Investors Bancorp, Inc. Announces Quarterly and Six Month Financial Results

Jan 28, 2010, 17:00 ET from Investors Bancorp, Inc.

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Investors Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISBC) ("Company"), the holding company for Investors Savings Bank ("Bank"), reported net income of $12.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2009 compared to a net loss of $83.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2008. The net income for the six months ended December 31, 2009 was $22.6 million compared to a net loss of $77.5 million for the six months ended December 31, 2008. The net loss in prior periods included the recognition of non-cash other-than-temporary impairment ("OTTI") charges related to our portfolio of pooled bank trust preferred collateralized debt obligations ("CDOs") of $152.8 million pre-tax for the three month period and $156.7 million pre-tax for the six month period. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.11 for the three months ended December 31, 2009 compared to basic loss per share of $0.80 for the three months ended December 31, 2008. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.21 for the six months ended December 31, 2009 compared to loss per share of $0.75 for the six months ended December 31, 2008.

"Despite the difficult operating environment for most banks, Investors continues its strong growth and profitability," said Kevin Cummings, the Company's Chief Executive Officer. "The integration of the American Bank and Banco Popular franchises in Northern Essex and Passaic Counties has gone extremely well and we are proud to be securely positioned as the third largest bank headquartered in New Jersey with 65 branch offices in the state." Mr. Cummings continued, "Core deposits, a key measure of our success have grown close to 16% over the past six months while our net interest margin has climbed to 2.81% as a result of our shift in business model and the current rate environment. This success has taken a lot of hard work and I am proud of the efforts made by our staff in getting us here."  

"With regard to the economic environment," Mr. Cummings said, "while the market remains tough, we are well positioned to navigate through these times. Our non-performing loans are below most of our peers and our capital levels remain a healthy 9.83%  While we can hope for an improved 2010, given the level of unemployment in our area, we may not see improvement until later in the year. Despite this, Investors will use its strong capital position to take advantage of opportunities in the market while conservatively managing our business."

As previously announced, the Company has changed its fiscal year end from June 30 to December 31, as such, the results currently being released represent the results of the Company's transition period ended December 31, 2009, for which a 10-KT will be filed.

The following represents other performance highlights and significant events that occurred during the three and six month period ended December 31, 2009:

  • Net interest margin increased 36 basis points to 2.81% compared to prior year quarter and an increase of 19 basis points compared to linked quarter.
  • The completion of the Banco Popular branch acquisition on October 16, 2009 .
  • Deposits increased $334.9 million, or 6.1%, to $5.84 billion at December 31, 2009 from $5.51 billion at June 30, 2009.
  • Core deposits increased $347.8 million, or 15.8%, to $2.55 billion at December 31, 2009 from $2.20 billion at June 30, 2009.
  • Net loans increased $472.3 million, or 7.7%, to $6.62 billion at December 31, 2009 from $6.14 billion at June 30, 2009.
  • During the six months ended December 31, 2009 the Company charged-off $15.0 million in loans, all of which were fully reserved for in prior periods.
  • Non performing loans as a percentage of total loans decreased to 1.81% at December 31, 2009, from 1.82% at September 30, 2009 and 1.97% at June 30, 2009.
  • The allowance for loan losses increased to $55.1 million or 0.83% of total loans at December 31, 2009 from $46.6 million or 0.76% at June 30, 2009, and $26.5 million or 0.47% at December 31, 2008.  
  • The Company maintains a strong tangible capital ratio of 9.83%, and is considered well capitalized under regulatory guidelines.

Comparison of Operating Results

Interest and Dividend Income

Total interest and dividend income increased by $5.1 million, or 5.4%, to $99.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from $94.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2008. This increase is attributed to the average balance of interest-earning assets increasing $995 million, or 14.2%, to $8.01 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from $7.02 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2008.  This was partially offset by a 41 basis point decrease in the weighted average yield on interest-earning assets to 4.98% for the three months ended December 31, 2009 compared to 5.39% for the three months ended December 31, 2008.  

Interest income on loans increased by $9.2 million, or 11.7%, to $87.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from $78.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2008, reflecting a $949 million, or 17.1%, increase in the average balance of net loans to $6.49 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from $5.54 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2008.  The average yield on loans decreased 26 basis points to 5.39% for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from 5.65% for the three months ended December 31, 2008.  This is attributed to higher loan refinancing activity as customers took advantage of lower rates primarily on residential mortgage loans and to a lesser extent, the repricing of adjustable rate loans.

Interest income on all other interest-earning assets, excluding loans, decreased by $4.0 million, or 24.8%, to $12.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from $16.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2008. This decrease reflected a 119 basis point decrease in the average yield on all other interest-earning assets, excluding loans, to 3.20% for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from 4.39% for the three months ended December 31, 2008. The decrease in yield is primarily attributed to the repricing of our adjustable rate securities and an increase in the average balance of interest bearing deposits which had a yield of 0.21%.

