acquired through foreclosure, but are held for sale.

 

 

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

Three Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

March 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

2015

Interest Income

Loans

$           43,947

$           41,412

$         89,896

$         80,721

$           45,949

Investment securities and other

1,787

2,972

3,744

5,958

1,957

45,734

44,384

93,640

86,679

47,906

Interest Expense

Deposits

3,133

2,752

6,294

5,413

3,162

Federal Home Loan Bank advances

416

1,010

863

1,984

447

Short-term borrowings and repurchase agreements

16

512

37

1,069

21

Subordinated debentures issued to capital trust

160

139

312

275

151

3,725

4,413

7,506

8,741

3,781

Net Interest Income

42,009

39,971

86,134

77,938

44,125

Provision for Loan Losses

1,300

1,462

2,600

3,154

1,300

Net Interest Income After Provision for Loan Losses

40,709

38,509

83,534

74,784

42,825

Noninterest Income

Commissions

299

344

580

626

281

Service charges and ATM fees

5,026

4,728

9,670

8,896

4,644

Net gains on loan sales

1,059

608

1,999

1,157

940

Net realized gains on sales of available-for-sale securities

569

642

Late charges and fees on loans

762

265

1,110

579

349

Net change in interest rate swap fair value             

113

(130)

20

(233)

(92)

Initial gain recognized on business acquisition

10,805

10,805

Accretion (amortization) of income related to business acquisitions

(5,158)

(7,210)

(12,054)

(13,598)

(6,895)

Other income

1,356

652

2,074

2,681

717

3,457

10,631

3,399

11,555

(56)

Noninterest Expense

Salaries and employee benefits

14,606

13,470

29,183

26,487

14,577

Net occupancy expense

6,115

5,210

12,169

10,614

6,054

Postage

912

844

1,801

1,637

888

Insurance

856

953

1,835

1,879

979

Advertising

750

438

1,182

1,169

432

Office supplies and printing

378

367

715

657

338

Telephone

767

681

1,532

1,417

765

Legal, audit and other professional fees

664

908

1,287

1,841

624

Expense on foreclosed assets

318

1,342

703

2,192

385

Partnership tax credit

420

427

840

880

420

Other operating expenses

2,163

9,759

3,942

11,520

1,780

27,949

34,399

55,189

60,293

27,242

Income Before Income Taxes

16,217

14,741

31,744

26,046

15,527

Provision for Income Taxes

4,214

3,687

8,088

6,174

3,874

Net Income

12,003

11,054

23,656

19,872

11,653

Preferred Stock Dividends

145

145

290

290

145

Net Income Available to Common Shareholders

$           11,858

$           10,909

$         23,366

$         19,582

$          11,508

 

 

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

Three Months Ended

June 30,

June 30,

March 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

2015

Earnings Per Common Share

Basic

$               0.86

$               0.80

$               1.69

$               1.43

$             0.84

Diluted

$               0.85

$               0.79

$               1.67

$               1.42

$             0.83

Dividends Declared Per Common Share

$               0.22

$               0.20

$               0.42

$               0.40

$             0.20

Average Balances, Interest Rates and Yields

The following table presents, for the periods indicated, the total dollar amounts of interest income from average interest-earning assets and the resulting yields, as well as the interest expense on average interest-bearing liabilities, expressed both in dollars and rates, and the net interest margin.  Average balances of loans receivable include the average balances of non-accrual loans for each period.  Interest income on loans includes interest received on non-accrual loans on a cash basis.  Interest income on loans includes the amortization of net loan fees, which were deferred in accordance with accounting standards.  Fees included in interest income were $1.1 million and $590,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2015, and 2014, respectively.  Fees included in interest income were $2.1 million and $1.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015, and 2014, respectively.  Tax-exempt income was not calculated on a tax equivalent basis. The table does not reflect any effect of income taxes.

June 30, 2015(1)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2015

Three Months Ended June 30, 2014

Average

Yield/

Average

Yield/

Yield/Rate

Balance

Interest

Rate

Balance

Interest

Rate

(Dollars in thousands)

Interest-earning assets:

Loans receivable:

  One- to four-family residential

4.46%

$  463,299

$ 8,898

7.70%

$  456,554

$10,236

8.99%

  Other residential

4.45

424,328

5,238

4.95

356,701

5,233

5.88

  Commercial real estate

4.32

1,061,020

12,701

4.80

898,858

11,842

5.28

  Construction

3.76

327,457

3,663

4.49

231,718

2,627

4.55

  Commercial business

4.54

331,352

4,418

5.35

283,555

3,882

5.49

  Other loans

5.09

551,563

8,434

6.13

365,441

6,947

7.63

  Industrial revenue bonds

5.22

42,540

595

5.61

46,762

645

5.53

     Total loans receivable

4.59

3,201,559

43,947

5.51

2,639,589

41,412

6.29

Investment securities

2.71

346,868

1,713

1.98

542,415

2,867

2.12

Other interest-earning assets

0.17

170,798

74

0.17

237,091

105

0.18

     Total interest-earning assets

4.23

3,719,225

45,734

4.93

3,419,095

44,384

5.21

Non-interest-earning assets:

  Cash and cash equivalents

106,642

88,038

  Other non-earning assets

244,899

275,525

     Total assets

$4,070,766

$3,782,658

Interest-bearing liabilities:

  Interest-bearing demand and

savings

0.21

$1,427,920

501

0.14

$1,468,150

806

0.22

  Time deposits

0.83

1,252,921

2,632

0.84

990,641

1,946

0.79

  Total deposits

0.51

2,680,841

3,133

0.47

2,458,791

2,752

0.45

  Short-term borrowings and repurchase agreements

0.02

215,290

16

0.03

199,633

512

1.03

  Subordinated debentures issued to capital trust

1.84

30,929

160

2.08

30,929

139

1.80

  FHLB advances

0.92

142,510

416

1.17

135,054

1,010

3.00

     Total interest-bearing liabilities

0.51

3,069,570

3,725

0.49

2,824,407

4,413

0.63

Non-interest-bearing liabilities:

  Demand deposits

538,016

541,222

  Other liabilities

26,174

19,615

     Total liabilities

3,633,760

3,385,244

Stockholders' equity

437,006

397,414

     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$4,070,766

$3,782,658

Net interest income:

Interest rate spread

3.72%

$42,009

4.44%

$39,971

4.58%

Net interest margin*

4.53%

4.69%

Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities

121.2%

121.1%

 

*Defined as the Company's net interest income divided by average total interest-earning assets.

(1)

The yield on loans at June 30, 2015, does not include the impact of the adjustments to the accretable yield (income) on loans acquired in the FDIC-assisted transactions.  See "Net Interest Income" for a discussion of the effect on results of operations for the three months ended June 30, 2015.

 

 

June 30, 2015(1)

Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

Average

Yield/

Average

Yield/

Yield/Rate

Balance

Interest

Rate

Balance

Interest

Rate

(Dollars in thousands)

Interest-earning assets:

Loans receivable:

  One- to four-family residential

4.46%

$  463,003

$18,808

8.19%

$  448,136

$19,357

8.71%

  Other residential

4.45

425,140

10,867

5.15

356,293

10,550

5.97

  Commercial real estate

4.32

1,048,226

25,378

4.88

884,700

23,722

5.41

  Construction

3.76

323,320

7,399

4.61

221,454

5,232

4.76

  Commercial business

4.54

327,772

9,653

5.94

277,331

7,466

5.43

  Other loans

5.09

539,471

16,590

6.20

347,539

13,111

7.61

  Industrial revenue bonds

5.22

43,305

1,201

5.59

46,333

1,283

5.58

     Total loans receivable

4.59

3,170,237

89,896

5.72

2,581,786

80,721

6.30

Investment securities

2.71

358,525

3,595

2.02

550,525

5,775

2.12

Other interest-earning assets

0.17

188,820

149

0.16

228,448

183

0.16

     Total interest-earning assets

4.23

3,717,582

93,640

5.08

3,360,759

86,679

5.20

Non-interest-earning assets:

  Cash and cash equivalents

105,311

90,172

  Other non-earning assets

249,567

272,729

     Total assets

$4,072,460

$3,723,660

Interest-bearing liabilities:

  Interest-bearing demand and

savings

0.21

$1,429,979

1,222

0.17

$1,423,822

1,576

0.22

  Time deposits

0.83

1,221,338

5,072

0.84

983,977

3,837

0.79

  Total deposits

0.51

2,651,317

6,294

0.48

2,407,799

5,413

0.45

  Short-term borrowings and repurchase agreements

0.02

219,973

37

0.03

204,416

1,069

1.06

  Subordinated debentures issued to capital trust

1.84

30,929

312

2.03

30,929

275

1.79

  FHLB advances

0.92

174,967

863

0.99

130,779

1,984

3.06

     Total interest-bearing liabilities

0.51

3,077,186

7,506

0.49

2,773,923

8,741

0.63

Non-interest-bearing liabilities:

  Demand deposits

537,834

535,786

  Other liabilities

25,412

20,846

     Total liabilities

3,640,432

3,330,555

Stockholders' equity

432,028

393,105

     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$4,072,460

$3,723,660

Net interest income:

Interest rate spread

3.72%

$86,134

4.59%

$77,938

4.57%

Net interest margin*

4.67%

4.68%

Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities

120.8%

121.2%

 

*Defined as the Company's net interest income divided by average total interest-earning assets.

(1)

The yield on loans at June 30, 2015, does not include the impact of the adjustments to the accretable yield (income) on loans acquired in the FDIC-assisted transactions.  See "Net Interest Income" for a discussion of the effect on results of operations for the six months ended June 30, 2015.

 

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SOURCE Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.



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