Total interest and dividend income increased by $16.3 million, or 9.0%, to $198.3 million for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from $181.9 million for the six months ended December 31, 2008. This increase is due to the average balance of interest-earning assets increasing $1.2 billion, or 17.6%, to $7.93 billion for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from $6.74 billion for the six months ended December 31, 2008. This was partially offset by a 40 basis point decrease in the weighted average yield on interest-earning assets to 5.00% for the six months ended December 31, 2009 compared to 5.40% for the six months ended December 31, 2008.  

Interest income on loans increased by $23.8 million, or 16.0%, to $172.6 million for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from $148.8 million for the six months ended December 31, 2008, reflecting a $1.1 billion, or 21.5%, increase in the average balance of net loans to $6.37 billion for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from $5.24 billion for the six months ended December 31, 2008.  This was partially offset by the average yield on loans decreasing 26 basis points to 5.42% for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from 5.68% for the six months ended December 31, 2008. This is attributed to higher loan refinancing activity as customers took advantage of lower rates primarily on residential mortgage loans and to a lesser extent, the repricing of adjustable rate loans.

Interest income on all other interest-earning assets, excluding loans, decreased by $7.5 million, or 22.5%, to $25.7 million for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from $33.2 million for the six months ended December 31, 2008. This decrease reflected a 113 basis point decrease in the average yield on all other interest-earning assets, excluding loans, to 3.30% for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from 4.43% for the six months ended December 31, 2008. The decrease in yield is primarily attributed to the repricing of our adjustable rate securities and an increase in the average balance of interest bearing deposits which had a yield of 0.23%.

Interest Expense

Total interest expense decreased by $8.3 million, or 16.1%, to $43.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from $51.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2008.  This decrease was due to the weighted average cost of total interest-bearing liabilities decreasing 91 basis points to 2.38% for the three months ended December 31, 2009 compared to 3.29% for the three months ended December 31, 2008.  This was partially offset by the average balance of total interest-bearing liabilities increasing by $1.0 billion, or 16.2%, to $7.28 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from $6.27 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2008.  

Interest expense on interest-bearing deposits decreased $5.1 million, or 16.1% to $26.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from $31.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2008.  This decrease was due to a 124 basis point decrease in the average cost of interest-bearing deposits to 1.88% for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from 3.12% for the three months ended December 31, 2008 as deposit rates declined. This was partially offset by the average balance of interest-bearing deposits increasing $1.6 billion, or 39.1% to $5.69 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from $4.09 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2008.  

Interest expense on borrowed funds decreased by $3.2 million, or 16.1%, to $16.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from $19.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2008. This decrease is due to the average balance of borrowed funds decreasing by $584 million or 26.9%, to $1.59 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from $2.17 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2008. This was partially offset by the average cost of borrowed funds increasing 53 basis points to 4.15% for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from 3.62% for the three months ended December 31, 2008.  

Total interest expense decreased by $9.8 million, or 9.8%, to $90.5 million for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from $100.3 million for the six months ended December 31, 2008.  This decrease was due to the weighted average cost of total interest-bearing liabilities decreasing 84 basis points to 2.51% for the six months ended December 31, 2009 compared to 3.35% for the six months ended December 31, 2008. This was partially offset by the average balance of total interest-bearing liabilities increasing by $1.2 billion, or 20.4%, to $7.2 billion for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from $5.99 billion for the six months ended December 31, 2008.

Interest expense on interest-bearing deposits decreased $6.4 million, or 10.1% to $56.6 million for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from $62.9 million for the six months ended December 31, 2008.  This decrease was due to a 112 basis point decrease in the average cost of interest-bearing deposits to 2.03% for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from 3.15% for the six months ended December 31, 2008. This was partially offset by the average balance of interest-bearing deposits increasing $1.6 billion, or 39.2% to $5.57 billion for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from $4.00 billion for the six months ended December 31, 2008.  

Interest expense on borrowed funds decreased by $3.5 million, or 9.3%, to $33.9 million for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from $37.4 million for the six months ended December 31, 2008. This decrease is attributed to the average balance of borrowed funds decreasing by $348 million or 17.5%, to $1.64 billion for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from $1.99 billion for the six months ended December 31, 2008. This was partially offset by the average cost of borrowed funds increasing 38 basis points to 4.13% for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from 3.75% for the six months ended December 31, 2008.  

Net Interest Income

Net interest income increased by $13.4 million, or 31.3%, to $56.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from $42.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2008.  The increase was caused primarily by a 91 basis point decrease in our cost of interest-bearing liabilities to 2.38% for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from 3.29% for the three months ended December 31, 2008.  This was partially offset by a 41 basis point decrease in our yield on interest-earning assets to 4.98% for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from 5.39% for the three months ended December 31, 2008. Our net interest margin improved by 36 basis points from 2.45% for the three months ended December 31, 2008 to 2.81% for the three months ended December 31, 2009.

Net interest income increased by $26.2 million, or 32.0%, to $107.8 million for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from $81.6 million for the six months ended December 31, 2008.  The increase was caused primarily by a 84 basis point decrease in our cost of interest-bearing liabilities to 2.51% for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from 3.35% for the six months ended December 31, 2008. This was partially offset by a 40 basis point decrease in our yield on interest-earning assets to 5.00% for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from 5.40% for the six months ended December 31, 2008.  Our net interest margin improved by 30 basis points from 2.42% for the six months ended December 31, 2008 to 2.72% for the six months ended December 31, 2009. Our net interest margin for the three months and six months ended December 31, 2009 has been positively impacted by a steeper yield curve which allowed us to reduce deposit rates while keeping mortgage rates relatively stable.

Provision for Loan Losses

Our provision for loan losses was $11.1 million for the three month period ended December 31, 2009 compared to $8.0 million for the three month period ended December 31, 2008. For the three months ended December 31, 2009, net charge-offs totaled $9.5 million compared to net charge-offs of fourteen thousand dollars for the three months ended December 31, 2008. For the six month period ended December 31, 2009 our provision for loan losses was $23.4 million compared to $13.0 million for the six month period ended December 31, 2008. Net charge-offs totaled $15.0 million for the six months ended December 31, 2009, compared to net charge-offs of seventeen thousand for the six months ended December 31, 2008. The charges offs during the six months ended December 31, 2009 included 12 construction loans for a total of $13.4 million.  All charge-offs were fully reserved for in prior periods. The increase in our provision is due to continued growth in the loan portfolio; the increased inherent credit risk in our overall portfolio, particularly the credit risk associated with commercial real estate lending; an increase in loan delinquency and non-performing loans; and the adverse economic conditions in our lending area.

The comparative table below details non-performing loans and allowance for loan loss coverage ratios over the last four quarters.

    
    
    
    
                       December 31, September 30,   June 30,    March 31,
                           2009        2009          2009         2009
                       ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
                       # of         # of         # of         # of
                       loans Amount loans Amount loans Amount loans Amount
                       ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
                                                              (Dollars in
                              (Dollars in millions)             millions)
    
    Residential and
     consumer           185   $51.2  164   $41.0  112   $30.0   66  $17.5
    Multi-family          4     0.6    4     0.6    4    20.1    4   19.8
    Commercial           10     3.4    9     3.4    8     2.8    2    1.9
    Construction         22    65.0   22    70.5   19    68.8    9   40.9
                        ---    ----  ---    ----  ---    ----  ---   ----
    Total Non-
     Performing
     Loans              221  $120.2  199  $115.5  143  $121.7   81  $80.1
                        ===  ======  ===  ======  ===  ======  ===  =====
    
      Non-performing
       loans to total
       loans                   1.81%        1.82%        1.97%       1.44%
      Allowance for
       loan loss as a
       percent of non-
       performing loans       45.80%       46.35%       38.30%      43.10%
      Allowance for
       loan losses as a
       percent of total
       loans                   0.83%        0.84%        0.76%       0.62%
    
    

The allowance for loan losses increased by $8.4 million to $55.1 million at December 31, 2009 from $46.6 million at June 30, 2009.  Total non-performing loans, defined as non-accruing loans, were $120.2 million at December 31, 2009 compared to $121.7 million at June 30, 2009. Future increases in the allowance for loan losses may be necessary based on growth of the loan portfolio, change in composition of the loan portfolio, and the impact the deterioration of the real estate and economic environments in our lending area.  

Non-Interest  Income

Total non-interest income was $3.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2009 compared to a loss of $152.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2008.  The quarter ended December 31, 2008 included a $152.8 million pre-tax non-cash OTTI charge recognized on our pooled bank trust preferred CDOs.  The quarter ended December 31, 2009 had a $1.6 million increase in the gain on sale of residential mortgage loans as we continue to sell lower yielding refinanced residential mortgages in the secondary market. In addition, fees and service charges also increased $900,000 to $1.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2009.

Total non-interest income was $9.0 million for the six months ended December 31, 2009 compared to a loss of $154.3 million for the six months ended December 31, 2008.  This difference was largely the result of a $158.0 million loss on securities transactions in the six months ended December 31, 2008 primarily attributed to a $156.7 million OTTI charge mentioned above. Gain on loan sales increased by $4.4 million to $4.5 million for the six months ended December 31, 2009 as management decided to sell lower yielding refinanced residential mortgage loans in the secondary market. In addition we recognized a $1.8 million gain from the sale of our largest non-performing loan. Fees and service charges also increased $1.5 million to $2.9 million for the six months ended December 31, 2009.

Non-Interest Expenses

Total non-interest expenses increased by $7.1 million, or 31.0%, to $29.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2009 from $22.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2008. Compensation and fringe benefits increased as a result of staff additions in our commercial real estate, retail banking areas and our mortgage company as well as the expense related to the accelerated vesting of our Chairman's stock awards upon his death in December 2009.  The FDIC insurance premiums increased as a result of an increase in our deposits and an increase in the FDIC premium rate.  Occupancy expense increased as a result of the costs associated with expanding our branch network.

Total non-interest expenses increased by $11.3 million, or 25.1%, to $56.5 million for the six months ended December 31, 2009 from $45.2 million for the six months ended December 31, 2008. Compensation and fringe benefits increased during the six months ended December 31, 2009 as a result of staff additions in our commercial real estate, retail banking areas and our mortgage company as well as the accelerated vesting of our Chairman's stock awards upon his death in December 2009.  FDIC insurance premiums increased as a result of an increase in our deposits and an increase in the FDIC premium rate.  Occupancy expense increased as a result of the costs associated with expanding our branch network.

Income Taxes

Income tax expense was $7.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2009, representing a 36.6% effective tax rate. For the three months ended December 31, 2008, there was an income tax benefit of $57.0 million. During the three months ended December 31, 2009, the Company reversed a previously established valuation allowance of $1.2 million related to the deferred tax asset on our contribution to the Investors Savings Bank Charitable Foundation in 2005, as management determined it was more likely than not that we would be able to realize the deduction. The tax benefit in 2008 was primarily the result of the OTTI charge taken on our pooled trust preferred securities.

Income tax expense was $14.3 million for the six months ended December 31, 2009 representing a 38.8% effective tax rate for the period. For the six months ended December 31, 2008 there was an income tax benefit of $53.3 million which was primarily the result of the OTTI charge taken on our pooled trust preferred securities.

Balance Sheet Summary

Total assets increased by $221.4 million, or 2.7%, to $8.36 billion at December 31, 2009 from $8.14 billion at June 30, 2009.  This increase was largely the result of the growth in our loan portfolio.

Net loans, including loans held for sale, increased by $437.6 million, or 7.1%, to $6.6 billion at December 31, 2009 from $6.2 billion at June 30, 2009.  This increase in loans reflects our continued focus on loan originations and purchases which was partially offset by paydowns and payoffs of loans. The loans we originate and purchase are on properties in New Jersey and states in close proximity to New Jersey. We do not originate or purchase and our loan portfolio does not include any sub-prime loans or option ARMs.  

We originate residential mortgage loans directly and through our mortgage subsidiary, ISB Mortgage Co. During the six month period ended December 31, 2009 we originated $359.1 million in residential mortgage loans. In addition, we purchase mortgage loans from correspondent entities including other banks and mortgage bankers. Our agreements with these correspondent entities require them to originate loans that adhere to our underwriting standards. During the six month period ended December 31, 2009, we purchased loans totaling $428.6 million from these entities. We also purchase pools of mortgage loans in the secondary market on a "bulk purchase" basis from several well-established financial institutions. During the six month period ended December 31, 2009, we purchased $23.7 million of residential mortgage loans that met our underwriting criteria on a "bulk purchase" basis.

Additionally, for the six month period ended December 31, 2009, we originated $148.4 million in multi-family loans, $301.6 million commercial real estate loans $56.3 million in construction loans, and $14.6 million in commercial and industrial loans. This activity is consistent with our strategy to diversify our loan portfolio by adding more multi-family and commercial real estate loans.

Securities, in the aggregate, decreased by $12.4 million, or 1.0%, to $1.19 billion at December 31, 2009, from $1.20 billion at June 30, 2009. During the six months, the Company purchased $180.0 million of agency issued mortgage backed securities as a way to utilize excess liquidity. This increase was offset as the cash flows by our securities portfolio.

The securities portfolio includes non-agency, private label mortgage backed securities with an amortized cost of $135.6 million and a fair value of $131.2 million. These securities were originated in the period 2002-2004 and are performing in accordance with contractual terms. The decrease in fair value for these securities is primarily attributed to changes in market interest rates, however, we recognized a $91,000 pre-tax non-cash OTTI charge relating to one security which was recently downgraded below investment grade. Management will continue to monitor these securities for possible OTTI.

The amount of stock we own in the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) decreased by $5.9 million from $72.1 million at June 30, 2009 to $66.2 million at December 31, 2009 as a result of a decrease in our level of borrowings at June 30, 2009. Bank owned life insurance increased by $1.2 million from $113.2 million at June 30, 2009 to $114.4 million at December 31, 2009. Intangible assets increased $5.3 million from $26.4. million at June 30, 2009 to $31.7 million at December 31, 2009 as a result of the Banco Popular acquisition.  

Deposits increased by $334.9 million, or 6.1%, to $5.84 billion at December 31, 2009 from $5.51 billion at June 30, 2009. Core deposits increased by $347.8 million offset by a decrease in certificate of deposits of $12.9 million. We successfully completed the acquisition of six Banco Popular branches and opened three new branch locations.  Our deposit gathering efforts continue to be successful in our markets.

Borrowed funds decreased $130.0 million, or 7.5%, to $1.60 billion at December 31, 2009 from $1.73 billion at June 30, 2009. Due to excess liquidity, we were able to repay a number of our borrowings upon maturity.

Stockholders' equity increased $29.5 million to $848.8 million at December 31, 2009 from $819.3 million at June 30, 2009. The increase is primarily attributed to the $22.2 million net income for the period.

About the Company

Investors Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Investors Savings Bank, which operates from its corporate headquarters in Short Hills, New Jersey, and sixty five branch offices located in Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Union and Warren Counties, New Jersey.  

Earnings Conference Call January 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. (ET)

The Company, as previously announced, indicated that it will host an earnings conference call Friday morning, January 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. (ET). The toll-free dial-in number is (800) 860-2442. A telephone replay will be available on January 29, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. (ET) through April 30, 2010, 9:00 a.m. (ET). The replay number is (877) 344-7529 password 437004. The conference call will also be simultaneously webcast on the Company's website www.isbnj.com and archived for one year.

Forward Looking Statements

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

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

    
    
    
    
                     INVESTORS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY                
                          Consolidated Balance Sheets                      
                December 31, 2009 (Unaudited) and June 30, 2009   
             
                                                    December 31,  June 30, 
    Assets                                              2009        2009
                                                        ----        ----
                                                         (In thousands)  
       
    Cash and cash equivalents                         $73,606     317,757  
    Securities available-for-sale, at estimated                            
     fair value                                       471,243     355,016  
    Securities held-to-maturity, net (estimated 
     fair value of $753,405 and $861,302 at 
     December 31, 2009 and June 30, 2009, 
     respectively)                                    717,441     846,043  
    Loans receivable, net                           6,615,459   6,143,169  
    Loans held-for-sale                                27,043      61,691  
    Stock in the Federal Home Loan Bank                66,202      72,053  
    Accrued interest receivable                        36,942      37,291  
    Office properties and equipment, net               49,384      44,142  
    Net deferred tax asset                            117,143     118,455  
    Bank owned life insurance                         114,542     113,191  
    Intangible assets                                  31,668      26,365  
    Other assets                                       37,143       1,259  
                                                       ------       -----  
          Total assets                             $8,357,816   8,136,432  
                                                   ==========   =========
    Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                                   
    Liabilities:                                                           
      Deposits                                     $5,840,643   5,505,747  
      Borrowed funds                                1,600,542   1,730,555  
      Advance payments by borrowers for taxes 
       and insurance                                   29,675      26,839  
      Other liabilities                                36,743      54,008  
                                                       ------      ------
          Total liabilities                         7,507,603   7,317,149  
                                                    ---------   ---------
    Stockholders' equity:                                                  
      Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 
       50,000,000 authorized shares; none issued            -           -    
      Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000,000 
       shares authorized; 118,020,280 issued;  
       114,448,888 and 114,692,020 outstanding       
       at December 31, 2009 and June 30, 2009,                            
       respectively                                       532         532  
      Additional paid-in capital                      530,133     524,463  
      Retained earnings                               422,211     399,672  
      Treasury stock, at cost; 3,571,392 and 
       3,328,260 shares at December 31, 2009 
       and June 30, 2009                              (44,810)    (42,447) 
      Unallocated common stock held by the 
       employee stock ownership plan                  (35,451)    (36,160) 
      Accumulated other comprehensive loss            (22,402)    (26,777) 
                                                      -------     -------
          Total stockholders' equity                  850,213     819,283  
                                                      -------     -------
          Total liabilities and stockholders'                              
           equity                                  $8,357,816   8,136,432  
                                                   ==========   =========
    
    
    
                         INVESTORS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY               
                          Consolidated Statements of Operations               
                                       (Unaudited)   
                                   
                              For the Three Months       For the Six Months   
                               Ended December 31,        Ended December 31,   
                               ------------------        ------------------   
                                2009         2008         2009         2008 
                                ----         ----         ----         ---- 
                              (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)   
    Interest and dividend                                                     
     income:                                                                  
      Loans receivable                                                        
       and loans held-for-                                                    
       sale                   $87,458       78,291      172,575      148,771 
      Securities:                                                             
        Government-sponsored                                                  
         enterprise obligations   206          491          453          991  
        Mortgage-backed                                                       
         securities            10,385       12,834       21,431       26,273  
        Equity securities                                                     
         available-for-sale        -             8           -            63  
        Municipal bonds and                                                   
         other debt               458        2,249        1,446        4,386  
      Interest-bearing deposits   138            7          346           39  
      Federal Home Loan                                                       
       Bank stock                 996          619        2,021        1,424  
                                  ----         ----       ------       ------ 
          Total interest and                                                  
           dividend income     99,641       94,499      198,272      181,947  
                               -------      -------     --------     -------- 
    Interest expense:                                                         
      Deposits                 26,803       31,928       56,577       62,937  
      Secured borrowings       16,492       19,663       33,894       37,362  
                               -------      -------      -------      ------- 
          Total interest                                                      
           expense             43,295       51,591       90,471      100,299  
                               -------      -------      -------     -------- 
          Net interest income  56,346       42,908      107,801       81,648  
    Provision for loan                                                        
     losses                    11,050        8,000       23,425       13,000  
                               -------       ------      -------      ------- 
          Net interest                                                        
           income after                                                       
           provision for 
           loan losses         45,296       34,908       84,376       68,648  
                               -------      -------      -------      ------- 
    Non-interest income (loss)                                                
      Fees and service                                                        
       charges                  1,500          609        2,938        1,452  
      Income on bank                                                          
       owned life insurance       709          971        1,301        1,984  
      Gain (loss) on                                                          
       sales of mortgage                                                      
       loans, net               1,467          (118)      4,454           66  
      (Loss) gain on                                                          
       securities                                                             
       transactions (a)           (92)    (153,605)        (112)    (157,971) 
      Other income                 64          117          426          211  
                                   ---         ----         ----         ---- 
          Total non-interest                                                  
           income (loss)        3,648      (152,026)      9,007      (154,258)
                                ------     --------       ------     -------- 
    Non-interest expense                                                      
      Compensation                                                            
       and fringe benefits     17,127       15,061       32,713       29,743  
      Advertising and                                                         
       promotional expense        930          955        1,860        1,760  
      Office occupancy and                                                    
       equipment expense        4,138        2,797        7,778        5,542  
      Federal insurance                                                       
       premiums                 2,475          676        4,815        1,357  
      Stationery, printing,                                                   
       supplies and telephone     722          496        1,369        1,035  
      Professional fees         1,210          641        1,861        1,190  
      Data processing                                                         
       service fees             1,382        1,078        2,729        2,235  
      Other operating                                                         
       expenses                 1,905        1,116        3,375        2,319  
                                ------       ------       ------       ------ 
          Total non-interest                                                  
           expenses            29,889       22,820       56,500       45,181  
                               -------      -------      -------      ------- 
          Income (loss)                                                       
           before income tax                                                  
           expense (benefit)   19,055      (139,938)     36,883      (130,791)
    Income tax (benefit)                                                      
     expense                    6,966       (56,979)     14,321       (53,323)
                                ------      -------      -------      ------- 
          Net income (loss)   $12,089       (82,959)     22,562       (77,468)
                              ========      =======      =======      ======= 
    Basic and diluted (loss)                                                  
     earnings per share         $0.11         (0.80)       0.21         (0.75)
    Weighted average shares                                                         
     outstanding                                                              
      Basic                109,922,060  103,950,667  109,862,617  103,872,522 
      Diluted              110,047,995  103,950,667  109,989,048  103,872,522 
                                                                              
    (a)  OTTI charge taken in the period ended December 31, 2008 was based on 
         market values.  In March 2009, $35.7 million of the OTTI loss on 
         securities was determined to be a non-credit related charge upon the 
         adoption of ASC 320.    
    
    
    
                     INVESTORS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY                
                Average Balance Sheet and Yield/Rate Information           
                                                                           
                                               For Three Months Ended      
                                                  December 31, 2009        
                                                  -----------------        
                                            Average    Interest   Average  
                                          Outstanding   Earned/    Yield/  
                                             Balance      Paid      Rate   
                                         ------------  --------   -------  
                                               (Dollars in thousands)      
    Interest-earning assets:                                               
      Interest-bearing deposits              $258,772       $138      0.21%
      Securities available-for-sale           449,609      2,977      2.65%
      Securities held-to-maturity             747,806      8,072      4.32%
      Net loans                             6,489,358     87,458      5.39%
      Stock in FHLB                            65,728        996      6.06%
                                               ------        ---           
        Total interest-earning assets       8,011,273     99,641      4.98%
                                                          ------           
    Non-interest earning assets               349,005                      
                                              -------                      
        Total assets                       $8,360,278                      
                                           ==========                      
                                                                           
    Interest-bearing Liabilities:                                          
      Savings                                $863,400     $3,799      1.76%
      Interest-bearing checking               801,208      2,145      1.07%
      Money market accounts                   695,881      2,349      1.35%
      Certificates of deposit               3,332,274     18,510      2.22%
                                            ---------     ------           
      Borrowed funds                        1,590,012     16,492      4.15%
                                            ---------     ------           
        Total interest-bearing                                             
         liabilities                        7,282,775     43,295      2.38%
                                                          ------           
    Non-interest bearing liabilities          244,180                      
                                              -------                      
        Total liabilities                   7,526,955                      
                                                                           
    Stockholders' equity                      833,323                      
                                              -------                      
        Total liabilities and                                              
         stockholders' equity              $8,360,278                      
                                           ==========                      
                                                                           
    Net interest income                                  $56,346           
                                                         =======           
                                                                           
    Net interest rate spread                                          2.60%
                                                                      ==== 
                                                                           
    Net interest earning assets              $728,498                      
                                             ========                      
                                                                           
    Net interest margin                                               2.81%
                                                                      ==== 
                                                                           
    Ratio of interest-earning assets to 
     total interest-bearing liabilities          1.10 X                    
                                                 ====                      
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                               For Three Months Ended      
                                                  December 31, 2008        
                                                  -----------------        
                                            Average    Interest   Average  
                                          Outstanding   Earned/    Yield/  
                                             Balance      Paid      Rate   
                                         ------------  --------   -------  
                                               (Dollars in thousands)      
    Interest-earning assets:                                               
      Interest-bearing deposits               $19,933         $7      0.14%
      Securities available-for-sale           191,193      2,177      4.55%
      Securities held-to-maturity           1,175,931     13,405      4.56%
      Net loans                             5,540,867     78,291      5.65%
      Stock in FHLB                            88,496        619      2.80%
                                               ------        ---           
        Total interest-earning assets       7,016,420     94,499      5.39%
                                                          ------           
    Non-interest earning assets               195,093                      
                                              -------                      
        Total assets                       $7,211,513                      
                                           ==========                      
                                                                           
    Interest-bearing Liabilities:                                          
      Savings                                $389,446     $1,778      1.83%
      Interest-bearing checking               379,846      1,469      1.55%
      Money market accounts                   298,300      1,805      2.42%
      Certificates of deposit               3,023,602     26,876      3.56%
                                            ---------     ------           
      Borrowed funds                        2,174,374     19,663      3.62%
                                            ---------     ------           
        Total interest-bearing                                             
         liabilities                        6,265,568     51,591      3.29%
                                                          ------           
    Non-interest bearing liabilities          117,845                      
                                              -------                      
        Total liabilities                   6,383,413                      
                                                                           
    Stockholders' equity                      828,100                      
                                              -------                      
        Total liabilities and                                              
         stockholders' equity              $7,211,513                      
                                           ==========                      
                                                                           
    Net interest income                                  $42,908           
                                                         =======           
                                                                           
    Net interest rate spread                                          2.10%
                                                                      ==== 
                                                                           
    Net interest earning assets              $750,852                      
                                             ========                      
                                                                           
    Net interest margin                                               2.45%
                                                                      ==== 
                                                                           
    Ratio of interest-earning assets to 
     total interest-bearing liabilities          1.12 X                    
                                                 ====                      
    
    
    
                    INVESTORS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY                
               Average Balance Sheet and Yield/Rate Information           
                                                                          
                                                                          
                                               For Six Months Ended       
                                                 December 31, 2009        
                                                 -----------------        
                                           Average    Interest   Average  
                                         Outstanding   Earned/    Yield/  
                                            Balance      Paid      Rate   
                                        ------------  --------   -------  
                                              (Dollars in thousands)      
    Interest-earning assets:                                              
      Interest-bearing deposits             $304,293       $346      0.23%
      Securities available-for-sale          406,462      5,926      2.92%
      Securities held-to-maturity            779,405     17,404      4.47%
      Net loans                            6,370,350    172,575      5.42%
      Stock in FHLB                           68,122      2,021      5.93%
                                              ------      -----           
        Total interest-earning assets      7,928,632    198,272      5.00%
                                                        -------           
    Non-interest-earning assets              335,411                      
                                             -------                      
        Total assets                      $8,264,043                      
                                          ==========                      
                                                                          
    Interest-bearing Liabilities:                                         
      Savings                               $835,109     $7,615      1.82%
      Interest-bearing checking              802,474      4,426      1.10%
      Money market accounts                  608,710      4,392      1.44%
      Certificates of deposit              3,321,607     40,144      2.42%
                                           ---------     ------           
      Borrowed funds                       1,643,205     33,894      4.13%
                                           ---------     ------           
        Total interest-bearing                                            
         liabilities                       7,211,105     90,471      2.51%
                                                         ------           
    Non-interest-bearing liabilities         226,956                      
                                             -------                      
        Total liabilities                  7,438,061                      
                                                                          
    Stockholders' equity                     825,982                      
                                             -------                      
        Total liabilities and                                             
         stockholders' equity             $8,264,043                      
                                          ==========                      
                                                                          
    Net interest income                                $107,801           
                                                       ========           
                                                                          
    Net interest rate spread                                         2.49%
                                                                     ==== 
                                                                          
    Net interest earning assets             $717,527                      
                                            ========                      
                                                                          
    Net interest margin                                              2.72%
                                                                     ==== 
                                                                          
    Ratio of interest-earning assets to 
     total interest-bearing liabilities         1.10 X                    
                                                ====                      
                                                                          
                                                                          
                                                                          
                                               For Six Months Ended       
                                                 December 31, 2008        
                                                 -----------------        
                                           Average    Interest   Average  
                                         Outstanding   Earned/    Yield/  
                                            Balance      Paid      Rate   
                                        ------------  --------   -------  
                                              (Dollars in thousands)      
    Interest-earning assets:                                              
      Interest-bearing deposits              $19,221        $39      0.41%
      Securities available-for-sale          196,848      4,491      4.56%
      Securities held-to-maturity          1,203,268     27,222      4.52%
      Net loans                            5,241,754    148,771      5.68%
      Stock in FHLB                           79,496      1,424      3.58%
                                              ------      -----           
        Total interest-earning assets      6,740,587    181,947      5.40%
                                                        -------           
    Non-interest-earning assets              191,168                      
                                             -------                      
        Total assets                      $6,931,755                      
                                          ==========                      
                                                                          
    Interest-bearing Liabilities:                                         
      Savings                               $395,448     $3,650      1.85%
      Interest-bearing checking              371,200      2,842      1.53%
      Money market accounts                  265,074      3,024      2.28%
      Certificates of deposit              2,968,288     53,421      3.60%
                                           ---------     ------           
      Borrowed funds                       1,990,807     37,362      3.75%
                                           ---------     ------           
        Total interest-bearing                                            
         liabilities                       5,990,817    100,299      3.35%
                                                        -------           
    Non-interest-bearing liabilities         114,409                      
                                             -------                      
        Total liabilities                  6,105,226                      
                                                                          
    Stockholders' equity                     826,529                      
                                             -------                      
        Total liabilities and                                             
         stockholders' equity             $6,931,755                      
                                          ==========                      
                                                                          
    Net interest income                                 $81,648           
                                                        =======           
                                                                          
    Net interest rate spread                                         2.05%
                                                                     ==== 
                                                                          
    Net interest earning assets             $749,770                      
                                            ========                      
                                                                          
    Net interest margin                                              2.42%
                                                                     ==== 
                                                                          
    Ratio of interest-earning assets to 
     total interest-bearing liabilities         1.13 X                    
                                                ====                      
    
    
    
                  INVESTORS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY             
                       Selected Performance Ratios                   
                                                                     
                                             For the Three Months Ended   
                                                    December 31,          
                                                    -------------         
                                                 2009           2008 
                                                 ----           ---- 
                                                                     
    Return on average assets                     0.58%         -4.60%
    Return on average equity                     5.80%        -40.07%
    Interest rate spread                         2.60%          2.10%
    Net interest margin                          2.81%          2.45%
    Efficiency ratio                            49.82%        -20.91%
    Efficiency ratio (excluding                                      
     OTTI) (1)                                  49.75%         52.23%
    Non-interest expense to average                                  
     total assets                                1.43%          1.27%
    Average interest-earning assets to average                       
       interest-bearing liabilities              1.10           1.12 
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                              For the Six Months Ended    
                                                    December 31,          
                                                    -------------         
                                                 2009           2008 
                                                 ----           ---- 
                                                                     
    Return on average assets                     0.55%         -2.24%
    Return on average equity                     5.46%        -18.75%
    Interest rate spread                         2.49%          2.05%
    Net interest margin                          2.72%          2.42%
    Efficiency ratio                            48.37%        -62.22%
    Efficiency ratio (excluding OTTI                                 
     and FDIC special assessment) (1)           48.33%         53.40%
    Non-interest expense to average                                  
     total assets                                1.37%          1.30%
    Average interest-earning assets to average                       
       interest-bearing liabilities              1.10           1.13 
                                                                     
    (1) OTTI was $91,000 for the three and six months ended December 31, 
        2009, and $152.8 million and $157.2 million for the three and six 
        months ended December 31, 2008, respectively. 
                                  
    
                                       
                  INVESTORS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY             
                 Selected Financial Ratios and Other Data            
                                                                     
                                           At December 31,   At June 30,  
                                                 2009           2009 
                                                 ----           ---- 
                                                                     
    Asset Quality Ratios:                                            
    Non-performing assets as a                                       
     percent of total assets                     1.44%          1.50%
    Non-performing loans as a                                        
     percent of total loans                      1.81%          1.97%
    Allowance for loan losses as a                                   
     percent of non-performing loans            45.80%         38.30%
    Allowance for loan losses as a                                   
     percent of total loans                      0.83%          0.76%
                                                                     
                                                                     
    Capital Ratios:                                                  
    Total risk-based capital (to                                     
     risk weighted assets)   (2)                15.98%         16.88%
    Tier 1 risk-based capital (to                                    
     risk weighted assets)   (2)                14.88%         15.86%
    Tier 1 leverage (core) capital                                   
     (to adjusted tangible assets)                                   
     (2)                                         9.03%          9.52%
    Equity to total assets (period                                   
     end)                                       10.17%         10.07%
    Average equity to average assets             9.99%         11.05%
    Tangible capital (to tangible                                    
     assets)                                     9.83%          9.78%
    Book value per common share                 $7.67          $7.38 
                                                                     
    Other Data:                                                      
    Number of full service offices                 65             58 
    Full time equivalent employees                704            647 
                                                                     
    (2) Ratios are for Investors Savings Bank and do not include capital 
        retained at the holding company level. 
    
    

SOURCE Investors Bancorp, Inc.



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